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The Book Thief
4.36
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** I chose to read this book because I had seen other librarians reviewing it on the Yalsa-book listserv. The fact that it is narrated ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 09, 2008
 
The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5)
4.26
really liked it
This is the fifth book in the Outlander Series. 20 century time-traveling Claire and her 17th century Scottish husband, Jamie Fraser experience life i ...more
Feb 15, 2008
Dec 12, 2007
 
Plum Lucky (Stephanie Plum, #13.5)
3.72
really liked it
**spoiler alert** This is another between the numbers book featuring bounty hunter/bail bondsman Stephanie Plum. This time she dips again into the sup ...more
Feb 2008
Jan 25, 2008
 
Hit List (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #20)
3.92
liked it
**spoiler alert** Reading Laurell K. Hamilton's latest book is kind of like having somewhat good, yet ultimately unsatisfying sex. She's long on build ...more
Oct 27, 2011
Oct 24, 2011
 
Horseradish
4.03
it was amazing
I laughed out load at a few of his quotes. I love his humor. :)

"Deciding on the right thing to do in a situation is a bit like deciding on the right t
...more
Nov 20, 2008
Nov 14, 2008
 
Cut
3.76
it was amazing
Callie is a fifteen year old girl who is being treated at a “residential treatment facility” for cutting herself. She isn’t speaking to anyone includi ...more
Jan 18, 2008
Jan 09, 2008
 
30 Days of Night, Vol. 4: Bloodsucker Tales
3.42
did not like it
This graphic novel contains two stories in the 30 Days of Night universe. The first, Dead Billy Dead, follows the man Billy who is attacked and turns ...more
Jan 18, 2008
Jan 09, 2008
 
30 Days of Night, Vol. 7: Eben and Stella
3.72
really liked it
**spoiler alert** In the original graphic novel 30 Days of Night, husband and wife team Eben and Stella Olemaun fight a band of vampires that are desc ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 21, 2008
 
Once More Upont a Time
2.50
did not like it
This book was a collection of "modern" fairy tales. Really it was just a hodge podge of stories. Some tried to have a clever way to tell the origin of ...more
Nov 24, 2008
Oct 26, 2008
 
War Dances
3.93
it was amazing
This book was beautiful. I loved every single short story and poem. It has been a while since I have enjoyed the words as much as the story that is to ...more
Dec 20, 2009
Nov 20, 2009
 
Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
3.51
it was amazing
Well, I finally finished it. It only took me several months. I started reading this book shortly after my ex left me. It was hard to sit down and read ...more
Nov 17, 2010
May 15, 2008
 
Bullet (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #19)
3.82
it was ok
I don't know why I bother with her books anymore. I keep hoping they'll get good again like they were at the beginning of the series. Skin Trade made ...more
Jun 11, 2010
Jan 02, 2010
 
Where the Wild Things Are
4.22
really liked it
I know.... it's a travesty that I'm a librarian and I had never read this book before. Well now I'm not quite as scandalous. ;)
Sep 28, 2009
Oct 01, 2009
 
I'm Fine!
3.79
it was ok
Some suggestions were humorous, and I found that I have already done several of them, but overall not "really helpful". :)
Aug 03, 2010
Aug 04, 2010
 
Criss Cross
3.34
it was ok
I didn't particularly like this Newbery book. The story follows several teens including the pseudo-main characters Debbie and Hector. The story criss ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 18, 2008
 
It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Break-Up Buddy
4.00
it was amazing
I felt like this book was written just for me. I couldn't put it down and it's helping me feel so much better.
Jul 30, 2010
Jul 30, 2010
 
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger - The Journey Begins
4.30
really liked it
Great story but the art work wasn't as impressive as earlier titles. Could be it has something to do with the fact that Jae Lee wasn't involved on thi ...more
May 27, 2011
May 20, 2011
 
Jack of Fables, Vol. 2: Jack of Hearts
3.51
it was amazing
This story continues after Jack has escaped from Golden Boughs Retirement Village and is hiding out in the mountains with some other Fables. He makes ...more
Jan 29, 2008
Jan 27, 2008
 
Jack of Fables, Vol. 1: The (Nearly) Great Escape
3.56
it was amazing
This is the first spin off from the Fables series with Jack Horner as the central character. This story begins after Jack has been exiled from Fableto ...more
Jan 27, 2008
Jan 25, 2008
 
Seriously, Just Go to Sleep
3.71
liked it
Not as good as the grown up version. :)
Jun 25, 2012
Jun 25, 2012
 
Just in Case
3.94
it was amazing
Pura Belpre Award winner
Feb 02, 2009
Feb 02, 2009
 
Swimming Without a Net (Fred the Mermaid, #2)
3.75
really liked it
**spoiler alert** This is the 2nd book in the Fred the Mermaid series. It's been a year since Fred saw her two love intersts, the merman Artur, the Pr ...more
Jan 22, 2008
Jan 21, 2008
 
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)
3.69
it was amazing
I loved this book! Aislynn has an unusual gift? curse? She can see fairies but the three rules she lives by are:
1. Don't stare at invisible faeries.
2.
...more
Feb 20, 2008
Jan 25, 2008
 
A Season of Gifts (A Long Way from Chicago, #3)
3.96
liked it
It's been a while since I read A Long Way From Chicago (A Newberry Honor book) and A Year Down Yonder, but this one doesn't seem as engaging as those ...more
Dec 28, 2009
Nov 20, 2009
 
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
4.04
liked it
Fairly easy read and interesting, but I didn't like the "Source Energy" concept for a "higher power". Enjoyable but not especially memorable.
Sep 13, 2016
Aug 24, 2016
 
30 Days of Night, Vol. 8: Red Snow
3.95
really liked it
This story is set in 1941 as the Russians and Germans are trying to weather the snow and perpetual night of the Russian winter. The soldiers from both ...more
Feb 02, 2008
Feb 03, 2008
 
The Giver
4.12
it was amazing
This was a wonderful book. I listened to it on audio and although the voice of Jonas was whiny and annoying at times, it was still a wonderfully engro ...more
Feb 21, 2008
Feb 11, 2008
 
Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely, #3)
3.83
really liked it
I was a little confused at the beginning of the book even though I've read the first two in the series. It was also pretty slow, with all the variatio ...more
Jul 31, 2009
Dec 20, 2008
 
Forest Born (The Books of Bayern, #4)
4.01
really liked it
I enjoyed the fact that this story tied in characters from Shannon Hale's other Bayern books. The only thing I would have liked to see was a better re ...more
Dec 14, 2009
Jan 16, 2009
 
The Web Portfolio Guide: Creating Electronic Portfolios for the Web
3.29
it was ok
I had to read this book for my capstone class since we're creating an electronic portfolio. The first two chapters is all I really needed to read and ...more
Feb 20, 2008
Jan 29, 2008
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