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American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America
3.43
it was ok
I was disappointed with this book as a long time reader and fan of Monster lore ( over 30 years of reading it). There is a lot of filler material pull ...more
Jan 20, 2015
Jan 17, 2015
 
Grendel
3.69
liked it
Howl mad Grendel, howl. Howl your rage,your loneliness, your loathing. Ah, I love books that make me feel poetic!Where to start on this classic? I wen ...more
Sep 13, 2013
Sep 04, 2013
 
The Zombie Playground; A Creature Compilation
3.69
Not for children, but you do meet some!Meet a child zombie in "The Zombie Playground" or discover a lucrative career during the zombie apocalypse in " ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2012
 
Colors of the Mountain
3.96
it was ok
I have read a lot of non fiction Communist area books . I actually had to check to see if this was fiction but it is a memoir.

The book com
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not set
Nov 26, 2014
 
Jane Eyre
4.12
it was amazing
Am I a Jane Eyre fanatic? I think to say that Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books of all time is a mild understatement.I own several editions( one w ...more
Aug 15, 2013
May 24, 2012
 
How to Speak Cat: A Guide to Decoding Cat Language
4.14
really liked it
This is a cute little book for children who want to get to know their cats a little better. I picked it up hoping to glean something, anything about c ...more
Mar 27, 2015
Mar 27, 2015
 
Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
4.10
it was amazing
I picked up this book and could not put it down until I finished it. It has been a long time since I have read a book like that. Since I am always so ...more
Mar 30, 2013
Apr 02, 2013
 
Fluent in 3 Months: Tips and Techniques to Help You Learn Any Language
3.67
really liked it
This is a great book for anyone who is interested in languages. I like how the first chapter or two is about overcoming the negative thoughts and excu ...more
Oct 23, 2014
Sep 09, 2014
 
What Every Body is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People
3.91
liked it
This would be a great companion book to Gavin DeBeckers, "The Gift of Fear".( If you have not read The Gift of Fear, book READ IT) This book helps you ...more
Aug 15, 2013
Oct 18, 2012
 
Restore. Recycle. Repurpose.: Create a Beautiful Home
3.59
it was ok
I was disappointed with this book because it didn't have any one project in it that "grabbed" me. The rooms and items that were re-purposed seem very ...more
May 2013
May 31, 2013
 
Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)
3.90
did not like it
**spoiler alert** We all have our preferences. I will read another book by this author because I want to like her writing. I just did not like this book. ...more
Aug 29, 2014
Oct 18, 2013
 
The Bride and the Beast (Once Upon a Time, #2)
3.76
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I have nothing bad to say about the writing style or the story itself other then this is not the type of book that I usually read. I ...more
Aug 23, 2013
Oct 24, 2012
 
Veiled Courage: Inside the Afghan Women's Resistance
3.96
liked it
Published in 2002 , this is a sanitized version of cruelty towards women in the middle east. Which in itself is not bad, one can only read so much hea ...more
Mar 11, 2015
Feb 04, 2015
 
The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out
4.35
really liked it
I'm a vegetarian trying to make the switch to whole foods, plant based eating ( vegan) while trying to pacify my carnivore husband. I do not prepare m ...more
not set
Apr 01, 2015
 
The Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors
4.14
it was ok
Disappointing. This rating is only based on the subject matter was a little to dark for me. Very graphic sexual abuse depicted in a lot of the stories ...more
Mar 05, 2013
Oct 23, 2012
 
The Kimchi Chronicles: Korean Cooking for an American Kitchen
3.77
it was ok
My husband picked this up for me because he knew I wanted to make a good home made kimchi and to dissect a kimbap. I had never seen the television pro ...more
Mar 03, 2015
Mar 03, 2015
 
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow
4.08
really liked it
This book contains many pictures and first person accounts of the children who were caught up in Hitler's chaos. From courageous ones who resisted wit ...more
Nov 27, 2013
Nov 08, 2013
 
Growing a Feast: The Chronicle of a Farm-to-Table Meal
3.72
liked it
This book was more of of a diary /dialogue of Kurt and his every day life on the farm. It was an interesting read but be prepared, it is very detailed. There a ...more
Mar 27, 2015
Mar 27, 2015
 
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1 (My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, #1)
4.16
it was ok
First , as a writer I have to give props to anyone who has completed a book. It takes time and energy and focus to finish a project.

Now as
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Sep 05, 2018
Sep 05, 2018
 
Boy, Snow, Bird
3.35
did not like it
**spoiler alert** SPOILERS ---Disappointing. I read through this book determinedly because I wanted to finish it , not because I enjoyed it.
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Feb 25, 2015
Feb 25, 2015
 
Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty
4.01
did not like it
I am not sure have ever given a true stories animal book one star before. But as they say,there is a first time for everything. There were a lot of st ...more
Jan 09, 2015
Jan 09, 2015
 
Masterclass in Japanese Cooking
3.20
liked it
This book gives a good over view of Japanese foods and their regions. There are large colorful pictures and recipes. Do not let the "Master Class" int ...more
Mar 16, 2015
Mar 16, 2015
 
Tales from the bear and lion
3.86
really liked it
Do not let the subdued cover fool you. The contents are nothing like the cover. White’s beautiful descriptions turn the mundane into scenes of resplen ...more
not set
Nov 21, 2012
 
Pandemonia Chronicles: DAWN
4.00
really liked it
“...the cold night wind chilled his silver armor, making it feel as though the plates were made from ice blocks.”

First , I love to read st
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not set
Dec 03, 2012
 
The Mosswoods (The Mosswoods, #1)
3.75
Poppy Mosswood like most 17 year olds wants to lead a normal life. But the Mosswood family is anything but normal. Keepers protect the land from human ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2012
 
The Garner Files: A Memoir
3.81
really liked it
I was a little afraid to read this book about one of my favorite actors. Why? Because so many times what we, perceive to be the person behind the char ...more
Dec 31, 2013
Dec 30, 2013
 
Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer
3.92
it was ok
A smart person here on Goodreads told me , “ There are too many good books out there waiting for me to read to waste time finishing bad ones.”
Or
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Jun 07, 2019
Jun 04, 2019
 
Art Making, Collections, and Obsessions
3.91
liked it
Interesting coffee table book about the things people collect and how they turn their collections of medals,buttons,tags,pieces of crockery,little dol ...more
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
 
MW
3.94
did not like it
YIKES. I actually did not finish this one. I love Tezuka's more innocent stuff ( Kimba, Astro Boy) and even Black Jack, so when I saw this I thought, ...more
Feb 20, 2014
Feb 14, 2014
 
Wreck the Halls: Cake Wrecks Gets "Festive"
3.89
really liked it
This is a fun book to read and just enjoy the pictures. I think if you are a baker you might enjoy it more.I love to bake and decorate cakes and pastr ...more
not set
Sep 09, 2014
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