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Memoirs of a Geisha
4.08
really liked it
My friend Robin sent this book to me shortly after I moved to Tokyo. It was hard to find English-language books at first, so she sent me a couple to k ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 15, 2007
 
Jemima J
3.62
liked it
The first 50 or so pages were dreadful. I only continued reading because it's not easy to find English language books in Japan.

I guess what I hated i
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Dec 2007
Dec 05, 2007
 
The Cay (The Cay, #1)
3.74
really liked it
D'Ette had to read this book for school and she loved it. She asked me if I would also read it.

It's a children's book, so it doesn't take long to read
...more
Nov 2007
Nov 10, 2007
 
At Home in Mitford (Mitford Years, #1)
4.11
really liked it
My mom has wanted me to read this book for ages. She was in the hospital right before my wedding and I remember flying home to Florida to see her. Thi ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 27, 2007
 
In This Mountain (Mitford Years, #7)
4.33
really liked it
I found myself reading this book a little bit slower than the others. Often because I know the Scripture the author is quoting, I sort of rush through ...more
May 23, 2008
May 18, 2008
 
Memoirs of a Douchebag
4.40
liked it
Vulgar, but funny.

I picked this book up because I lived in Tokyo and wanted to read about another American's perspective of living in the same huge, f
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Nov 28, 2008
Oct 06, 2008
 
The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber and Other Stories
4.07
really liked it
My first Hemingway story. I actually researched which one would be best to read first, and many suggested The Old Man and the Sea. I decided to go wit ...more
Jan 15, 2015
Jan 15, 2015
 
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
3.97
it was amazing
This book is extremely awesome and incredibly addictive. I had a really hard time putting it down. It made me experience so many emotions. I laughed a ...more
Feb 29, 2016
Feb 23, 2016
 
Charles
3.74
it was amazing
My son had to read this book for school. I read it ages ago and had forgotten how good it was. I love Shirley Jackson. If you've never read the Lotter ...more
not set
Jul 01, 2008
 
Orphan Train
4.14
really liked it
I want to read it again. Slower.

It's true. I feel like I sped through this book, gobbling it up. Now I want to go back & re-read it for the detai
...more
Apr 20, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
 
Homer's Odyssey
4.18
really liked it
I really can't believe I read a cat book. But it was our monthly book club selection. I like animals, but I'm more a dog person than a car person. The ...more
Sep 07, 2014
Aug 28, 2014
 
Gone Girl
4.04
really liked it
The story was great. Truly "amazing," you might say. But I hate the ending. HATE it. So many twists & turns. It was a book I couldn't put down &am ...more
Aug 11, 2014
Aug 09, 2014
 
Cure Overwhelm Now: Slash the Stress, Get More Done... and Have More Fun
4.00
liked it
Kudos to the guy for going 30 days without his phone, Internet, TV, etc. That's what the whole book is about, so it's really unnecessary to give the c ...more
Jul 08, 2014
Jul 03, 2014
 
Happy(ish)
3.50
really liked it
I freaking LOVED this book! I can't stop talking about it. I even let my daughter try to win a goldfish at the fair today because of Jane's goldfish. ...more
Jul 04, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
 
Chattanooga
3.00
it was amazing
This book will stay with me a very long time. I love the way it is organized. We get to hear the story told in the voice of each character. It's set d ...more
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
 
Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom
3.94
it was ok
The opening scene grabbed me immediately. I don't think I realized when I bought this book that the author and I were raised in the same area, but bec ...more
Feb 17, 2016
Jun 03, 2014
 
Pike Place
3.44
liked it
**spoiler alert** A nice-paced, easy read. I started it this morning, put it down a few times for dinner and playtime with the dog, and finished it th ...more
Dec 30, 2015
Dec 30, 2015
 
Pretty Girls
3.96
really liked it
I'm starting to really like this genre!

I'm not normally a reader of this genre, but I'm finding the more I take a chance on a book like this, that I m
...more
Aug 05, 2017
Aug 01, 2017
 
The Girl on the Train
3.89
really liked it
I was reading another book when this one was recommended to me so highly that I put the other book down and began reading this one.

No doubt, many read
...more
Jan 28, 2015
Jan 15, 2015
 
The Perfume Collector
3.97
really liked it
I was a little confused by the back-and-forth of the time periods, but after about 1/3 of the way through the book, I got the hang of things.

For all t
...more
Jul 27, 2014
Jul 09, 2014
 
The Skin Type Solution: The Revolutionary Guide To Finding And Caring For Your Skin Type
3.81
really liked it
This book really helped me understand what I need to be using for skincare. I like how the author gives you several choices of what you should use for ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 16, 2007
 
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
3.78
really liked it
Inspiration!

I bought this book because I'm tired of feeling cluttered all the home. There are several "drop zones" in my house. I have an overflowing
...more
Aug 28, 2016
Aug 14, 2016
 
Dear Old Love: Anonymous Notes to Former Crushes, Sweethearts, Husbands, Wives,   Ones That Got Away
3.90
really liked it
Very easy to read in an hour or so. It was a nice way to break up the last book & whatever I read next. I could easily have written or been the su ...more
not set
Jul 31, 2014
 
Sea Double: A Cruise Romance
3.00
liked it
I bought this book right after Marso and I got married. It's one of those personalized books where you fill out a questionnaire about yourself and the ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 12, 2007
 
American Girls about Town
3.48
really liked it
It's a collection of short stories, and while some were just okay, there were a few that I wished were longer than a short story. Since I'm somewhat n ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 07, 2007
 
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
3.96
really liked it
This is my first book for the #ReadHarder challenge. It's nothing I thought it would be. I realize it's been out a while and that everyone is reading ...more
Jan 06, 2015
Jan 04, 2015
 
A Dangerous Man (Hank Thompson, #3)
4.07
liked it
I didn't realize until after I had finished this book that it was the third in a series. I really only read it to begin with because it was a free dow ...more
Jul 15, 2009
Jul 15, 2009
 
Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal
3.13
really liked it
This book feels a lot like nonfiction. The characters (Julie's friends) are well-developed and the plot twists (Julie's life) are incredible. I can't ...more
Oct 08, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
 
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less
3.90
it was amazing
A feel-good story

I almost want to write my review in 25 rhyming words or less. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio is a wonderful story that offers no
...more
Jun 30, 2017
Nov 06, 2009
 
Hungry: Lessons Learned on the Journey from Fat to Thin
3.60
liked it
I struggle with whether to go with 3 or 4 stars. It's a solid 3 1/2 for me.

Zadoff tells his story with humor and great candor. I appreciate his honest
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Jan 2016
Jan 01, 2016
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