A Change of Heart about Jodi Picoult?

At the time I started this blog, I was very much in to Jodi Picoult. My Sister’s Keeper was the first novel I read, but Plain Truth was my favorite. Before January of 2007 I’d also read and enjoyed The Tenth Circle, Vanishing Acts, Salem Falls, and The Pact. Over the course of ’07, I […]

#63 ~ Through Tempest Forged

Through Tempest Forged by Barbara Passaris This novel tells the story of Paul and Elizabeth Rogers as they watch and guide their children grow up and get married as the country is on the brink of the Revolutionary War. The Rogers have three daughters and two sons and live on a plantation that Paul and […]


Through one of the boards I participate in, I heard about a novel written by another member.  I liked the discussions I had with the author, so I purchased her book.  About a week ago I started it.  It is over 600 pages and there is something about a huge novel that I just love.  […]

#60 ~ Eat, Pray, Love

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert I don’t typically read books about food. For whatever reason, I get bored reading paragraphs filled with nothing but food preparatory details. Knowing this about myself, I never considered even picking up this book off of the shelf to […]

#55 ~ Stealing Buddha’s Dinner

Stealing Buddha’s Dinner: A Memoir by Bich Minh Nguyen Sometime toward the end of the year I was adding some books to my library on LibraryThing and wanted to add a book I received from my parents for Christmas the year before. It is a book of vintage postcards from Grand Rapids, my home town. […]

#44 ~ The Emperor’s Children

The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud This book makes September 11 anti-climatic. It is pretentious, is written using the most convoluted grammar I’ve ever seen, and was about unexceptional, yet self-righteous and stuck-up, characters. This is by far the worst book I’ve read this year. I would gladly read Perfect Match again without complaining just […]

#35 ~ Perfect Match

Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult Check out the LHBC site for my thoughts and opinions.

#32 ~ The Camel Bookmobile

The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton Kim’s comment about saving boring books for an even more boring plane ride pretty much sums up the first half to 2/3 of this book. If I had read it when I was detained in such a dull place I would have had the pleasant surprise of the book […]

#27 ~ Veronica

Veronica by Mary Gaitskill I am not sure why this book is entitled Veronica. This book isn’t really about her. It’s about how Alison, the narrator, wins and loses at modeling twice while looking down on others for their lack of style and beauty only to end up losing that for herself as the result […]