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The Actor and the Housewife
really liked it
This sort of contains spoilers. Nothing too specific but just be warned if you want to know NOTHING when you read this book don't read my review until ...more
Jul 2009
May 10, 2009
Flirt Club
liked it
A first reads Goodreads win!!

There was so very much of this book that I really liked! Seriously, I read it in a day and for a book aimed at middle sch
Jan 06, 2011
Dec 21, 2010
Coming to Term: Uncovering the Truth About Miscarriage
really liked it
A Fabulous book about miscarriage- and especially recurrent miscarriage. Lots of interesting info. Definitely gave me a different perspective with wha ...more
Jan 06, 2012
Aug 03, 2011
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
really liked it
Another great, great read. Sucked me in and kept me interested. It did remind me that Dystopian Fiction is not my favorite but nevertheless, I recomme ...more
Jun 26, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
The Buck Stops Here (The Million Dollar Mysteries, #5)
it was amazing
This is probably my favorite of the five books but you have to read the first four (which I loved also!) to really understand this one! It's a real ro ...more
Jan 2006
Feb 05, 2008
Plowshares in the Palatinate
really liked it
3.5 stars I won this through the first reads goodreads program. First time I've received a signed copy (to me!) of the book- a nice touch. A historica ...more
Apr 18, 2010
Mar 25, 2010
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
really liked it
Wow, was this book fascinating. I was so intrigued by many of the facts and Louis Zamperini's experience in the Pacific during WWII. I have always enj ...more
Jan 21, 2012
Aug 23, 2010
Covenant Child: A Story of Promises Kept
really liked it
Another book I read in a day. Much of the book was heart breaking and reminds me how blessed I am and what a different world I could live in- even her ...more
Nov 22, 2009
Oct 17, 2009
The Lost Secret of the Green Man (The Crystal Keeper Chronicles, #2)
really liked it
I won this through the goodreads first reads program.

A cute tween fantasy. I wish I could have read the first one but the author has enough explanati
Apr 02, 2010
Mar 21, 2010
liked it
3.5 stars. Some historical fictions are more on the fiction end of things and historical only because of the time period in which they are written. I ...more
Oct 04, 2010
Oct 03, 2010
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
liked it
By literary standards this deserves probably a 5. However, I'm a little stingy with my 5's and I read not only to find good books but also for enjoyme ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 12, 2009
Alas, Babylon
really liked it
4.5 stars. Well, I can't decide between 4 or 5 stars. I also can't promise this is spoiler free. I mean, there are no specifics but if you don't know ...more
Mar 20, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
really liked it
Wow- what a unique book! I randomly picked it up from the book awards section in our library. I picked it up to decide whether or not to read it and f ...more
Sep 30, 2010
Oct 01, 2010
Edenbrooke (Edenbrooke, #1)
it was amazing
4.5 stars. Super cute Victorian Romance- very Jane Austen-ish. I loved the heroin and the whole story! So fun. I was sad when it was over which is alw ...more
Aug 10, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
The Peacegiver: How Christ Offers to Heal Our Hearts and Homes
really liked it
A fabulous book about applying the Atonement. I think I might go buy this book- and if you know me that says a lot because I don't really care to own ...more
Dec 15, 2010
Dec 17, 2010
liked it
A short novel in verse about T4 during WWII. The main character, Paula, is a deaf German and therefore was at great risk of being taken from her famil ...more
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
Once Was Lost
really liked it
I was a bit skeptical about reading this book. I thought it might be too depressing. It's definitely not a "happy-feel good" book in the normal sense. ...more
Apr 07, 2011
Apr 10, 2011
Hidden Wives
liked it
A goodreads First Read win.
I got this book yesterday and picked it up to look at it because I was curious (I am just about done with another book) an
Jun 15, 2010
Jun 04, 2010
Poison Study (Study, #1)
really liked it
4 1/2 stars for me on this book. I read it so fast I didn't have time to put it as currently reading. I really enjoyed it. It was in the sci-fi sectio ...more
Oct 2008
May 25, 2008
Nightingale (Brothers in Arms, #2)
really liked it
A christian historical fiction from the WWII era. This one definitely highlights that just because someone lived in Germany during WWII did not make t ...more
Aug 02, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
Hardball (V.I. Warshawski, #13)
really liked it
A first reads win!

Wow, what an intense, refreshing mystery. So many of the mysteries/suspense I read seem to be constant action and little development
Sep 24, 2009
Sep 11, 2009
Sorta Like a Rock Star
really liked it
A Goodreads first-reads win!
May contain some spoilers though nothing too specific.
This book was pretty much amazing. Amber and her mom live on her mot
Jun 16, 2011
Jun 01, 2011
Princess of Glass (The Princesses of Westfalin Trilogy, #2)
really liked it
Okay first, the ending was rushed and could have used more time to play out. That being said- I loved this. I sighed when I finished. It was just what ...more
Jan 03, 2011
Jul 23, 2010
The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1)
really liked it
This book took me a while to get into- I think the names really tripped me up for the first part of it. However, as I got into it, I really began to e ...more
Apr 14, 2011
Mar 29, 2011
Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story
really liked it
I enjoy reading WWII Historical fiction. I am often amazed at the strength of the human spirit and also made more aware of my own blessings. This book ...more
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Jan 07, 2016
liked it
**spoiler alert** Won this from the goodreads first reads program. I was super excited to read this- I'm a fan of historical fiction with some romance ...more
Jan 21, 2010
Dec 31, 2009
Infinite Days (Vampire Queen, #1)
really liked it
A goodreads first reads win.
This is a vampire book with a twist- and a fascinating one at that! Lenah becomes human again after 500+ years as a vampi
Jul 18, 2010
Jun 25, 2010
Reclaiming Nick (Noble Legacy, #1)
liked it
Apparently I had read this book before- back in CO- so it was long enough ago that I could remember basic things but not enough that I wanted to go on ...more
Jul 2006
Mar 02, 2009
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
really liked it
I liked this book more than I thought I would. It made me think. I could never parent "in the Chinese way." It doesn't even remotely appeal to me to m ...more
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
When the Emperor Was Divine
it was ok
So this book for me was "fair." I listened to it on cd- and I'm not sad I "read" it but it just wasn't great. It was kind of boring and this is a topi ...more
Apr 12, 2011
Mar 29, 2011
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