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Dismantled
3.61
it was amazing
Holy cow... I had no clue what I was getting into when I started this book!! Dismantled was such an enthralling and utterly absorbing read! I absolute ...more
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Jun 12, 2011
 
Today Will Be Different
3.19
liked it
3.5 stars. I didn't love this near as much as Where'd Ya Go, Bernadette, even though they are actually very similar novels. In fact, the setting, char ...more
Nov 06, 2016
Nov 19, 2016
 
Tricks (Tricks, #1)
4.29
it was ok
Tricks tells the stories of 5 teens who find themselves, due to various situations, leading dangerous lives in prostitution and "turning tricks". Eden ...more
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Aug 26, 2009
 
Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family
3.98
liked it
I had the opportunity to see Ms. Rice speak during the author's breakfast at last year's Book Expo America (May 2010) in New York City. She gave a com ...more
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Jun 12, 2011
 
Transfer of Power (Mitch Rapp, #3)
4.31
it was amazing
It was a long time coming, but I finally forayed into the renowned (at least in my family) Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn. I figured I might like it ...more
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Aug 11, 2011
 
The World Is Bigger Now: An American Journalist's Release from Captivity in North Korea . . . A Remarkable Story of Faith, Family, and Forgiveness
3.68
really liked it
A few months ago I reviewed Somewhere Inside by Laura Ling and Lisa Ling about Laura's captivity in North Korea for five months. Euna Lee was the film ...more
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Jun 12, 2011
 
Emily and Einstein
3.76
liked it
Emily and Einstein was sort of a departure from the books I've been reading lately, mainly because of the element of magical realism which you'll see ...more
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Aug 11, 2011
 
Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle
3.57
liked it
Taken from my blog at www.takemeawayreading.com

After reading last year's Bossypants by Tina Fey, I was excited to see that her friend and colleague, R
...more
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May 25, 2012
 
The Ruins of Us
3.63
liked it
Sooo... I started reading this a while ago and I initially put it down because I had some problems with some parts of the story (I'll explain in a bit ...more
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Jan 22, 2012
 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
4.20
it was amazing
I had heard amazing things about this book for some time before I finally picked it up! Even then, I picked it up only because my sister was reading i ...more
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Nov 27, 2009
 
unSweetined
3.57
really liked it
I was a huge fan of the show Full House when I was growing up. Even as an adult I can appreciate the family lessons, as corny as they are. It also bri ...more
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Nov 27, 2009
 
The Submission
3.66
it was amazing
The Submission is a serious and thought provoking novel about issues of racism, tolerance, and awareness; about immigration, belief systems, and grief ...more
not set
Jan 22, 2012
 
Great House
3.46
did not like it
Ugh.
I'm sorry. I just didn't get this.
I was really looking forward to it because I loved The History of Love, and though I remember that being a somew
...more
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Jun 13, 2011
 
I've Got Your Number
3.93
really liked it
Taken from my blog at www.takemeawayreading.com

Every time Sophie Kinsella has a new book come out, I'm taken back in my memories to my college days wh
...more
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Feb 11, 2012
 
My Fair Lazy: One Reality Television Addict's Attempt to Discover If Not Being a Dumb Ass Is the New Black; Or, a Culture-Up Manifesto
3.91
really liked it
In My Fair Lazy, Jen Lancaster returns with the same wit, humor, hilarious self-reflections, and tangential footnotes that made her so popular with he ...more
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Jun 11, 2011
 
My Sister's Voice (Little Black Dress)
3.42
it was ok
Taken from my blog at www.takemeawayreading.com. Also posted at www.luxuryreading.com

My Sister's Voice tells the story of twin sisters, Lacey and Moni
...more
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Jun 12, 2011
 
I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to the Blind Side, and Beyond
4.10
liked it
Unless you just completely don't keep up with pop culture in any way (which there's nothing wrong with), you've likely heard of the movie, The Blind S ...more
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Jun 13, 2011
 
I Totally Meant to Do That
3.23
did not like it
Jane Borden is a southern Debutante who moved to New York City after college and eventually ended up living there for over ten years. Her family membe ...more
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Aug 11, 2011
 
Scrappy Little Nobody
3.90
it was amazing
Loved! It was funny and had the right mixture of types of stories. And I liked how the book was organized so everything flowed well. It was fun to rea ...more
Nov 27, 2016
Nov 27, 2016
 
The Sleepwalker
3.67
it was ok
I didn't care for this one. I can see why some people enjoyed it because the writing was good, and there was a mystery to the story that was engaging. ...more
Jan 29, 2017
Jan 31, 2017
 
Push
3.82
liked it
I only recently learned of the book Push (1996) when I saw a theater preview for the movie, Precious, based on it. I, of course, knew I wanted to read ...more
not set
Nov 27, 2009
 
Night Road
4.17
really liked it
I always look forward to Kristin Hannah's books. There's a level of comfort I get from them, or maybe it's the dependability that I will become enscon ...more
not set
Aug 11, 2011
 
The Nobodies Album
3.63
really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed Carolyn Parkhurst's first 2 books, Dogs of Babel and Lost and Found, which were both fast paced, light, and intriguing reads, so ...more
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Jun 12, 2011
 
Lying on the Couch
3.97
liked it
This book had been on my "must-read" list (self-appointed just because it looked interesting, not because I'd heard anything about it) for quite some ...more
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Jun 12, 2011
 
Inconceivable: A Medical Mistake, the Baby We Couldn't Keep, and Our Choice to Deliver the Ultimate Gift
3.82
liked it
Inconceivable is Carolyn & Sean's true story of being mistakenly inseminated with another couple's embryos during an IVF procedure. In so doing, C ...more
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Aug 11, 2011
 
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
4.30
it was amazing
Half the Sky is an intense and powerful book written by pulitzer prize winning journalists (and married couple) Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Th ...more
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Feb 26, 2010
 
When She Flew
3.63
liked it
This is my first book by Jennie Shortridge, though she has written a total of 4 and I've heard wonderful things about her other books. While When She ...more
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Nov 27, 2009
 
Decision Points
3.78
really liked it
I can just feel people on the edge as they see this book review come up in their feed readers or pop up on their screens when they go to my blog. If y ...more
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Jun 13, 2011
 
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
3.99
really liked it
Taken from my blog at www.takemeawayreading.com

"And so there must be in life something like a catastrophic turning point, when the world as we know it
...more
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May 25, 2012
 
The Buddha in the Attic
3.60
it was amazing
I was excited to read this because of all the rave reviews I had seen around. Then it made the list of finalists of the national book award, and since ...more
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Jan 22, 2012
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