Diane B. (Oma25) - Reviews

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2002 Taste of Home Annual Recipes
2002 Taste of Home Annual Recipes
Author: Taste of Home Magazine (Editor)
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/11/2007
Helpful Score: 3


The best of the best, taken from the 2002 issues of the magazine, and more. Tested and tasted by cooks all over the world, these books are keepers. (I have two, and only need one!)


Abide with Me
Abide with Me
Author: Elizabeth Strout
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 91
Review Date: 12/26/2009
Helpful Score: 1


Too religious for me, but has the potential for being a good story. I thought the antagonist's desperation and confusion was a bit overdone.


Any Place I Hang My Hat
Any Place I Hang My Hat
Author: Susan Isaacs
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/18/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Wonderful, witty, sad and wise. The reader gets to know an exceptional heroine, and will likely find common ground in her strengths and her weaknesses, her failures and her successes. Very enjoyable!


At Weddings and Wakes
At Weddings and Wakes
Author: Alice McDermott
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/22/2007
Helpful Score: 3


Try to read this when and where you will be free of distractions, because in order to grasp fully the beauty of McDermott's style, you have to pay attention. She writes a bit like Henry James, with long and somewhat complicated sentences. Nevertheless, the story and the way it is told is both moving and memorable. You will feel right at home identifying with the children through whose eyes the tale develops.


The Beet Queen
The Beet Queen
Author: Louise Erdrich
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/10/2007
Helpful Score: 2


Full of unique characters and complicated relationships that make for a sad/funny family story.


Betty Crocker's Bread Machine Cookbook (Betty Crocker Home Library)
Review Date: 1/11/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Don't put that bread machine away! Here are lots of classic recipes as well as many delicious variations that will have you coming back for more. The color photographs will have you drooling.


Big Stone Gap / Big Cherry Holler
Big Stone Gap / Big Cherry Holler
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/13/2007


Totally enjoyable. Lots of fun. You'll laugh and cry with the characters as if you were there with them. Lots of wisdom to glean from this book, too, about relationships, parenting, marriage.


The Boston Cooking School Cook Book
The Boston Cooking School Cook Book
Author: Fannie Merritt Farmer
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 1/11/2007


Will we see this book on "Antiques Road Show"? Probably, even though it is only one of over 2 million copies. It is unique and fascinating in the cookery world of today...and you'll love the advertisements printed in the back!


The Buffalo Soldier
The Buffalo Soldier
Author: Chris Bohjalian
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/30/2006
Helpful Score: 2


This is a "must read". I hate to part with it, it's so good. Bohjalian's characters are true and intense and moving.


Campbell's Cooking in Minutes (Favorite All Time Recipes Series)
Campbell's Cooking in Minutes (Favorite All Time Recipes Series)
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 1/11/2007


If you like tasty meals that are easy and quick to prepare, you will enjoy this cookbook. Campbell's soups make it happen!


The Clothes They Stood Up In / The Lady in the Van
The Clothes They Stood Up In / The Lady in the Van
Author: Alan Bennett
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/6/2007
Helpful Score: 2


Very enjoyable quick read, charming and funny, that sneaks in the back door of your mind to make you wonder about your own attitude toward possessions.


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: 10/30/2006


This book is written differently than anything I've ever read. It's captivating. It's ingenious. It's both funny and sad, and very moving. I can't imagine anyone not loving it.


Daughter's Keeper
Daughter's Keeper
Author: Ayelet Waldman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/16/2006


Both funny and powerful. Interesting characters.


A Death In Belmont
A Death In Belmont
Author: Sebastian Junger
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/16/2007


A well researched review of the familiar Boston Strangler story, but with a different angle, that of another murder that was not attributed to him, but for which another man spent his life in jail, continually protesting his innocence.


Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly)
Deck the Halls (Alvirah Meehan, Regan Reilly)
Author: Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 155
Review Date: 1/3/2007


How does she do it? Mary Higgins Clark is a master of mystery and thrills, and in this book she does it again.


The Diagnosis
The Diagnosis
Author: Alan Lightman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/16/2006


Excellent. Fascinating. Disturbing. Wonderful.


Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, New and Revised Edition
Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, New and Revised Edition
Author: Robert C. Atkins
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/3/2007


So many people I know tried this diet with great success, so this "New", revised edition has got to be great as well.


Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution : Revised and Updated
Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution : Revised and Updated
Author: Robert C. Atkins
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
 52
Review Date: 1/3/2007


Apparently high protein and low carbohydrates is the trick that helped lots of people to lost unwanted weight. Thank you, Dr. Atkins.


Fault Lines
Fault Lines
Author: Anne Rivers Siddons
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/6/2007
Helpful Score: 1


It just gets better and better with every turn of the page. You'll laugh and cry and identify!


Fingersmith
Fingersmith
Author: Sarah Waters
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/7/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Could not put it down. Holds your attention through all the twists and turns, and better yet, you don't lose track of who's who and what's what. I'm going to read more of Sarah Waters!


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