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Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep, #1)
3.80
did not like it
To be honest I don't really understand why this book has so many good reviews. On the one hand, it is extremely well written, very easy to read and Sh ...more
Dec 23, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
 
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)
4.29
really liked it
4.5 rounded down. A couple of weak moments, but overall one hell of a ride. I might need a lie down now, because ACOTAR is one of those books that che ...more
Jun 30, 2016
May 25, 2015
 
The Wall
3.69
liked it
The Wall is a hard book to review. It's really an analysis of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the West Bank in particular, thinly disguised as ficti ...more
Sep 26, 2013
Sep 24, 2013
 
Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
4.26
really liked it
Anyone with a fairly good base knowledge of world history will probably find themselves thinking "I'm sure I could have figured out most of that if I ...more
Nov 22, 2016
Nov 16, 2016
 
A Scot in the Dark (Scandal & Scoundrel, #2)
3.71
liked it
I loved many aspects of this one. Likeable characters, lots of humour, and a fairly unique set-up. But my least favourite romance trope is "crux of pl ...more
Nov 2016
Oct 31, 2016
 
The God Boy
3.46
it was amazing
Fantastic, brooding and insightful - if a little hard to follow at times. It's a true tragedy that this modern classic hasn't been read by more, or ha ...more
not set
Apr 18, 2012
 
The Crimson Ribbon
3.58
liked it
As seen on The Everyday Reader blog


The Crimson Ribbon is a historic novel set during the height of the English Civil War. It twines together two histo
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Mar 20, 2014
Mar 16, 2014
 
Skirt-a-Day Sewing: Create 28 Skirts for a Unique Look Every Day
3.94
liked it
As seen on The Everyday Reader

Thank you to Netgalley and Storey Publishing for my advanced reader copy

In Skirt-A-Day Sewing Nicole Smith guides you t
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not set
Mar 09, 2013
 
Oxford Companion to Children's Literature
4.79
it was amazing
An absolutely lovely and thoroughly comprehensive volume. Husband and I tested just how comprehensive it was by playing the "I bet this author/book is ...more
not set
Apr 16, 2015
 
Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error
3.98
it was amazing
Montaillou has been on my to-read mountain for over three years. I was recommended it by a professor at my university who through a twist of fate was ...more
Jun 03, 2013
Apr 18, 2012
 
Fangirl
4.12
really liked it
As seen on The Everyday Reader

Firstly, can I just say how much I love YA covers that aren't racially ambiguous girls lying in leaves, or fawning over
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May 09, 2013
May 06, 2013
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.12
it was amazing
Re-read, 2016: There is a reason that when people ask me to name my favourite books, this comes very high up the list. I'm glad to find that it stands ...more
Nov 29, 2016
Aug 26, 2012
 
Jane Eyre
4.10
it was amazing
So. . . Jane Eyre. For the longest time it was one of those books I thought I'd already read, because I knew the plot line so intimately. I assumed I ...more
Mar 15, 2014
Mar 11, 2014
 
We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook: A Mom and Daughter Dish about the Food That Delights Them and the Love That Binds Them
3.55
really liked it
As seen on The Everyday Reader

Thanks to Zondervan for providing an arc copy of this title.

We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook is an odd book. Mother and daught
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May 28, 2013
May 25, 2013
 
Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design
4.23
really liked it
Thanks to Storey Publishing.

Upholstery is something I've been wanting to dabble my hand in for a long while. I've even checked out a few books from t
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not set
May 22, 2013
 
Three Men in a Boat (Three Men, #1)
3.90
liked it
I find myself surprisingly lacking in things to say about Three Men in a Boat. It was definitely funny - there were even several times other commuters ...more
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
 
Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart
4.04
liked it
Do you ever have a book that you struggle to get through, but find it hard to pinpoint why? Blood River was like that for me. I've read multiple books ...more
Jan 27, 2014
Aug 25, 2012
 
The Ghosts of Happy Valley: The Biography
3.56
did not like it
The Ghosts of Happy Valley did have its good points. I particularly appreciated the focus on the current problems of the Happy Valley area as well as ...more
Aug 19, 2015
Aug 10, 2015
 
I've Got Your Number
3.93
it was amazing
I’ve Got Your Number was a surprisingly fun read! The set-up of the main character is usually something I’d find completely unbelievable, but as soon ...more
May 29, 2013
May 28, 2013
 
The Christmas Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts, #8)
3.86
it was ok
Honestly I love this series, but it really needs to get some new material!! This book just felt like a rehash of half a dozen other books retold in a ...more
not set
Apr 18, 2012
 
Golden Son (Red Rising, #2)
4.46
liked it
Maybe I went into this to quick after Red Rising. In any case, I found it more disjointed than the first in this series, with a plot so large in scope ...more
Jul 21, 2016
Jul 14, 2016
 
Lord Dashwood Missed Out (Spindle Cove, #4.5)
3.69
liked it
Sweet, silly, short. Not a new favourite by any means, but was just what was in the mood for
Aug 29, 2016
Aug 29, 2016
 
Reckless
3.89
did not like it
The serious issues around consent (sex is always instigated by the hero, in every instance apart from maybe one, without the heroine's consent or even ...more
Jun 21, 2017
Jun 21, 2017
 
Why Not Me?
3.89
really liked it
I want to read a whole book about New York Latin teacher Mindy!
Dec 27, 2016
Dec 26, 2016
 
Close to You
4.13
liked it
I really enjoyed the writing style, and cute story, of this debut. I stayed up late to finish it, which says something!

On the other hand, it definite
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Sep 03, 2016
Sep 01, 2016
 
Caraval (Caraval, #1)
3.97
really liked it
The lyrical writing in Caraval is gorgeous. It sucks you into a magical world and makes the reading experience a heady one - Garber really has managed ...more
Apr 03, 2017
Apr 01, 2017
 
Adorkable
3.61
it was ok
2.5 stars. Cute and kinda funny at points, Jeanne's style and blogging empire was a nice touch and the ending was lovely and bittersweet. BUT up until ...more
Mar 05, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
 
Freeze and Easy
2.73
liked it
I recieved an e-galley of this title thanks to Anova Books. All opinions are my own.

I work full time at a job that requires an hour commute and study
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not set
Jun 27, 2013
 
Legacy
4.22
liked it
I love the premise of this book. Take undoubtedly the most sucessful team in rugby and arguably the most sucessful team in professional sport ever, an ...more
Mar 28, 2015
Mar 26, 2015
 
Secrets of a Lazy French Cook
3.36
it was ok
I picked up 'Secrets of a Lazy French Cook' thinking that it would make an interesting change from the usual English-speaking-country girl falls in lo ...more
Sep 09, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
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