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Signing Their Rights Away
3.86
it was amazing
I LOVED THIS BOOK! Kiernan and D'Agnese's brief but very informative book was right up this history buff's alley. After a brief introduction on the th ...more
Mar 28, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
 
The Gospel of Damascus
4.20
it was ok
I really need to stop signing up for ARCs from academic writers trying their hand at fiction. Not that all of these endeavors are doomed to failure, b ...more
Jun 11, 2012
May 06, 2012
 
Roaming Kyrgyzstan: Beyond the Tourist Track
3.36
really liked it
I have never been to Kyrgyzstan. Heck, Mexico is the farthest abroad I've traveled, but I've always loved reading about far away lands and someday my ...more
May 05, 2009
May 05, 2009
 
The Elephants in My Backyard: A Memoir
3.85
liked it
Disclaimer: I won a free copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

Surendra's story is a great reminder that oft
...more
Jan 18, 2017
Nov 01, 2016
 
Just Add Water: Making the City of Chicago
4.50
it was amazing
I loved Kreczmer's book tackling CPS's required 3rd grade Chicago history curriculum! I wish there was an equally as engaging title for my community c ...more
Sep 04, 2012
Sep 03, 2012
 
Glow (Sky Chasers, #1)
3.53
it was amazing
Part Ender's Game, part Hunger Games, part Lord of the Flies, part something completely else, Glow is of the same quality as those powerhouses of teen ...more
Aug 09, 2011
Aug 08, 2011
 
A Certain Strain of Peculiar
3.55
really liked it
Ever since a misunderstanding in fourth grade, Mary Harold, now finishing sixth grade, has been teased to the point of being a total outcast in her sc ...more
Apr 06, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
 
Normally, This Would be Cause for Concern: Tales of Calamity and Unrelenting Awkwardness
3.62
it was ok
I received a free copy of this book from a GoodReads Giveaway.

I really wanted to like this one. Boy Meets World was one of my favorite shows as a teen
...more
Oct 03, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
 
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Pink Carnation, #1)
3.69
liked it
a little too predictable, but Willig still brings freshness to this cute fictional story of a history grad student researching the story of the The Pi ...more
Feb 2005
Mar 05, 2011
 
The Phantom Patrol
3.30
liked it
I liked this one despite discovering that I'm not much of a noir adventure fiction fan. I've perused a few romances from the time period and enjoyed w ...more
Dec 08, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
 
As Red as Blood (Lumikki Andersson, #1)
3.42
liked it
I got a free ebook copy of this title through the Kindle First program.

I've heard this described as Girl With the Dragon Tattoo for teens, but I haven
...more
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
 
The Uninvited
3.22
it was amazing
I wish everyone didn't have to wait until May to read this excellent YA thriller which has some real cross-over appeal to adult audiences. The three p ...more
Feb 23, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
 
The Tyrant's Daughter
3.72
really liked it
Carleson's book explores the life of a hypothetical tyrant's daughter after her father has been deposed (and killed) and their family has escaped to W ...more
Jan 16, 2015
Jan 12, 2015
 
Suddenly One Summer
3.84
liked it
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Victoria Slade is a successful divorce attorney who handling her life jus
...more
Apr 21, 2017
Jul 14, 2015
 
The Sword (Chiveis Trilogy, #1)
3.85
it was ok
It took two attempts for me to finish this one and, frankly, I'm baffled by it. The premise sounds so promising: 500 years after humanity nearly destr ...more
Aug 13, 2011
Jul 01, 2011
 
The Gift (Chiveis Trilogy, #2)
4.13
it was ok
Second in Liftin's post-apocalyptic series, The Gift improves leaps and bounds over it's predecessor The Sword, but I'm still hesitant to give it thre ...more
Aug 29, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
 
Young Mandela: The Revolutionary Years
3.57
liked it
Like a lot of people in my generation I know Nelson Mandela solely as the legend, the peaceful elder statesman, the first black President of South Afr ...more
Aug 05, 2011
Apr 08, 2011
 
Elvis And The Memphis Mambo Murders
3.87
liked it
Charming cozy mystery from the series about talented beautician and sweet southern woman Callie Valentine Jones and her hound dog who thinks he's Elvi ...more
Apr 29, 2011
Dec 02, 2010
 
Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here
3.51
it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

It was shocking how good this was. Scarlett is funny, smart, and not wil
...more
May 28, 2017
Apr 14, 2016
 
Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story
4.05
it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

There's going to be some major fangirl squeeing here because I've been in
...more
Apr 10, 2017
Dec 17, 2015
 
Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life
3.88
None
not set
Aug 21, 2013
 
Aquifer
3.15
None
not set
Jul 22, 2013
 
Jazz Funeral (Skip Langdon, #3)
3.82
liked it
None
May 2004
Jul 11, 2011
 
Blown Coverage
3.99
it was ok
None
Feb 23, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
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