Kinyorda S. - Reviews

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Always Watching (Rayne Tour Bk 1)
Always Watching (Rayne Tour Bk 1)
Author: Amberly Collins, Brandilyn Collins
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/4/2012


Interesting story that is well written. Feels like a young adult/tween novel at times. Hard to remember which male character is which because of how they are introduced. Wouldn't have like more character development there. Didn't now it was a three parter when I picked it up so a little peeved that all the loose ends weren't tied up at the end but looking forward to seeing how it ends.


Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
Author: Lorna Landvik
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/17/2012


This is an enjoyable book but the author takes the easy way out way too often. Their are conflicts that are resolved by the death of a character. Abuse is allowed to go on for years without interference. It's like a lifetime movie but still pretty likeable characters and a fast read.


The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author: Garth Stein
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/23/2013


I love the dog in this book. The unnecessary suffering was dragged out quit a bit which made the book less enjoyable in the middle but the beginning and the ending still make it worth the read.


Beach Season: The Brass Ring / June's Lace / Second Chance Sweethearts / Carolina Summer
Review Date: 11/24/2013


These are quick beach reads as advertised but fans of these authors may find the condensed stories lacking. When you have to wrap up a story in 125 pages that you normally would stretch to 300 pages you lose something. The plot and character development and the lack of steamy scenes were definitely a let down for me.


Between Heaven and Here
Between Heaven and Here
Author: Susan Straight
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/6/2013


This book was confusing. It was hard to decipher the plot and characters. Once I figured out what was going on the book didn't grab me. It was a chore to finish.


Big Girl Panties
Big Girl Panties
Author: Stephanie Evanovich
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/11/2013
Helpful Score: 2


What a fun quick read. I love fat girl gets in shape, loses her emotional baggage and gets the guy novels. And they didn't skimp on the sex scenes. Smart girls chick novel. Love it.


Brown Girl in the Ring
Brown Girl in the Ring
Author: Nalo Hopkinson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/7/2014


A fun quick read. The language is a little confusing at times but it's worth the effort. An interesting take on life in the future, ethics, the occult and poverty. Some surprises in the middle but the ending is fairly predictable.


The Cat Who Cried For Help: Attitudes, Emotions And The Psychology of Cats
Review Date: 11/23/2012
Helpful Score: 1


Much like the book about dog behavior by the same author, Dr. Dodman relies too much on medication to intervene and provides little "new information" to the experienced pet owner.


City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, Bk 1)
City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, Bk 1)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/29/2013


I do like the blatant lessons for kids in this book: It's okay to be different. Everyone gets their heat broken. Sometimes parents seem mean but they're just trying to protect you, etc. What I didn't like was how much the story dragged on and the Princess Leia/Luke Skywalker family revelation. Doesn't stack up against the other YA fantasy novels out there so far but I'm in for the second book just in case it gets better.


The Club Dumas
The Club Dumas
Author: Arturo Perez-Reverte, Sonia Soto (Translator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/12/2013


Long, confusing and boring. Don't understand the critical acclaim?


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/12/2012


The book started great. Loved all the suspense and the unique voice of the main character initially. By the middle of the book, the reader has already figured out the answers to all of the mysteries and what the main character is going to do next. Not a great ending. Tedious getting through pages of extranneous information that is unrelated to the story. I understand that the narrator is autistic but this voice makes it very difficult to care about the story at times.


Diary of a Mad Fat Girl
Diary of a Mad Fat Girl
Author: Stephanie McAfee
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/27/2013


This is typical chick lit. A little too over the top for me. Some good lessons in the book but overall it feels like this woman needs a lot of therapy.


The Dog Walker
The Dog Walker
Author: Leslie Schnur
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/11/2014


A fun quick read for dog lovers and fans of chick lit. It's pretty predictable but isn't that what you're looking for in this type of book? How many dog lovers have seen the bad dog parents at the park and wanted to take their dogs away from them? My only problem is the minimal coverage that the romance gets in the end. If I'm going to wait 200 pages for the two to finally live happily ever after it would be great to have a sex scene between the two of them and a 5 years later chapter.


The Dog Who Loved Too Much: Tales, Treatments, and the Psychology of Dogs
Review Date: 9/13/2012


There are a lot of good tips in this book but all of the case studies are extreme cases. It is hard to get past the incompetent owners and the horrible things that occur in their dogs' lives. Every behavioral problem does not require drugs yet there is not a single chapter where he does not advocate using them.


The Dog's Mind: Understanding Your Dog's Behavior
The Dog's Mind: Understanding Your Dog's Behavior
Author: Bruce Fogle, Anne B. Wilson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/3/2013


Interesting information on the genetics of a dog but no helpful dog training information.


The Dogs of Babel
The Dogs of Babel
Author: Carolyn Parkhurst
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/17/2013
Helpful Score: 1


What a disappointment. The author follows one path for the majority of the book and then abandons it in the end. Unnecessary images of dogs suffering. No real suspense. A total let down.


Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
Review Date: 4/9/2011


There are deep moments in this book but it often takes the author several pages of self pity and whining to get to those a-ha moments. Worth reading but not the life changing book it is held up to be. The movie does a good job of skipping through the whining and focusing on the life changing parts.


The End of Your Life Book Club
The End of Your Life Book Club
Author: Will Schwalbe
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/20/2013


It's a very touching topic and there are a lot of great books recommended here but the book itself is not all that engaging. Lots of references to how rich and privileged the author and his family are and all of their connections makes it very difficult to connect with the characters. A very slow read. Doesn't live up to the reviews but you will get a nice list of other books that you want to read in the future from this book.


Fade (Wake, Bk 2)
Fade (Wake, Bk 2)
Author: Lisa McMann
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/2/2013


This book starts a little slower than the first book but turns out to be just as good in the end. It's nice to see the darker side of the gift explored more but wished for more detail as Janie and Cabel moved into the sexual phase of their relationship. The encounters with the predators were given so much detail, it would have been nice to balance this with some loving intimacy as well.


The Falls (P.S.)
The Falls (P.S.)
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/8/2011


This book has so much promise but does not impress in the end. There is no resolution to most of the storylines (death is not a resolution). Ariah, the main character, goes from being someone you admire to someone you can't stand. The author seems to enjoy spending hundreds of pages babbling on without getting to the point. I forced myself to finish, hoping it would be worth it in the end. Unfortunately, it was not.


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