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The Thirteenth Tale
3.96
it was amazing
The Thirteenth Tale thrusts readers into the misty forests and glens of Yorkshire; an appropriate setting for the mysterious characters and their secr ...more
Nov 28, 2016
Nov 01, 2016
 
Return to Killybegs
4.17
it was amazing
Return to Killybegs is a mesmerizing story about an IRA warrior who subsequently is labeled a traitor to Belfast's IRA during "The Troubles." The novel provide ...more
Jan 02, 2017
Nov 01, 2016
 
Plague
3.63
really liked it
Plague, by C.C. Humphreys, is an excellent historical drama set during the time of the Great Plague in London in 1665. The characters were interesting ...more
Oct 23, 2016
Sep 25, 2016
 
Middlesex
4.00
it was amazing
This was an amazing story with lots of unexpected twists and turns. Artistically written with detailed descriptive prose as well as historically inter ...more
Oct 19, 2015
Oct 10, 2015
 
Misery
4.15
it was amazing
I'd seen the movie years ago, which was pretty good, so I put off reading the book for a long time. However, as is usually the case, the book was bett ...more
Jan 24, 2015
Jan 18, 2015
 
The Heart's Invisible Furies
4.47
it was amazing
A provocative, sardonically funny, sad at times, insightful story spanning seven decades that follows the life of a woman (and her soon-to-be-born son ...more
Oct 15, 2017
Oct 10, 2017
 
Lord of the Flies
3.67
it was amazing
I was a bit confused at the beginning of the book about details like what the "scar' meant (I think this is a ridge in the mountain the boys are crawl ...more
Oct 02, 2015
Sep 28, 2015
 
The Girl on the Train
3.91
it was amazing
An emotional story that kept me turning the pages late into the night. The writing propelled the characters forward into an inevitable collision that ...more
Nov 24, 2015
Nov 17, 2015
 
Red Rising (Red Rising, #1)
4.27
it was amazing
Felt a bit like The Hunger Games at times but that's OK since I liked that book too. Once I digested the first few chapters I became immersed in the w ...more
May 17, 2015
May 17, 2015
 
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
4.06
it was amazing
So funny it hurt. I've been recovering from neck surgery, so I had to put the book down a while because I was laughing so hard, my neck started hurtin ...more
Oct 06, 2015
Oct 06, 2015
 
Girl with a Pearl Earring
3.87
it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down. Really interesting historical fiction that captured life in Holland in the mid-1600's. I love Vermeer's paintings and t ...more
Jul 27, 2017
Aug 06, 2017
 
The Secret Life of Anna Blanc (Anna Blanc Mysteries #1)
3.59
liked it
The author's writing is very descriptive, which pulled me into the settings and made me feel like I was there. However, there were many things that oc ...more
Aug 28, 2016
Aug 24, 2016
 
Academy Street
3.66
liked it
I enjoyed the story, especially the plot line, which followed the life of a young woman growing up in Ireland and then emigrating to the United States ...more
Feb 08, 2017
Feb 04, 2017
 
The Apocalypse of the Mind: Transforming Ego Into Stillness of Consciousness
5.00
it was amazing
This book describes the concepts and techniques a reader can use to develop what the author calls an" Integrative Consciousness." This awareness skill ...more
Sep 10, 2016
Sep 03, 2016
 
Nomad (Marc Dane #1)
3.83
it was amazing
I feel lucky to have picked up this book at the Heathrow Airport when I was in London recently because it currently isn't available in the U.S.

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May 10, 2017
May 02, 2017
 
The Lovely Bones
3.80
liked it
I have mixed feelings about The Lovely Bones. I liked the story premise, the meticulous editing, and the poetic feel of the writing. However, I felt t ...more
Mar 29, 2016
Mar 27, 2016
 
Prodigal Summer
4.00
it was amazing
It took me a while to get into the book at first, mostly because I don't know much about biology other than a high school and a college course I took. ...more
Sep 13, 2015
Sep 04, 2015
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
I really enjoyed Ender's Game. The author pulled me into the story from the first page and never let go.

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Jul 13, 2015
Jul 03, 2015
 
House of Sand and Fog
3.85
really liked it
An excellent novel with superb characterization and a unique but believable plot. The clash of cultures/personalities and the background experiences o ...more
Aug 18, 2016
Aug 08, 2016
 
A Fistful of Salt
4.43
it was amazing
A Fistful of Salt is a raucous ride through the world of Broady, a kind-hearted taxi driver willing to do anything to protect the girl of his fantasie ...more
Oct 21, 2019
Oct 12, 2019
 
Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1)
3.89
it was ok
I found myself confused most of the time I was reading the book. The scenes jumped around without context so often I wasn't sure where the plot line w ...more
Sep 22, 2015
Jul 14, 2015
 
You & I, Inc.: The Connection of Sexuality and Spirituality
5.00
it was amazing
A provocative story with elements of suspense, romance, self-analysis, women's issues, and paranormal spirituality, You & I, Inc. was one of the ...more
Dec 20, 2016
Dec 27, 2016
 
A Yellow Raft in Blue Water
3.86
it was amazing
This book was wonderfully written. The vivid images and deep emotions used to describe the settings and feelings of the characters brought me into the ...more
Sep 05, 2016
Sep 03, 2016
 
Chasing Cezanne
3.49
it was amazing
Another interesting storyline filled with suspense and delicious cuisine. I loved the plot, the unique characters, and of course, the wonderful settin ...more
Sep 19, 2016
Sep 12, 2016
 
The Intelligent Asset Allocator: How to Build Your Portfolio to Maximize Returns and Minimize Risk
4.20
it was amazing
An excellent resource for anyone interested in money management. This book present methods to create several types of low risk portfolios using low co ...more
Aug 2009
Oct 29, 2014
 
Sight Reading
3.33
it was amazing
A wonderful emotional journey into the world of symphony musicians and their partners. Daphne Kalotay's intimate musical knowledge and experience play ...more
Nov 29, 2015
Nov 24, 2015
 
The Puzzle Palace: Inside the National Security Agency, America's Most Secret Intelligence Organization
3.89
really liked it
Very interesting book. Describes the use of cryptography in a manner that is understandable to a layman reader. I was fascinated by the examples descr ...more
Oct 17, 2014
Oct 14, 2014
 
The Alice Network
4.26
it was amazing
I LOVED this enthralling book. Kept me reading late into the night. Based on a true series of events in the lives of women spies during World War I, t ...more
May 05, 2019
Jun 10, 2019
 
The Last Best Cure: My Quest to Awaken the Healing Parts of My Brain and Get Back My Body, My Joy, and My Life
4.30
it was amazing
The Last Best Cure follows the journey of a woman struggling with multiple medical issues as she scientifically explores holistic and integrative trea ...more
Feb 10, 2016
Jan 05, 2016
 
The Telegraph in America, 1832–1920
3.29
really liked it
An excellent overview of the telegraph and its influence on commerce in America. The book discusses the social as well as the business and political i ...more
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Nov 11, 2014
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