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it was ok
Low stars for not being very well written, and of course my tirade which will follow . . .

The first half of this book aggravated me so badly I wanted
Jun 22, 2010
Jun 22, 2010
Global Mom: Eight Countries, Sixteen Addresses, Five Languages, One Family
really liked it
I actually met Melissa (though I'm sure she doesn't remember) when I was on a study abroad in Paris. A group of us met her at church in Versailles an ...more
Jul 13, 2015
Jul 12, 2015
Griffin's Daughter (Griffin's Daughter Trilogy, #1)
it was ok
See what I mean about the genre getting trashy? The book was written on the level of young adult fiction, and had several nearly explicit sex scenes i ...more
Oct 17, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
Shen of the Sea: Chinese Stories for Children
it was ok
I imagine the panel of readers reading this book thinking they were really offering the world something great. Patting each other on the back and
Mar 24, 2016
Mar 24, 2016
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2)
really liked it
Do you just want all my money now, B San?

Must have ebook AND hardcover. Sheesh.

(One week later 2/12/14) Joe Buck and I start talking about whether
Mar 02, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
The Grand Sophy
it was amazing
Georgette Heyer is very quickly becoming one of my very favorite authors! It is nice to read a book with so much wit you end up laughing out l
Mar 11, 2016
Jan 05, 2009
really liked it
I don't know how old I was when I read this. I was young enough to be sufficiently shocked at the gore and the injustice. I remember sifting through f ...more
Jun 08, 2017
Jun 08, 2017
The Martian
liked it

Dead are the days of the solitary well placed cuss word. Right? The shock value is gone. This makes me sad. I like me some perfectly placed cuss w
Feb 05, 2017
Feb 06, 2017
Sunbolt (The Sunbolt Chronicles, #1)
really liked it
This. Was. Awesome. After reading a slew of books that were tough to pick up, it was so awesome to read one I absolutely couldn't put down. It is wa
Feb 27, 2015
Apr 15, 2014
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
really liked it
Amazing. Really. Just amazing. I can't even go outside in January here in the Rocky Mountains. Why do people do stupid things? I can read about those ...more
Jan 29, 2017
Jan 22, 2017
it was ok
Must. Keep. Going. Even the massaging gypsy bear couldn't make this book less painful. Yes. A massaging gypsy bear.

One day I will look back and pr
Jan 22, 2016
Nov 17, 2013
really liked it
I really love this author. Hopefully she comes out with more soon . . .
Jul 03, 2015
Apr 15, 2014
The Black Prism (Lightbringer, #1)
liked it

The main struggle I had with this one, is the magic system. (Oh yeah, this has gone all nerdy) Fantasy novels have a huge danger zone with magic.
May 17, 2015
May 10, 2015
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
really liked it
Yup. Hooked. Forever. Literally, FOREVER - since 9 books still need to come.

Like many readers have pointed out - it isn't until around 55
Feb 23, 2014
Aug 02, 2017
Nov 17, 2011
Aug 10, 2011
Heir of Novron (The Riyria Revelations, #5-6)
really liked it
I would definitely recommend these books to those that like fantasy. If you aren't a fan of incredibly long books with a lot of world building, steer ...more
Jan 06, 2015
Jan 06, 2015
The Man Who Knew Too Much
it was ok
Think Sherlock Holmes - circa WWI. This is actually a collection of 8 short stories, which I didn't know beforehand. So "chapter 2" was REALLY confusi ...more
Mar 17, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
Walk Two Moons
really liked it
This was interesting. The plot was good, but I was mostly impressed by the voice and arrangement of this work. It was 3 stories woven together, and I ...more
Oct 05, 2014
Oct 01, 2014
Wolf Hollow
really liked it
Immediately I was impressed with the beautiful writing in this book. The Newbery is an award for 'Literature' and though it was just an 'honor' award ...more
Apr 19, 2017
Feb 16, 2017
Mitosis (The Reckoners, #1.5)
really liked it
If he writes it . . . I will read it. I'm glad I started this trend at the near beginning of his career. There will be many. Hard not to give this one ...more
Dec 03, 2013
Dec 04, 2013
Gay Neck: The Story of a Pigeon
it was ok
I'm beginning to wonder if the Newbery Committee of the 1920's and 30's hated children. Actually, this wasn't nearly as horrid as Dobry - it was more ...more
Jan 25, 2016
Jan 22, 2016
The Great Bicycle Experiment: The Army's Historic Black Bicycle Corps, 1896-97
liked it
Very short and super interesting book about a black infantry who did amazing things. A positive way to build bridges on racial prejudice. Kids should ...more
Sep 29, 2016
Sep 26, 2016
The Bone Knife
liked it
This was really very good, it felt more like a prologue than a complete story ... I wanted more!
Mar 06, 2015
Mar 05, 2015
Jane Eyre
it was amazing
(4/28/2010) When I was an adolescent, this was my favorite book of all time. Though dethroned, it still remains one of my favorites. I just love Jane ...more
Nov 20, 2013
Apr 21, 2010
liked it
Listened to this on a trip with the kiddos.

Things I liked: The story is written in the POV of an 11 year old that stutters. I don't think my kids have
Aug 09, 2016
Aug 10, 2016
Fool's Errand (Tawny Man, #1)
liked it
I like the 'old' Fitz more than I did the young, whiny Fitz. I like Hobb's writing, she does a very good job of pulling you through the story - I find ...more
Jan 06, 2012
Jan 03, 2012
The Foundling
really liked it
This is not a love story. That should merit mention since it is an anomaly in the Georgette Heyer regency genre. That being said, it was still a reall ...more
Jan 17, 2017
Jan 04, 2017
The Higher Power of Lucky (The Hard Pan Trilogy, #1)
did not like it
I didn't like this one. I really didn't. This is the first children's lit book that I have given just a one star rating. I can't say exactly why I did ...more
Aug 13, 2014
Aug 14, 2014
The Fires of Heaven (Wheel of Time, #5)
it was ok
This was it. This was the book at which my initial reading of the Wheel of Time series came to an abrupt end. And from which spurns my hatred total ap ...more
Nov 10, 2012
Nov 02, 2012
The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe, #4)
it was ok
To be fair - my rating was really like 2.5 stars. Also, I'm sure it would have been a tad more suspenseful NOT having seen the movie. As it was, I DID ...more
Jan 07, 2010
Nov 26, 2009
The Bronze Bow
really liked it
This book is very well written - even though Jesus is a figure in the book, Speare doesn't try to characterize him more than need be. She incorporates ...more
Jul 07, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
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