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One for the Money (Stephanie Plum #1)
4.03
really liked it
Stephanie Plum has just gotten laid off from her job as a lingerie buyer for a company that turned out to be owned by the mob in New Jersey. Her Miata ...more
Mar 2008
Feb 14, 2008
 
A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1)
4.08
really liked it
Charlie Asher is your average Beta Male. He owns a second-hand shop in San Francisco and rents out the apartments in the rest of the building to some ...more
Jul 21, 2008
Mar 13, 2008
 
Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art
3.77
liked it
I have mostly been able to follow Christopher Moore into his craziness with success. He makes a joke and I laugh. It might be the weirdest thing ever ...more
Apr 16, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
 
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
4.26
really liked it
There are roughly 30 years of Jesus's life that are unaccounted for. Oh, there's the one story about him teaching in the temple when he was 12, but ot ...more
Jan 07, 2010
Dec 12, 2009
 
Secondhand Souls (Grim Reaper, #2)
3.92
it was ok
Sophie seems to have lost her mojo at the same time that some freaky stuff starts going down again in San Francisco. The Squirrel People are restless, ...more
Nov 06, 2015
Nov 06, 2015
 
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1)
3.96
really liked it
Sookie Stackhouse is a waitress in small-town Louisiana, in a time after vampires have "come out of the coffin." Sookie is thrilled when Bill the vamp ...more
May 04, 2009
Feb 27, 2009
 
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
4.30
really liked it
The Lies of Locke Lamora was a hugely fun tale of a group of con artists called The Gentlemen Bastards and their lives in Camorr, a fantasy version of ...more
Oct 2009
Sep 21, 2009
 
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)
3.91
it was amazing
I have waited entirely too long to write this review and gotten too deeply involved in the world of Ken Follett's World Without End, so this review is ...more
Feb 03, 2010
Nov 13, 2009
 
I Am One of You Forever
4.10
really liked it
Jess, his mom, dad, grandmother and farmhand/adoptive brother, Johnson, live a quiet life in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. They farm, vi ...more
Jun 07, 2015
Aug 04, 2008
 
Mama Makes Up Her Mind and Other Dangers of Southern Living
3.96
really liked it
You should see my copy of this book. One of my co-workers, who, for various reasons, has only recently seen how much I read, saw all the neon post-it ...more
Nov 30, 2009
Nov 20, 2009
 
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
4.05
liked it
I checked this out from the library expecting to laugh as much as I had with the other Bill Bryson books I had read. And there were funny parts. To be ...more
not set
Apr 23, 2007
 
Embroideries
3.84
really liked it
In this very slender graphic novel, Marjane Satrapi gives us a peek into the lives of Iranian women. Well, the romantic and sexual aspects of their li ...more
Mar 04, 2011
May 03, 2010
 
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
3.93
really liked it
Mary Roach has a gift for making science accessible and--dare I say it?--even funny. In this book, she tackles the digestive system.

Covering topics ra
...more
Jan 17, 2015
Dec 27, 2014
 
Naked Came the Leaf Peeper
3.37
really liked it
I don't even know how to begin to describe this plot. Garnell Lee Ray is an assassin for hire. She has a grudge against greedy developers and she's ta ...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 21, 2012
 
The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants #1)
3.88
really liked it
George Beard and Harold Hutchins are the 4th grade pranksters at their school. They change school signs around to say funny things, they fill cheerlea ...more
Sep 23, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
 
The Frog Prince: A Fairy Tale for Consenting Adults
3.63
really liked it
I thought it was bitterly funny. This first paragraph sets the tone for the whole thing: "There are two kinds of women: those who marry princes and th ...more
not set
Jan 11, 2009
 
Fluke
3.74
really liked it
Nate Quinn has spent his entire professional career following humpback whales around the ocean, trying to find out exactly why the males sing. He's cu ...more
May 09, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
 
The Sweet Potato Queens' First Big-Ass Novel: Stuff We Didn't Actually Do, But Could Have, and May Yet (Sweet Potato Queens)
3.72
really liked it
Jill Conner Browne writes a fictional account of how the Sweet Potato Queens came into being and how they truly became queens through some terrible de ...more
Dec 10, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
 
Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
"In the land of Ingary, where such things as seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, it is quite a misfortune to be born the eldes ...more
Mar 30, 2009
Nov 08, 2008
 
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
3.91
really liked it
Bernadette Fox is an...eccentric...mother and wife living in Seattle. Her daughter, Bee, is an excellent student and has asked for a family cruise to ...more
Mar 16, 2014
Mar 03, 2014
 
A Prayer for Owen Meany
4.23
really liked it
Owen Meany is a strange child. Almost freakishly small, and with a terrible voice, he is huge on faith, but not so crazy about religion. But Owen has ...more
May 16, 2009
Dec 07, 2008
 
Don't Look Down
3.43
it was ok
Lucy Armstrong is a director who makes dog food commercials--by choice, not lack of talent. Her ex-husband has asked her to come in and finish directi ...more
Feb 18, 2009
Jan 27, 2008
 
The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror (Pine Cove, #3)
3.82
really liked it
I can't even really say what this is about without giving anything away. Let's just say that the stupidest angel's mission to create a Christmas mirac ...more
Dec 12, 2009
Dec 09, 2009
 
The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole Noir
3.47
really liked it
Gumdrop Coal has gotten the axe. Founder of the Coal Patrol, those elves who deliver coal into bad little kids' stockings, Gumdrop is out on his ear w ...more
Dec 16, 2011
Dec 11, 2011
 
You Suck (A Love Story, #2)
3.82
really liked it
Picking up exactly where Bloodsucking Fiends left off, Jody is feeling a little lonely in her immortality and decides to bring Tommy over for a litt ...more
Oct 21, 2009
Oct 12, 2009
 
Once Upon a Marigold (Upon a Marigold, #1)
3.98
really liked it
My seven-year-old cousin and fellow lover-of-all-things-fairy, Natalie, convinced me to read this by reciting the cover blurb to me: "Part comedy, par ...more
Sep 21, 2009
Sep 11, 2009
 
Isn't It Romantic?: An Entertainment
2.89
liked it
This was another fun romantic comedy. It's the story of a French couple who are stranded in Nebraska of all places. The local people basically adopt t ...more
Sep 2007
Jul 31, 2007
 
I'm a Manatee
3.78
really liked it
We bought this for my in-laws to share with my niece and nephew. Of course I had to read it first!

This was a fun enough little story, with a vocabular
...more
May 19, 2009
May 28, 2009
 
Random Magic
3.34
liked it
Professor Random has sneezed Alice right out of Wonderland. He sends young Henry Witherspoon into the book to find her and put her in her place before ...more
Nov 10, 2010
Nov 01, 2009
 
The Masque of the Black Tulip (Pink Carnation, #2)
3.92
really liked it
The Masque of the Black Tulip continues the story of spies and lovers begun with The Secret History of the Pink Carnation. Henrietta Selwick (sister ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 08, 2008
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