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The Pilot's Wife
it was ok
This was an airport "argh, I need something to read on a 4 hour flight" impulse buy. Since everything at the airport shop seemed to be on Oprah's list ...more
not set
Oct 18, 2008
The Men with the Pink Triangle: The True Life-and-Death Story of Homosexuals in the Nazi Death Camps
it was amazing
This book opened my eyes in so many ways. I'll be forever thankful to the girl that recommended it. I've read a lot of holocaust memoirs over the year ...more
Jan 1994
Sep 03, 2008
Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the New Face of American War
really liked it
Dear Penthouse,
I never thought I'd actually read (or like) a book by one of your former writers. However, I found Generation Kill to be both alarming
Jan 2009
Sep 14, 2008
Who Cooked the Last Supper?: The Women's History of the World
I've just started this and already I'm fascinated. One thing I'm chewing over is how we as a society will turn a blind eye and raise up sexist men in ...more
Jul 2009
Sep 08, 2008
A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time, #14)
really liked it
I started reading this series in 1994 when I think there were already three books completed. At that time I thought, "Oh good, it's about to wrap up, ...more
Jul 29, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
Assassin's Fate (The Fitz and the Fool, #3)
did not like it
I again tried to read a Robin Hobb book. But this time I just can't care. I find the Fool obnoxious, just obnoxious. I just don't care what happens to ...more
not set
Jun 13, 2017
Crack'd Pot Trail (The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, #4)
did not like it
I did NOT finish reading this book. The long winded speaches and lack of a decent storyline got me in the end. I always finish books. Always. But I ju ...more
not set
Apr 20, 2014
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
it was amazing
I read this book while on vacation, fully expecting it to only cover what she's discussed in on air or magazine interviews. I was wrong, there is so m ...more
Nov 29, 2015
Oct 26, 2015
House of Chains (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #4)
really liked it
My Malazan reread continues! The second time I read this book, I liked it a lot more than the first time. This is my review from the first time (below ...more
May 2010
Apr 29, 2010
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
really liked it
Pretty good stuff, some things resolved, some new issues opened. I read a review where someone said no one ever dies (wrong) and another review said t ...more
Aug 05, 2011
May 03, 2011
Under Heaven (Under Heaven, #1)
it was amazing
Beautiful. I never say that about a book, but the prose in this novel was simply beautiful.

Also, I learned about the Tang empire, so that's all good.
Sep 2010
Sep 28, 2010
The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12)
really liked it
I'm reading this for the second time to see if I missed any clues. Overall I think that Sanderson does a good job of keeping his voice consistent with ...more
Nov 2009
Dec 23, 2009
The White Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #2)
liked it
I am such a sucker for Philippa, it's so sad really.
Oct 2010
Sep 28, 2010
Where the Red Fern Grows
it was amazing
Recently I've been battling raccoons outside our house. Raccoons always remind me of the 'coon dogs in this book. Sadly, nearly everyone I've mentione ...more
Jan 1979
Jul 23, 2008
Deadhouse Gates (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #2)
really liked it
I understand this book much much more on the second read through. The first time I read the series I was too caught up trying to figure out what the h ...more
Jan 17, 2009
Nov 19, 2008
The White Rose (The Chronicles of the Black Company, #3)
it was ok
Oct 18, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England
liked it
Very entertaining with lots of clever jibes at modern culture, and for some reason the author has a vendetta with people who write memoirs... He seems ...more
Sep 2008
Oct 15, 2008
Assail (Novels of the Malazan Empire, #6)
really liked it
Easily the best ICE novel to date. I did see some comments where people complained of 'too many characters to keep track of'. Well, it IS true that th ...more
Sep 09, 2014
Oct 15, 2013
The Book Thief
it was amazing
I can't recommend this book enough. In the book Death tells the story of a young Jewish girl sent to live with foster parents in Molching. It is humer ...more
Aug 11, 2008
Jul 02, 2008
Shaman's Crossing (Soldier Son, #1)
it was ok
It's hard for me to recommend this book as I really struggled through the first 200 pages. Typically, when I have to struggle through the first 200, I ...more
Aug 05, 2008
Aug 11, 2008
Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1)
liked it
Typical Dan Brown. Engaging enough to read on an airplane, and not too taxing on the brain. I read it after the Code, so as I was reading it I thought ...more
Jan 2002
Sep 03, 2008
really liked it
I bought this book at random at the bookstore one day. Although I may not be her target demographic, the twist and turns in the novel were very supris ...more
Jan 2003
Sep 03, 2008
Red Country (First Law World, #6)
really liked it
bloody good as always with Abercrombie.
Nov 04, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
The Machiavelli Covenant
liked it
It's hard to find a book at that the airport that is big enough, and mindless enough to support 5 hours stuck at DFW. This one fit the bill nicely. Co ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 19, 2008
River of Blue Fire (Otherland, #2)
really liked it
I don't usually go for Science Fiction, but I thought I would give this a try. The first book is a little slow for the first 100 pages, but then it ge ...more
not set
Aug 31, 2007
Winter's Tale
it was amazing
I think I read this in high school, and to be honest, I don't remember a lot about it. Mostly feelings and some confusion as to what New York City was ...more
Jan 1988
Jul 02, 2008
The Elenium: The Diamond Throne / The Ruby Knight / The Sapphire Rose (The Elenium, #1-3)
did not like it
I'm still struggling to finish this dumb book. I hate how the characters do something FREAKING obvious, only to have all of the other characters go, " ...more
Mar 19, 2008
Jan 23, 2008
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1)
really liked it
If you think this is like the cheesey broadway show that is so popular, stop, do not read this book! I tend to wonder how many Disneyites grab this bo ...more
Jan 1998
Jul 11, 2008
Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)
liked it
This book started out with so much promise, and then succumbed to "and then something amazing and unexpected happened to save the hero!" syndrome.
Feb 22, 2017
Apr 02, 2016
The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, #1)
liked it
Once you get past the first 200 pages, it really starts moving. I would rate it higher, but I feel that the author cheaped out on the ending.
Jan 1997
Jul 11, 2008
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