4.41
Yes, I read the Bible cover to cover from January to March. And since I'm completely unqualified to rate or review the Bible, I'll leave it at that. B ...more
Jan 2007
Jan 05, 2008
 
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)
4.24
it was amazing
This was a fun, quick read. A mixture of thriller, mystery, drama, romance, etc. Loved it. Set in Barcelona, Spain.
Feb 2006
Jan 06, 2008
 
How (Not) to Speak of God: Marks of the Emerging Church
4.10
it was amazing
I cannot say enough about this book. It has been pivotal in my faith journey. Ever since hearing about Peter Rollins last April, I have sought out his ...more
Oct 2010
Sep 27, 2010
 
Swan Song
4.28
it was amazing
I just finished this 800+ page book in just over two weeks. I could not put it down . . . the writing style, the subject matter. I was in apocalypicti ...more
Aug 12, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.11
it was amazing
amazing . . . worth the hype. the swedish title is men who hate women and there is a reason for that so beware of the sexually explicit violent scenes ...more
not set
Jun 09, 2010
 
The Historian
3.77
fun vampire book follow up to the twilight series. better written and more complex
May 2009
Jul 10, 2009
 
Robopocalypse (Robopocalypse, #1)
3.67
really liked it
fun, fun, fun . . . read it beforet the movie comes out.
not set
Aug 14, 2011
 
One Second After (After, #1)
3.92
it was ok
republican propaganda disguised as apocalyptic fiction
not set
Aug 14, 2011
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.34
really liked it
such a fun read. the sequel is coming out in sept. yay!
Jul 2009
Jul 10, 2009
 
The Maze of Bones  (The 39 Clues, #1)
3.83
light reading with my kids
not set
Jun 09, 2010
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.51
it was amazing
Simply adored this book and would recommend to anyone. An incredible commentary on American culture by analyzing life in other cities/countries. I lov ...more
Dec 2007
Jan 05, 2008
 
Forever
3.93
liked it
This book had lots of potential. I think the author just assumed that the reader would already know quite a bit about Manhattan history and since I di ...more
Mar 31, 2008
Jan 26, 2008
 
Atonement
3.88
it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book. It took just a few pages to get into the writing style . . . but then I was hooked on the story. Read the book before seei ...more
Dec 2007
Jan 05, 2008
 
My God and I: A Spiritual Memoir
4.25
it was amazing
I loved this book by Lew Smedes. So much was familiar since I attended Calvin College and Fuller Seminary. And since my father is a Dutch immigrant an ...more
Jul 2007
Jan 05, 2008
 
Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism
3.79
it was ok
Again, I need a bit of light reading. McCarthy is a terrible writer (yet on the bestsellers list for several of her books, go figure). But her story o ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 31, 2008
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.95
really liked it
wow, this book takes a sci-fi concept and incorporates it into a great piece of literature. very tight, the time travelling piece works well to create ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 06, 2008
 
Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
3.92
it was amazing
I read this book on vacation in Cancun, Mexico as I soaked in the sun and enjoyed God's beautiful creation. It was a perfect backdrop for this book wh ...more
Jan 2006
Jan 06, 2008
 
Middlesex
3.98
really liked it
Incredible writing and great story. I read this book just before teaching human sexuality and gender for the first time. So this story about a pseudoh ...more
May 2005
Jan 06, 2008
 
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.34
it was amazing
Could not put this book down. An engrossing story of life in Afghanistan over several decades. Amazing writing and character development. An incredibl ...more
Nov 2007
Jan 05, 2008
 
The Last American Man
3.79
liked it
I read this book because I enjoyed "Eat Love Pray" by Elizabeth Gilbert (same author). Once again I enjoyed her writing style and the biography of a f ...more
Jan 12, 2008
Jan 05, 2008
 
Congo
3.55
liked it
I found this book on the shelf at my parents-in-law house and was desperate to read something . . . and it kept my interest definitely . . . although ...more
Aug 2007
Jan 05, 2008
 
Next
3.49
liked it
Since I liked Congo, I decided to read Crichton's latest, Next. Since I also teach a brief section on molecular genetics, this book was highly intrigu ...more
Sep 2007
Jan 05, 2008
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.24
it was amazing
Pure romance and fun. I read this book after seeing the newer version of the movie . . . the movie was absolutely beautiful and the book was even bett ...more
Jan 2006
Jan 06, 2008
 
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
3.98
liked it
The most fascinating part of this book was the history of the Chicago's world fair. The serial killer parts were less interesting and much more grueso ...more
Jan 2006
Jan 07, 2008
 
Pagan Christianity: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices
3.77
Traces the history of practices of the institutional church. So a great read for history and theology buffs. Will ensure good conversation.
not set
Jun 20, 2008
 
Into the Wild
3.94
liked it
Liked it but mostly because I love Krauker's writing style. I didn't feel any affinity with the character but I'd read anything Krauker put out.
Nov 2007
Jan 05, 2008
 
The Madonnas of Leningrad
3.77
really liked it
A beautiful portrayal of life during WW2 in the Soviet Union . . . I didn't know this piece of history before reading this book.
Nov 2007
Jan 05, 2008
 
Outplaying the Boys: Poker Tips for Competitive Women
3.67
really liked it
Loved this book. This is a book to purchase. Great poker tips for women. Despite the corny title and cover, she is a great author.
not set
Jun 20, 2008
 
Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith
3.77
really liked it
This book put into words what I've been thinking about faith . . . it confirmed much of my out-of-the-box take on Christianity.
Jul 2005
Jan 06, 2008
 
Celebrity Detox
2.88
it was ok
I needed some fluff and this book fulfilled that purpose. I ended the book liking Rosie (and being quite skeptical of Barbara).
Mar 2008
Mar 31, 2008
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