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Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
John Heilemann;Mark Halperin
Did not read yet
Added: 5/19/2010

Blonde Roots
Bernardine Evaristo
Mildly Unleashable
Added: 3/25/2010

How to Wash a Cat (Cats and Curios Mystery)
Rebecca M. Hale
Unleash it
Added: 3/11/2010

Shanghai Girls: A Novel
Lisa See
Unleash it
Added: 3/11/2010

Starvation Lake: A Mystery
Bryan Gruley
Unleash it
Added: 3/11/2010

The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown
Do not Unleash
Added: 3/11/2010

Open: An Autobiography
Andre Agassi
Very Unleashable
Added: 2/20/2010

False Impression
Jeffrey Archer
Unleash it
Added: 2/17/2010

Girls Night In
Jen Weiner;Meg Cabot;Sophie Kinsella
Mildly Unleashable
Added: 2/17/2010

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict
Laurie Viera Rigler
Mildly Unleashable
Added: 2/9/2010

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective
Kate Summerscale
Unleash it
Added: 1/20/2010

Olive Kitteridge: Fiction
Elizabeth Strout
DEFINITELY Unleash it
Added: 1/4/2010

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
Vicki Myron
Mildly Unleashable
Added: 1/4/2010

Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel
Very Unleashable
Added: 1/4/2010

My Latest Grievance
Elinor Lipman
Very Unleashable
Added: 1/3/2010
 
 
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Blonde Roots
Date Posted: 3/25/2010 | Go To Book Page

The alternate take on slavery was somewhat interesting but I did not find the characters or the narrative very compelling. It was an easy book to read and went very quickly.
Mildly Unleashable

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict
Date Posted: 2/9/2010 | Go To Book Page

Entertaining when your energy level is low but totally implausible. Not really in the style of Jane Austen; it would be better to reread one of her books!
Mildly Unleashable

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
Date Posted: 1/4/2010 | Go To Book Page

This was interesting for the sociology and history of small farming towns in Iowa. The kitty stories were cute as well.
Mildly Unleashable

False Impression
Date Posted: 2/17/2010 | Go To Book Page


fast paced thriller involving banking malfeasance and the art world post 9/11. There was little character development but I don't usually expect it in this genre. The cliff hanging chapter endings kept me reading and I couldn't wait to find out how the "good" guys would triumph.
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Girls Night In
Date Posted: 2/17/2010 | Go To Book Page

A mixed bag of short stories; some quite cute, some puzzling, and some really not entertaining at all!
Mildly Unleashable

How to Wash a Cat (Cats and Curios Mystery)
Date Posted: 3/11/2010 | Go To Book Page

Cute cozy mystery. Quick read!
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My Latest Grievance
Date Posted: 1/20/2010 | Go To Book Page

As usual I enjoyed this author's work. She has a light touch, especially with dialogue but still manages to convey the emotional dynamics of her characters.
Very Unleashable

Olive Kitteridge: Fiction
Date Posted: 1/4/2010 | Go To Book Page

I was totally surprised when I loved this book since it seemed like it might be a downer. I enjoyed everything about it from the writing style to the characters!
DEFINITELY Unleash it

Open: An Autobiography
Date Posted: 3/11/2010 | Go To Book Page

A completely engrossing look at prodigies and professional sports. Agassi has a very strong voice so it is like talking to the man in person.
Very Unleashable

Shanghai Girls: A Novel
Date Posted: 3/25/2010 | Go To Book Page

Though I wasn't gripped by the story, I found it interesting especially the parts about Angel Island and Los Angeles. I am still thinking about the sisters and their relationship so I surmise the author did her job well. The writing style was great. I especially enjoyed the use of smells to evoke moods and reactions. She often juxtaposed a noxious oder with an extremely pleasant one, interesting. I am wondering if See meant to leave the door open for a follow up book. 
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Starvation Lake: A Mystery
Date Posted: 3/11/2010 | Go To Book Page

I enjoyed the characterizations of the small town people since we had traveled through that area recently. The many mysteries kept my interest and made it a quick but compelling read.
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The Lost Symbol
Date Posted: 3/11/2010 | Go To Book Page

Nothing new here! I thought the locale would make this more interesting but even the DC facts couldn't help me through the predictable formula of this book!
Do not Unleash

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective
Date Posted: 3/25/2010 | Go To Book Page

Read like a Dickens or Wilkie Collins novel at times. I have to read Bleak House and the Moonstone to see how they portrayed this real life detective.
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Wolf Hall
Date Posted: 1/4/2010 | Go To Book Page

I enjoyed the Henry VIII story from Cromwell's point of view! It is a very different look at both Henry and Anne and the church issue. It did take some time to get into the author's style and the English vocabulary
Very Unleashable
 
 

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