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When the Heart Cries (Sisters of the Quilt, #1)
4.25
did not like it
This is a TERRIBLE BOOK! I wanted to read a book in the subgenre of Amish Romance, which I thought would be a sweet and gentle love story.

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Dec 08, 2011
Dec 08, 2011
 
Restless In The Grave (Kate Shugak, #19 / Liam Campbell, #5)
4.16
it was amazing
I have read the Kate Shugak novels from the beginning. Dana Stabenow started with characterization as her strong suit, and her characters are still we ...more
Apr 25, 2012
Apr 26, 2012
 
We Were Tired of Living in a House
4.30
really liked it
If I could give this book a split rating, it would be story-5/illustrations-1. I first owned this book through the Weekly Reader Children's Book Club, ...more
Jul 26, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
 
No Dessert Forever!
2.60
it was ok
Thought I would love this book, based on the cover and the title, but the book fell short of its potential. The little girl gets in trouble for knocki ...more
Feb 23, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
 
Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles, #3)
4.33
it was ok
First off, I skipped most of the middle of this book. I read the first 100 pages, was bored and tired of the angst and whining and constant miscommuni ...more
May 14, 2013
May 15, 2013
 
A Gold Star for Zog
4.19
it was amazing
It is difficult to tell a story in rhyme scheme that holds its meter and flow. This book keeps the rhyme convincingly going throughout, it's a good st ...more
Dec 30, 2012
Dec 30, 2012
 
Across the Great Barrier (Frontier Magic, #2)
3.90
really liked it
This is the second book in a trilogy, the first being Thirteenth Child. In this book, Eff, the main character, graduates from upper school and has to ...more
Jun 07, 2012
Jun 07, 2012
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.23
it was amazing
Wow. This book was action-packed with trials, challenges and a strong female protagonist. The book's premise is that here in dystopian Chicago, societ ...more
Oct 08, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
 
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
3.64
really liked it
Decided I wanted to read this book before I saw the movie(which is based on the stage play, which is based on the book.)The book is really, really fun ...more
Jul 22, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
 
Being Frank
3.99
really liked it
Teaches a good lesson, that it isn't always necessary to speak your every thought.
Dec 2013
Dec 01, 2013
 
Though Not Dead (Kate Shugak, #18)
4.26
it was amazing
I am a huge fan of Dana Stabenow's Kate Shugak series, and I think on many levels this is her best one yet. The story was a masterful interweaving of ...more
Oct 30, 2011
Nov 03, 2011
 
The Brides of Rollrock Island
3.69
really liked it
This story is a fairy tale. It has a villain, and an underlying moral, although you could interpret the moral in several different ways. Like the orig ...more
Nov 07, 2012
Nov 07, 2012
 
Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1)
3.93
it was amazing
This book has it all. Adventure, fantasy, love, drama, heartbreak, intrigue - everything one could ask for in a fantasy novel. I really loved this boo ...more
Aug 15, 2012
Aug 16, 2012
 
Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5)
4.12
it was amazing
This is the fifth and last book in the Parasol Protectorate series. I would have to say that this one is my favorite next to Soulless, the first book. ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
 
Burn (Anna Pigeon, #16)
3.61
liked it
This book gets a three-star rating as an average. There are aspects that are excellent, and aspects that I feel were not Nevada Barr's best work.

The p
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Dec 21, 2011
Dec 22, 2011
 
Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic, #1)
3.78
really liked it
This book, the first in a series, is an alternate history of a United States in the frontier days, in which magic is an integral part of life. Eff, th ...more
Apr 30, 2012
May 24, 2012
 
No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller
3.90
really liked it
I enjoyed this book very much. It spurred me on to look up more information about topics that I had little familiarity with: Harlem, the Harlem Renais ...more
Oct 23, 2012
Oct 26, 2012
 
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #13)
4.11
it was amazing
This series is consistently well written, always enjoyable, a "gentle read" in the very best sense of the phrase. The delight in these books comes not ...more
Jun 30, 2012
Jul 01, 2012
 
Ruby Holler
4.01
really liked it
Sharon Creech is a new author for me and I really enjoyed this book. Although delivered with a lighthearted touch, this book covered some serious topi ...more
Apr 08, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
 
Thief's Covenant (Widdershins Adventures, #1)
3.69
it was amazing
Thief's Covenant is a book that is hard to classify by genre. It has adventure, mystery, intrigue, and a touch of supernatural. The setting is somewha ...more
not set
Jul 26, 2012
 
Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
4.12
really liked it
At first I was afraid I wouldn't like this book as much as I liked Graceling, but a co-worker said she actually liked this one better, so I was intrig ...more
Nov 13, 2011
Nov 17, 2011
 
Ghost Story (The Dresden Files,  #13)
4.25
really liked it
(spoiler alert) Those of us following the Harry Dresden series knew he couldn't REALLY be dead. Well, not for long. We love him too much, right? And h ...more
Oct 23, 2011
Nov 03, 2011
 
Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum, #18)
3.92
really liked it
MUCH better than the last three or four of these have been! This episode hearkens back to the first few books, with funnier vignettes of Burg life. Ev ...more
Jan 16, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
 
Poison Study (Study, #1)
4.15
really liked it
The first in a series of three, I enjoyed this author's writing style and the familiar yet unusual structure of the book's setting. The kingdom of Ixi ...more
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
 
Magic Study (Study, #2)
4.06
it was amazing
I liked this as much as the previous book, Poison Study. You could read this without reading the previous book, but you would miss some of the very in ...more
Nov 24, 2011
Nov 25, 2011
 
Storm Glass (Glass, #1)
3.95
liked it
This is the first book of a second trilogy by Maria Snyder, featuring a minor character from the first trilogy (the Study series). Opal Cowen is a gla ...more
May 07, 2012
May 24, 2012
 
Secrets at Sea
3.67
it was amazing
Absolutely delightful. This new book by Richard Peck, which I have read before, is wonderfully written and illustrated. The language is so descriptive ...more
Nov 27, 2011
Nov 27, 2011
 
The Crows of Pearblossom
3.75
really liked it
I had a version of this book as a kid, the Weekly Reader Children's Book Club edition. The illustrations were by a different artist. I think the illus ...more
Jan 2011
Nov 04, 2011
 
Ruth Hall and Other Writings
3.63
really liked it
This book contains the 1854 novel Ruth Hall, as well as the author's newspaper columns.

Fanny Fern was the pseudonym of Sara Payson Willis, who was the
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Aug 04, 2013
Aug 04, 2013
 
The Grand Tour (Cecilia and Kate, #2)
3.65
really liked it
The sequel to Sorcery and Cecilia, this book takes place after the weddings of the characters in the last book, and occurs as they unravel a mystery o ...more
Feb 22, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
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