Longmont, CO, United States | Member Since 2011
After reading YA and other items, this was the perfect "adult" book to get me back into more grown-up themes. The book was funny but truthful at the same time.
I have been conservative with my five star ratings this year -- so this is a high 4 rating.
I have really enjoyed the Ex- series by Peter Clines. My favorite part of this book was the introduction of Madeline and her point of view.
Fun, enjoyable, would recommend this book. I immediately moved to the next and final(?) book in the series as soon as I finished.
I read the 24 hour bookstore last year. Listening to this great little story brought me back to the original enjoyable mysterious world of the bookstore.
I have been stressed at work lately. I love listening to audible books that make me escape into another world for awhile. I enjoyed Abby Cooper for a variety of reasons. I found that the books was relaxing.
Good technical thriller. I believe this book had the right amount of technical jargon and explanation. Pretty good. I am not sure what I was looking for with this book - but not bad.
For narration -- almost perfect French annunciation. Almost comical Russian accent -- especially female Russian accent (narrator is a male.)
Not sure what was so magical about this book.
I felt very depressed reading this book. I too have grieved like the author. However, not sure if she was sharing her grieving process, or expressing how wonderful her life was and their elaborate lifestyle.
I was not impressed.
In this book of short stories - I liked all of the stories except for the last one.
One of my favorite reads this year.
Not really a fan. I cannot pinpoint why I was not really getting into this book, but it may have been the narrator. Plus, I don't understand the "vanity" part of the title.
It seems like the characters could be your neighbor or your friend. I liked this book for something that was easy and not complicated. Light reading for the summer, but would be good to curl up by a fire in the winter. There are more books in the Elm Creek Quilt series, and I will pick up another one or two to relax with in the future.
I enjoyed Simon's autobiography - but I also enjoyed his short story. I love his imagination and creative flair, but he is down to earth and funny. Didn't realize that this was abridged version - so somewhat disappointed by that.
When you have a stressful job and just want a book to relax to - then this would be a good book for you. Yes, it is a children's book. However, it is enjoyable, and funny, and has some very interesting characters. It is not too complicated, it helps to zone out after work in the car on the way home. Some great quotes too.
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