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Reviews - 2007

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Post your reviews here! This will be the common space for all reviews for now. We may later break into genres and/or by reviewer.


Be sure to note who you are so that we know who wrote the review!


Katie's Reviews

Review 1: Back on Blossom Street 6/2

Review 2: Inventing English 6/5

Review 3: Calculating God 6/8

Review 4: Religious Literacy 6/11

Review 5: Nineteen Minutes 6/14

Review 6: The Fortune Quilt 6/15

Review 7: You Know You Love Me 6/18

Review 8: Looking for Alaska 6/21

Review 9: Anyone But You 6/22

Review 10: Family Tree 6/29

Review 11: On My Own Two Feet 7/4

Review 12: All I Want Is Everything 7/4

Review 13: I Heard That Song Before 7/8

Review 14: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (no spoilers) 7/21

Review 15: One Perfect Day 8/5


LizW's Reviews

Last Updated Wednesday 8/29


Kate's Reviews

Review 0: Practicing Reference, Mary Whisner 6/1

Review 1: The Last Templar, Raymond Khoury 6/4

Review 2: Gates of Fire, Stephen Pressfield 6/8

Review 3: Guide to Interfaith Marriage, Devon Lerner 6/9 - nonfiction challenge #1

Review 4: Rebellion, Nora Roberts 6/9

Review 5: The Pale Horse, Agatha Christie 6/16

Review 6: Orbit, John J. Nance 6/18

Review 7: Morrigan's Cross, Nora Roberts 6/22

Review 8: Dance of the Gods, Nora Roberts 6/29

Review 9: Valley of Silence, Nora Roberts 7/2

Review 10: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting 7/5 - nonfiction challenge #2, total books challenge met!

Review 11: Island of the Sequined Love Nun, Christopher Moore 7/5

Review 12: Altared States, Jennie Nash - 7/10 nonfiction #3

Review 13: Fluke, or I Know Why The Winged Whale Sings, Christopher Moore 7/11

Review 14: The Voynich Manuscript, Gerry Kennedy & Rob Churchill - 7/20 nonfiction #4

Review 15: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, JK Rowling - 7/23

Review 16: Duchess of Aquitane: A Novel of Eleanor, Margaret Ball - 7/23

Review 17: Altared: Bridezillas, Bewilderment, Big Love, Breakups, and What Women Really Think About Contemporary Weddings, ed. Colleen Curran - 7/23 nonfiction #5

Review 18: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, JK Rowling - 7/23

Review 19: Bloodsucking Fiends, Christopher Moore - 7/29

Review 20: Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte - 7/30 - challenge

Review 21: The Book Thief: The True Crimes of Daniel Spiegelman, Travis McDade - 8/1 nonfiction #6

Review 22: You Suck, Christopher Moore - 8/1

Review 23: Outlander, Diana Gabaldon - 8/7

Review 24: Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte - 8/18

Review 25: Dragonfly in Amber, Diana Gabaldon - 8/22

Review 26: Voyager, Diana Gabaldon - 8/25

Review 27: Mammoth, John Varley - 8/26

Review 28: Jane Austen, A Life, Carol Shields - 8/28

Review 29: The Modern Rules of Order, Donald A. Tortorice - 8/31

In Progress: The Anatomy of Disgust, William Ian Miller

In Progress: Dune, Frank Herbert

In Progress: Clan of the Cave Bear, Jean Auel




Jessie's Reviews

Review 1: London Calling by Edward Bloor 6/2

Review 2: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott 6/12

Review 3: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones 6/18

Review 4: The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett 6/21

Review 5: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation by M.T. Anderson 6/26

Review 6: On Writing by Stephen King (8/1)

Review 7: Harry Potter and the deathly hallows by J.K. Rowling 8/1

Review 8: His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik 8/8

In Progress: Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik


Erin's reviews

Review 1: Charmed thirds by Megan McCafferty--6/4

Review 2: The house by Danielle Steel--6/24

Review 3: The golden compass by Philip Pullman--7/1 (fulfills my "fantasy challenge")

Review 4: The perfect summer by Luanne Rice--7/7

Review 5: The kitchen boy by Robert Alexander--7/21 (fulfills my "historical fiction challenge")

Review 6: Harry Potter and the deathly hallows by J.K. Rowling--7/22

Review 7: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green--7/29

Review 8: You suck: a love story by Christopher Moore--8/12

Review 9: Two for the dough by Janet Evanovich--9/3

Review 10: Stardust by Neil Gaiman--9/3


Laura's Reviews


Review 1: Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot

Review 2: The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz

Review 3: The Good Ghouls' Guide to Getting Even by Julie Kenner

Review 4: Gone for Good by Harlan Coben

Review 5: Aphrodite's Kiss by Julie Kenner

Review 6: The Girlfriend Curse by Valerie Frankel

Review 7: Hot Stuff by Janet Evanovich

Review 8: Smitten by Janet Evanovich

Review 9: Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich

Review 10: No Angel by Penny Vincenzi

Review 11: Tell No One by Harlen Coben

Review 12: The Last Summer of You and Me by Ann Brashares

Review 13: Something Dangerous by Penny Vincenzi

Review 14: Queen of Babble in the Big City by Meg Cabot


AmyK's Reviews

1. The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte

2. The Wind Done Gone by Alice Randall

3. I Choose to Live by Sabine Dardenne with Marie-Therese Cuny

4. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

5. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

6. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

7. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

8. Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

9. On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder

10. By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder

11. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

12. Little Town on the Praire by Laura Ingalls Wilder

13. These Happy, Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder

14. The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder

15. Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

16. 1776 by David McCullough

17. Julie and Julia by Julie Powell

18. Pasadena by David Ebershoff

19. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich

20. The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch

21. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

22. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

23. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

24. I'll Take You There by Joyce Carol Oates

25. A Tale of Two Sisters by Anna Maxted

All Goals & Challenges reached! Whoo!

26. Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald

27. The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier


Aisling's Reviews


Liz's Reviews

Review 1: Blind Submission (6/4)

Review 2: Size 14 Is Not Fat Either (6/6)

Review 3: How To Be Popular (6/7)

Review 4: Bloodlines (6/11)

Review 5: An Abundance of Katherines (6/13)

Review 6: Tempest (6/17)

Review 7: Alpha Dog (6/18)

Review 8: Exile (6/22)

Review 9: The Golden Compass (6/27)

Review 10: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (6/30)

Review 11: The Sublte Knife (7/12)

Review 12: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (7/13)

Review 13: The Devil Who Tamed Her (7/17)

Review 14: The Last Summer (of You Me) (7/17)

Review 15: The Lust Lizard of Meloncholy Cove (7/19)

Review 16: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (7/21)

Review 17: The Amber Spyglass (7/27)

Review 18: Innocent as Sin (7/30)

Review 19: Queen of Babble in the Big City (7/31)

Review 20: Michael Tolliver Lives (8/01)

Review 21: Belly Laughs (8/06)

Review 22: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal (8/10)

Review 23: Secrets of the Lean Plate Club (8/12)

Review 24: Over Sea Under Stone (8/13)

Review 25: Lean Mean Thirteen (8/14)

Review 26: Stardust (8/25)

Review 27: Anyone But You (8/25)

Review 28: Baby Laughs (8/25)

Review 29: Slaughterhouse-Five (9/1)


Goal Progress:

Read Phiip Pullman's His Dark Materials Trilogy - Done

Read and review 20 books - Done

Read Slaughterhouse Five - Done

Read two classics - Half complete with Over Sea, Under Stone ...  Unless we want to call Stardust a classic ;-)


Liza's Reviews

1. Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher

2. Twinkie, Deconstructed by Steve Ettlinger

3. Academ's Fury by Jim Butcher

4. Doctor Who : The Stealers of Dreams by Steve Lyons

5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (review contains spoilers!)

7. The Abs Diet for Women by David Zinczenko

8. The Clockwise Man by Justin Richards

9. Long Way Round by Ewan MacGregor and Charlie Boorman

10. Doctor Who: Winner Takes All by Jacquline Rayner


Erica's Reviews

Review 1 (challenge b): Magic Study by Maria Snyder, reviewed 6/8/07

Review 2 (challenge a): Making Peace with the Things in Your Life by Cindy Glovinsky, reviewed 6/23/07


Rita's Reviews

1. Mapping the World of Harry Potter (6/8)

2. The Road (6/11)

3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (6/29)

4. The Gate to Women's Country (6/29)

5. The Blue Cheer (6/29)

6. Narcissus and Goldmund (7/13)

7. The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter (7/16)

8. If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O (7/22)

9. Attitude 2 (7/22)

10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (7/29)

11. She Walks These Hills (7/29)

12. The Perfect Storm (8/2)

13. Three Bags Full (8/8)

14. Deer Hunting With Jesus (8/12)

15. Letter to a Christian Nation (8/20)

16. A Dog About Town (8/23)

17. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (8/30)

18. Dead Until Dark (8/30)

19. Living Dead in Dallas (9/3)


Elissa's Reviews

1. The Man of My Dreams by Curtis Sittenfeld

2. Elements of Style by Wendy Wasserstein

3. Once Upon a Quinceanera: Coming of Age in the USA by Julia Alvarez

4. White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway

5. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

6.Calamity Jane Goes to College by Kathleen Bacus

7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows by J.K Rowling

8. A Stroke of Midnight by Laurell K. Hamilton

9. Bridal Bargins by Denise Fields

10. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

11. The Extreme Fat Smash Diet by Dr. Ian Smith

12. Good Little Wives by Abby Drake



Alison's Reviews

1. Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

2. The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti

3. How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead: Your Words in Print and Your Name in Lights by Ariel Gore

4. The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper

5. Y: The Last Man - Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, and Jose Marzan, Jr.

6. Y: The Last Man - Cycles by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, and Jose Marzan, Jr.

7. Y: The Last Man - One Small Step by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, Jose Marzan, Jr., and Paul Chadwick

8. Y: The Last Man - Safeword by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, Jose Marzan, Jr., and Goran Parlov

9. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

10. Y: The Last Man - Ring of Truth by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, and Jose Marzan, Jr.

11. Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales: A Knitter's Stash of Wit and Wisdom, edited by Kari Cornell

12. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling ***spoiler-free***

13. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

14. The Spiderwick Chronicles, Volume 1: The Field Guide by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

15. Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson

16. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

17. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

18. Ex Machina - The First Hundred Days by Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, and Tom Feister

19. War for the Oaks by Emma Bull





Amy W's Reviews

1. Fledgling - Octavia Butler

2. My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult

3. The Golden Compass - Phillip Pullman (Audiobook)

4. The Knitting Circle - Ann Hood

5. Gentlemen & Players - Joanne Harris

6. The Girl in the Green Glass Mirror - Elizabeth McGregor

7. The Subtle Knife - Philip Pullman (Audiobook)


Cynthia's Reviews

1. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

2. The Rapture Exposed

3. The Glass Lake

4. You are Your Choices

5. America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money

6. Religious Literacy

7. Gossip Girl

8. More on the Pendleton Underground

9. Ten Big Ones

10. Size 14 is Not Fat Either

11. That Summer

12. Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows (no spoilers!)

13. Queen of Babble in the Big City

14. The Friday Night Knitting Club

15. Eleven on Top

Goal and Challenge completed! 8/10/2007

16. Someone Like You

17. Ballet Shoes (no review)

18. Twelve Sharp (no review)

19. Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? (no review)


Holly's Reviews

1. California Demon - Julie Kenner

2. The Nitrogen Murder - Camille Minichino

3. Julie and Julia (365 days, 524 recipes, and 1 tiny apartment kitchen) - Julie Powell

4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling


Micaela's Reviews

1. (F) Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf

2. (YAF) Forever in Blue - Ann Brashares

3. (NF) Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off - Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

4. (NF) Amazing Grace - Jonathan Kozol

5. (YAF) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J. K. Rowling (no review=no spoilers)

6. (F) The Gift Bag Chronicles - Hilary de Vries

7. (F) Personal Velocity - Rebecca Miller

8. (F) All Over Creation - Ruth Ozeki

9. (NF) Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Barbara Kingsolver



Alissa's Reviews

1. Y: The Last Man - Paper Dolls #7

2. Y: The Last Man - Kimono Dragons #8

3. The Saga of the Bloody Benders

4. Fables: Sons of Empire

5. Knitting for Peace: Make the World a Better Place One Stitch at a Time

6. Wendy Knits: My Never Ending Adventures in Yarn

In Progress:

Blaze, Richard Bachman

Death in a Prairie House: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders


Jaymi's Reviews

1. Tarot for Life

2. The Foretelling

3. The Labyrinth

4. Un Lun Dun

5. Page After Page

6. Mockingbird

7. Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

8. Simple Days: A Journal on What Really Matters

9. Tailchaser's Song

10. Dragonfly

11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

12. The Castle of Crossed Destinies

13. Cell


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