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The Piano Tuner
3.55
really liked it
Being a pianist, I especially enjoyed this book. I loved the references to various preludes by Bach and the Haydn Sonata Op 50 in D Major (Youtube it! ...more
Jul 04, 2008
Jun 23, 2008
 
The Lilies of the Field
3.94
really liked it
Short, simple (or maybe not so simple) story of faith, love, and service. The nuns were endearing (Mother Maria Marthe and Sister Albertine, the artis ...more
Aug 31, 2010
Aug 30, 2010
 
El Peregrino/el Alquimista
3.60
really liked it
Creo que podría leer este libro muchas veces y aprender más cada vez. El cuento es sencillo pero significantes mensajes. Me hace recorder una fábula q ...more
Sep 24, 2016
Sep 24, 2016
 
Echo
4.36
really liked it
Very enjoyable audiobook! I listened to this for my book club. There is lots to talk about on topics of the Holocaust, adoption, discrimination, music ...more
Sep 07, 2016
Sep 07, 2016
 
My Name is Mary Sutter
3.81
really liked it
3+. I thought this was a very interesting personal look at the civil war and the medical side of it. I loved Mary Sutter, her strength, courage, and d ...more
Oct 23, 2010
Sep 30, 2010
 
The Orchardist
3.76
really liked it
I picture the author looking at a daguerreotype of a family and writing a story based on what she imagines they have gone through. This was a free boo ...more
Aug 31, 2012
Jul 22, 2012
 
Call The Midwife - A True Story Of the East End in the 1950s
4.17
it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I read it after watching the series on Netflix. It was so fun to re-read the various vignettes of families in ...more
Sep 08, 2015
Sep 08, 2015
 
Secrets of a Charmed Life
4.17
liked it
My book club group kind of blasted the book, sadly. They thought it all wrapped up too perfectly. They didn't like the title at all, nor the picture o ...more
Dec 17, 2015
Dec 17, 2015
 
Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: What You Should and Shouldn't Cook from Scratch -- Over 120 Recipes for the Best Homemade Foods
3.93
liked it
Very interesting premise. I was definitely intrigued. The writing is perky and fun and made me laugh sometimes. I put the information on a spreadsheet ...more
Mar 04, 2015
Mar 04, 2015
 
A Single Shard
3.87
it was amazing
I have read this book twice: once on my own, once to my 10 and 6 year old. The 10 year old especially enjoyed it and the emotions caught us as we read ...more
May 2008
May 09, 2008
 
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1)
4.01
really liked it
I read this in about 3 days. Very quick read because I was very curious about how things would turn out for Don Tillman in his life. I wonder how many ...more
Mar 25, 2016
Mar 25, 2016
 
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)
4.24
really liked it
Tuve el placer de leer este libro con una amiga que vive en España. Ella lo leyó en inglés y yo lo leí en español. Nos reunimos tres veces a la semana ...more
Mar 19, 2016
Oct 14, 2015
 
Cutting for Stone
4.28
it was amazing
Having recently spent 12 hours at the Addis Ababa International Airport while reading this book (not a coincidence), I have to say I really enjoyed it ...more
Sep 28, 2013
Apr 07, 2013
 
Hannah Fowler (Kentuckians, #2)
4.31
liked it
3+. Published in 1956, it is a story of Hannah Fowler, a frontier woman and her family, their dealings with the land and the Shawnee and Cherokee Indi ...more
May 31, 2010
May 24, 2010
 
The Language of Flowers
4.07
really liked it
That was a terrific book! I was intrigued by the flower theme throughout and the messages that flowers can send. But, I was even more affected by Vict ...more
Jul 12, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
 
The Night Circus
4.03
liked it
The ending chapter was very philosophical. I think I will read it (the ending) again. I had a hard time connecting with the characters. Very imaginati ...more
Feb 25, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
 
The People in Pineapple Place
4.09
really liked it
The Washington Post recommended this book since it mentions a number of locations in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. I was interested because the places ...more
not set
Jul 16, 2010
 
The Signature of All Things
3.81
liked it
Riches, botany, love, America, Tahiti, Amsterdam, Darwin, moss, family intrigue, slavery, American civil war, interesting marriages. I read this quick ...more
not set
Oct 14, 2015
 
Heaven Is Here: An Incredible Story of Hope, Triumph, and Everyday Joy
4.11
it was amazing
More than anything, I was affected by the honesty through good and bad of her recovery and the family relationships (that supported Stephanie so well) ...more
Jun 04, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
 
Arranged Marriage: Stories
3.74
liked it
3+. I really enjoyed the first half of the book. It is a collection of short stories related to arranged marriages and relationships between families ...more
Oct 18, 2009
Oct 05, 2009
 
Archer's Quest
3.56
liked it
My kids (ages 8 and 11) might have given this a 4. I'd give it a high three. They have willingly listened each night and always ask for another chapte ...more
Aug 20, 2009
Aug 14, 2009
 
My Name Is Resolute
4.12
really liked it
I really enjoy Nancy Turner's books. And I read this one rather quickly considering its length. Like several other people who have reviewed this book, ...more
Mar 11, 2017
Mar 11, 2017
 
The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey
3.79
liked it
I have been watching a tv series called "Departures". A couple guys take a year off work to travel the world and every episode or two is a country. I' ...more
Sep 25, 2016
Sep 25, 2016
 
The Madonnas of Leningrad
3.77
liked it
I started enjoying this book more around page 200. Alzheimers has always been frightening to me and it was a bit disturbing to read the book. So, betw ...more
Oct 02, 2014
Oct 02, 2014
 
City of Tranquil Light
4.20
really liked it
Very excellent book. The early 1900's is a very interesting time in China and to follow the lives of this mennonite missionary couple as they live the ...more
Oct 11, 2016
Oct 11, 2016
 
The Jesus I Know
4.60
really liked it
I gained many insights and kept a list of new understanding and ideas I had while reading this book about Jesus Christ.

My favorite chapters included
...more
Dec 12, 2015
Dec 12, 2015
 
In The Eye of The Hawk: Reflections along the Potomac
4.00
really liked it
I found this book curiously relaxing, zen-like, yoga-like. I love Potomac Overlook park in Arlington, VA and know the trails well. I could relate to a ...more
Jul 2017
Jul 01, 2017
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.04
really liked it
This was a very interesting, accessible book which brought up the moral and ethical issues involved with the use of tissues and cells in addition to i ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2011
 
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
4.27
really liked it
Very interesting book. It makes me want to toss my running shoes and run barefoot through the grass behind our house. I enjoyed McDougall's writing (d ...more
Apr 06, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
 
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
3.61
really liked it
I digested that book in about three hours. I was so curious to get insights into the Chinese parenting model. I am a piano teacher and constantly see ...more
Sep 2012
Sep 01, 2012
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