Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Laurie.
Add friend Follow reviews   Send Message | Compare Books

Embracing the Wid...
Rate this book
Clear rating

  (page 180 of 304)
Jul 20, 2009 07:35PM


Laurie’s Recent Updates

Laurie is now friends with Umut Rados
Laurie rated a book it was amazing
The Inviting Garden by Allen Lacy
Rate this book
Clear rating
This is a lovely and inspiring book by the late Mr. Lacy, one that made me long for spring so that I can work in the garden. The first part is built around the five senses, one chapter per- tasting herbs and vegetables; listening to fountains, wind c ...more
Laurie rated a book really liked it
Patriot Number One by Lauren Hilgers
Rate this book
Clear rating
The author spent six years in China, and had been back in America two years when a contact from her expatriate time phoned her suddenly, saying he would see her soon in New York. This was totally unexpected, although she knew that Zhuang Liehong and ...more
Laurie rated a book really liked it
Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan
by Clarissa Goenawan (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Just when Ren Ishida is finishing grad school, his older sister Keiko is murdered. They haven’t seen each other in a long time, but they talk on the phone every week. She has been living in a small town for years and he knows little of her life there ...more
Laurie rated a book really liked it
All the Beautiful Girls by Elizabeth J. Church
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lily Decker is only 8 when an auto accident takes the lives of her parents and her sister. Her own survival with no injuries in nearly miraculous. She is sent to live with her aunt, who has no idea how to deal with a child or show affection, and an u ...more
Laurie rated a book really liked it
This Is Memorial Device by David Keenan
Rate this book
Clear rating
In a sort of literary “This is Spinal Tap”, this is a (mostly) gentle parody of a small town music scene of the 80s. Memorial Device is a post-punk band in small town Scotland, a scene where everyone is working class and no one gets famous except in ...more
Laurie rated a book really liked it
The Merry Spinster by Mallory Ortberg
Rate this book
Clear rating
This is a collection of retold fairy tales. Some of the stories are some of the better of this genre, in the vein of Angela Carter. Others left me just puzzled. The author lists her influences in the back of the book, which I liked because I wasn’t s ...more
Laurie rated a book really liked it
Odd Girl Out by Laura James
Rate this book
Clear rating
After wondering all her life why she seemed different from other people, in her mid-forties Laura James was diagnosed with both Ehlers-Danlos and Asperger’s (and I suspect she may have synesthesia, too, although she doesn’t say so). Over the course o ...more
Laurie rated a book it was amazing
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Rate this book
Clear rating
This is a book I picked up because it is considered a classic of modern literature, and I felt I should be acquainted with such. I ended up not being able to put it down.

There is not a lot of plot; the story is almost completely character driven. It
Laurie and 367 other people liked Trevor's review of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter:
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
"I knew nothing about this book at all. Well, except for the title, I’d definitely heard the title before – but I would have bet money the book was written by a man and that it was bad romance novel, at least, that would have been my best guess. In..." Read more of this review »
More of Laurie's books…
Ernest Cline
“Shit!" I heard Diehl shout over the comm. "I just lost my gorram shields because I'm already out of frakkin' power!"
"Dude," Cruz said. "You shouldn't mix swears from different universes.”
Ernest Cline, Armada

37292 Q&A with Margaret Atwood — 820 members — last activity May 31, 2017 11:19AM
Join bestselling and award winning author Margaret Atwood for a discussion group in celebration of the paperback release of her novel The Year of the ...more
49507 Steampunk Reads — 1959 members — last activity Nov 20, 2017 12:22AM
What is steampunk? Steampunk is Victorian science fiction or "Steampunk" is the science-fiction of the Steam Age; the Industrial Revolution re-imagin ...more
71040 Disturbing Books on Livejournal — 74 members — last activity Aug 05, 2014 10:02AM
A place for all of our GoodReaders to exchange quick recommendations and start up discussions about a decided-upon book (perhaps a bona fide book club ...more
99 Shrink Rap (Psychology Books) — 927 members — last activity Dec 14, 2017 09:37AM
This is an open group for students, amateurs, and professionals of psychology. It is intended to connect mental health professionals from all fields t ...more
188761 The Future is Our Child — 18 members — last activity Apr 29, 2016 08:44AM
Join author Sharman Apt Russell, recent winner of the 2016 John Burroughs Medal for Distinguished Nature Writing, for a conversation about our relatio ...more
More of Laurie’s groups…
See your year in books badge
Umut Rados
799 books | 184 friends

9,290 books | 1,059 friends

1,470 books | 493 friends

857 books | 281 friends

2,325 books | 1,903 friends

611 books | 71 friends

Laura Lam
1,997 books | 778 friends

5,872 books | 216 friends

More friends…

Quizzes and Trivia

questions answered:
27 (0.0%)

24 (88.9%)

0 (0.0%)

375196 out of 2102406


best streak:

questions added:

Polls voted on by Laurie

Lists liked by Laurie