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The Charming Quirks of Others (Isabel Dalhousie, #7)
3.75
did not like it
I'm growing to hate Isabel Dalhousie. If I knew her in real life I would avoid her at all costs. But I keep reading these books and I can't say why. T ...more
Aug 02, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
 
Speaks the Nightbird (Matthew Corbett, #1)
4.12
it was ok
Just once I would like to see a man fight to save an ugly woman. Even a sort of average, non-mysterious woman would be nice. He doesn't even have to f ...more
not set
Nov 15, 2009
 
Felicia's Journey
3.68
it was ok
Dear William Trevor,

You are a lovely, lovely writer, but I don't think things are going to work out between us. This book is only just over 200 pages
...more
Jul 25, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
 
Mr. Chartwell
3.39
really liked it
This was a tricky one for me. I thought it was funny and very moving. I really liked it. But. My apologies to Mr. Churchill, but the black dog metapho ...more
Sep 08, 2011
Sep 08, 2011
 
Miss Minimalist: Inspiration to Downsize, Declutter, and Simplify
3.68
liked it
Within about 45 minutes of starting this book I was knee-deep in the contents of my closet, decluttering. Because that's how I roll. Strike while the ...more
Sep 22, 2011
Sep 21, 2011
 
I Think I Love You
3.11
liked it
A few years ago the New Kids on the Block reformed to tour again and so my sister and I met up with a friend from that particular period in our lives ...more
Sep 26, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
 
The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance: A Memoir
3.59
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Someone set this aside for me at work a few days ago--probably as a joke, but I was actually pretty excited to read it after hearing ...more
Feb 14, 2010
Feb 14, 2010
 
Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later
2.46
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I debated leaving this off my goodreads account, because I have the feeling I should be really embarrassed to have read it, but I'm ...more
Apr 10, 2011
Apr 10, 2011
 
The Story of Lucy Gault
3.75
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I slogged my way through this one because it was short, but I can't say I enjoyed it. I kept reminding myself that this was supposed ...more
Apr 20, 2010
Mar 10, 2010
 
A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3)
4.40
it was ok
Well, that was a big old disappointment. The first book was so fun - cool new magic, fun characters, actual tension, and the ending was a bit of a nai ...more
Mar 04, 2017
Feb 09, 2017
 
Destination Moon (Tintin, #16)
4.17
really liked it
One of the things I love best about Tintin books are the ridiculous and improbable situations that Tintin finds himself in. A rocket is being sent to ...more
not set
Nov 30, 2009
 
Magpie Murders
3.97
it was amazing
Loooooved it. I would have been content with just one of the stories (and would read a whole series of Atticus Pund), but the story within a story was ...more
Jul 02, 2017
Jun 09, 2017
 
Rebecca
4.21
it was amazing
2017 Reread: Still mesmerizing. It's crazy how a little more living changed my perspective on it, though. This isn't romantic and that is not a health ...more
Jan 11, 2017
Dec 21, 2010
 
Daughter of Witches (Lyra, #2)
3.51
it was ok
Sometime between the ages of 12 and 16 I read a book that had something to do with a teenage girl in an icy world who was able to channel an internal ...more
Feb 27, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
 
All the Birds in the Sky
3.58
did not like it
I read this because I am a dedicated daily io9 skimmer (where else will I get breaking news about Emo Kylo Ren?) and after several months of seeing th ...more
Feb 02, 2016
Jan 02, 2016
 
Skinner Luce
3.55
it was amazing
Strange, bleak, and excellent. Violent, but not in way that ever really felt gratuitous, although getting through the first couple of chapters was rou ...more
Jan 28, 2016
Jan 07, 2016
 
Ray Bradbury's the Martian Chronicles (The Authorized Adaptation)
3.82
it was ok
A couple of qualifiers:

1) I almost never read graphic novels and when I do, I mostly wish I was just reading a novel. I liked the Fahrenheit 451 adap
...more
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
 
Icelander
3.35
did not like it
The cover art is beautiful. It would be lovely blown up large enough to frame and display. Or at least that's what I thought until I looked a little m ...more
May 26, 2010
May 25, 2010
 
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
3.78
it was amazing
Really weird but I really loved it and it helped me so much. Now I won't shut up about it.

2017 Edit: I first read this about a year and a half ago and
...more
Jan 2017
Jul 03, 2015
 
Meshugah
3.69
it was ok
The opening line is fantastic--"It happened more than once that someone I thought had died in Hitler's camps suddenly turned up alive and well."

I just
...more
Apr 26, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
 
Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (Tintin #1)
3.67
liked it
This very early Tintin is all black and white line drawings. The art is quite expressive and there is a lot of physical comedy. This is sort of the Th ...more
Dec 31, 2009
Dec 31, 2009
 
Beware the Fish! (MacDonald Hall, #3)
4.17
really liked it
This is what the last week at work has reduced me to. Hopefully my brain power will return soon, but until then, I really do love Boots and Bruno. Spe ...more
Mar 30, 2012
Apr 01, 2012
 
Version Control
3.79
really liked it
I’m having a really good reading streak the past few weeks. This book put me into one of those strange reading trances where you come out of it feelin ...more
Apr 19, 2016
Apr 19, 2016
 
We'll Always Have Paris: Stories
3.58
it was ok
Honestly, I was disappointed in this book. I'm a little bit of a Bradbury fanatic so I hate to have to say that. There were a few stories I liked (I'm ...more
Apr 14, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
 
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
3.90
it was amazing
Had I read this myself I suspect I might have rated it only 4 stars, but the audio version was fantastic.
May 2015
Jun 04, 2014
 
How I Became a Nun
3.74
really liked it
Sometimes I feel like I get stuck in a reading rut, so yesterday at the library I decided to find one book by an author I'd never heard of. I wanted s ...more
Mar 28, 2010
Mar 27, 2010
 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
4.00
liked it
Now I can say for certain that I have read this book. I feel like I basically knew the whole story, but I'm not sure if that was from seeing various m ...more
May 31, 2010
Apr 16, 2010
 
Nize Baby
4.21
it was amazing
This book makes me wish I had a small child to indoctrinate. Milt Gross practically demands to read out loud at a near-shout in your best imitation of ...more
not set
Jan 27, 2010
 
Viva Vegan! 200 Authentic and Fabulous Recipes for Latin Food Lovers
3.96
So far: Good book if you like things mild. I plan on making lots more from this book, but I'm going to have to remember to adjust the recipes, because ...more
not set
Mar 27, 2010
 
Fields Of Greens
4.05
So far:

Three Bean Salad with Jicama and Orange: Fantastic and worth the price of the book for me. I will be making this often. Used canned beans to sp
...more
not set
Apr 14, 2010
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