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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
4.35
it was amazing
What a beautiful story. I read it with my 8 year old daughter and more than once it brought a tear to my eye. It is the story of Edward Tulane, the ch ...more
Nov 23, 2008
Oct 12, 2008
 
Holes (Holes, #1)
3.94
it was amazing
I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but it seems I'm no longer absolutely cool in my daughter's eyes. I could understand if her particular issues w ...more
Oct 13, 2010
Sep 27, 2010
 
Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet
4.07
it was amazing
This was a beautiful story.

I picked up this book at the library because I was looking for an author whose name began with X to finish my A-Z author ch
...more
Oct 25, 2008
Oct 21, 2008
 
The Heretic's Daughter
3.77
it was amazing
As a direct descendant of Martha Carrier, when I saw some great reviews of this fictionalized account of her family's ordeal in the witch trials, I fe ...more
Dec 31, 2008
Oct 19, 2008
 
Scarecrows
3.51
it was ok
I'm waffling on what rating to give this book. It started off well and I was enjoying the creepy folklore aspect to the story until about 3/4 of the w ...more
Nov 27, 2009
Nov 08, 2009
 
The Crown Conspiracy (The Riyria Revelations, #1)
4.17
it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story. I was reading it on my Kindle, so I didn't realize how short it is. Which isn't a bad thing....It was nice to read a fant ...more
Apr 04, 2009
Mar 02, 2009
 
The Rose Labyrinth
2.91
it was ok
This didn't really work. There were too many things going on that just didn't make sense together. A couple of the recurring themes seemed contradicto ...more
Jun 2009
May 27, 2009
 
I, Robot (Overclocked #4)
3.55
liked it
I want to like Cory Doctorow. Really, I do. But at the end of everything I read by him I feel kind of let down. I can't pinpoint why, and so I keep re ...more
May 25, 2009
May 26, 2009
 
1Q84
3.90
it was amazing
This book had been on my to read list for a while and just hadn't gotten around to finding a copy. I was on the T and a girl sat down next to me and p ...more
Jan 23, 2014
Feb 09, 2013
 
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
3.97
really liked it
I picked this up for a book club read and started in without even reading the blurb. That left me particularly confused the first few chapters, but it ...more
Mar 04, 2014
Feb 20, 2014
 
The Windup Girl
3.74
really liked it
We are thrown headfirst into the rich world Bacigalupi has created. A near future dystopia set in Thailand, where gene manipulation of crops and plagu ...more
Mar 15, 2010
Mar 07, 2010
 
Murder at the ABA
3.62
really liked it
Up to now I had only read some of Asimov's science fiction work, so when I came across this mystery I didn't know what to expect, but thought I'd give ...more
Jun 06, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
 
Avempartha (The Riyria Revelations, #2)
4.30
it was amazing
I am really enjoying this series!!!

I said this about The Crown Conspiracy, but it's true...it's very light and fun, but the characters are very well d
...more
Jul 12, 2009
Apr 05, 2009
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.33
it was amazing
I really enjoyed Carolyn McCormick's narration of the audiobook. The story really drew me in. Since I only listen to audiobooks while I clean, I kept ...more
Aug 06, 2010
Jul 31, 2010
 
Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTA
3.47
it was amazing
OK...it may be a complete indulgence that I give this book 5 stars, but it was thoroughly entertaining. The characters are equally flawed, inspiring, ...more
Aug 23, 2008
Aug 13, 2008
 
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions
4.05
really liked it
I really liked This eclectic collection of short stories by Neil Gaiman. What kept me from giving this 5 stars were several stories written in verse t ...more
Sep 16, 2008
Sep 11, 2008
 
The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp, #1)
3.76
liked it
There were a lot of things I liked about this book, but also a few things I didn't like.

The Good:

1. The Fantasy Element - I was impressed with the dji
...more
Sep 26, 2010
Apr 03, 2009
 
The Kappa Child
3.76
really liked it
"People say 'childhood' and 'adulthood' with such absolute conviction. Like they are two entirely separate rooms of the four-room bungalow of life. I ...more
Jul 16, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
 
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
4.22
it was amazing
For once I actually figured out the "whodunit" in an Agatha Christie mystery....though, for the life of me, I couldn't figure out the "howtheheckitwas ...more
Mar 19, 2010
Feb 25, 2010
 
Anthem
3.62
liked it
I liked the beginning of this novella. The language interested me, and I liked the main character....but towards the end it took a nose dive.

I don't k
...more
Jun 08, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
 
Loch Ness Monsters and Raining Frogs: The World's Most Puzzling Mysteries Solved
3.19
it was ok
If you watch the History Channel with any regularity, don't bother with this book. The author's attempts at humor just come across as snarky and mean.
Jan 31, 2010
Jan 19, 2010
 
Being Peace (Being Peace, #1)
4.36
it was amazing
This is a beautifully written book about the practice of Buddhism and meditation in every day life, particularly in the cultivation of peace.
Aug 20, 2008
Aug 13, 2008
 
Night of the Living Trekkies
3.89
it was amazing
What a fun ride! Trekkies wielding bat'leths and tasers against zombies at a convention. I simply couldn't put it down.
Dec 26, 2010
Oct 20, 2010
 
One Human Minute
3.86
really liked it
This volume had 3 essays, each with an interesting concept.

One Human Minute: Lem has styled this piece as a book review...of a book that hasn't been w
...more
Jun 24, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
 
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
4.05
it was amazing
It's books like this that I fear are simply preaching to the choir, being read only by those who already "get it" and who identify with the subject.

I
...more
Jul 2014
Apr 09, 2014
 
100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's and Age-Related Memory Loss
3.83
really liked it
The prospect of suffering from Alzheimer's terrifies me. It was heartbreaking to watch my grandfather deteriorate before his death. I am determined to ...more
Nov 02, 2010
Aug 16, 2010
 
Happy, Happy, Happy
4.06
liked it
I think that the appeal of this book is pretty limited to fans of "Duck Dynasty"

My family started watching this show last summer and have loved it. S
...more
Jul 11, 2013
Jul 08, 2013
 
The Martian
4.40
liked it
Ok...this review is coming almost 5 months after reading the book, and after watching the movie tonight.

While reading the book I definitely thought i
...more
Sep 30, 2015
Dec 24, 2014
 
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
3.90
really liked it
It's funny when I finish a book and then come read the reviews only to find that a good portion of readers do not agree with me. It makes me go back a ...more
Jan 24, 2015
Dec 28, 2014
 
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
4.23
it was amazing
It did not take long for me to get engrossed in this book. I picked it up last night figuring I'd read a few pages to get started before going to slee ...more
Oct 25, 2010
Feb 19, 2009
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