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The Light Princess
4.01
it was amazing
This is arguably the best fairy tale I have ever read. It's about a Princess who is bewitched at birth by her evil aunt so that she has no gravity and ...more
May 15, 2011
Apr 22, 2011
 
The Wind in the Willows
3.98
it was amazing
The Wind in the Willows The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a wonderful tale!

Every character in this story is distin
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May 04, 2011
Dec 02, 2010
 
Beowulf
3.42
it was amazing
One of the greatest tales of loss ever written.

The way the author tells the story powerfully expresses what it must have felt like when, during those
...more
Jul 29, 2008
Jul 29, 2010
 
Foxe's Book of Martyrs
4.24
it was amazing
It's an amazing historical account of spiritual giants who sacrificed their lives in defense of their beliefs. After having read this, there's very li ...more
Apr 15, 2012
Feb 21, 2011
 
The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas
4.09
really liked it
The audiobook lecture series was a terrific introduction to the world and philosophy of theological giant, Thomas Aquinas.

Thomas is renowned for havin
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Sep 2010
Aug 12, 2011
 
Stories of Beowulf Told to the Children
3.87
it was amazing
Beowulf is great. This is just a simplified version that keeps the original story beats and descriptions, while updating/cutting many of the archaic M ...more
Oct 18, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
 
The City of God (Works of Aurelius Augustine 2)
3.87
it was amazing
This was totally worth the time it took to read it. Augustine's understanding of the gospel and remarkable rhetorical skills make for a compelling bre ...more
Jul 23, 2011
Jul 20, 2010
 
Classical Mythology: The Greeks
3.98
liked it
Informative and elucidating are the words that come to my mind for description.

As a literary enthusiast and appreciator of classic mythology, I've oft
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Sep 22, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
 
Le Morte D' Arthur
3.92
it was amazing
*
March 6, 2012
I read through T.H. White's version of Arthur and then came back to this one by Malory. I think Malory's is dramatically better. The com
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Aug 07, 2010
Dec 02, 2009
 
The Golden Key
4.11
it was ok
The book tells the account of a little boy and girl who find a golden key in fairy land and follow a trail to the door the key unlocks.

I did like one
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Oct 02, 2011
Aug 28, 2011
 
The Sorrows of Young Werther
3.63
really liked it
A great story of an anti-hero.

Goethe did a good job of taking the reader into the mind of a person lost in self-love and addiction to sympathy until
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Jan 25, 2011
Dec 02, 2010
 
The Republic
3.90
really liked it
It's a fantastic premise for civilization. One of the funny things about reading this book is that you often find yourself musing, "Oh, of course, Pla ...more
Feb 03, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
 
Hope of the Gospel
4.08
it was amazing
This book is one of the most powerful collections of spiritual discussion that I have ever read. MacDonald writes about the gospel and about what it m ...more
Jan 18, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
 
The Story of the Treasure Seekers (Bastable Children, #1)
3.92
really liked it
I was charmed from beginning to end as I read this story.

The events of each adventure were like those little Chinese boxes within boxes that have a n
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Oct 12, 2011
Oct 06, 2011
 
Masterpieces Of Medieval Literature
3.86
it was ok
As an introduction to the world of medieval literature the audiobook does a passable job, but it fails to either take the reader to a level of deeper ...more
Nov 20, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.25
really liked it
I liked this story a lot. There's a sadness to it that captures the distance that separates us one from another as a human race, and at the same time ...more
May 07, 2011
Jul 29, 2010
 
The Life of Thomas More
3.99
it was amazing
Powerful, hopeful, and enlightening: the story of Sir Thomas More is one that everyone should hear.

Thomas More was a remarkable sixteenth-century lawy
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Aug 29, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
 
Popular Tales from Norse Mythology
3.71
liked it
As a collection of fairy tales from antiquity I think it's fantastic. I love Norse mythology. This is the stuff of trolls, witches, princesses, glass ...more
Mar 2012
Mar 06, 2012
 
Island of the Blue Dolphins (Island of the Blue Dolphins, #1)
3.80
it was amazing
This is one of those stories that warms its way into your brain, makes itself comfortable, and purrs softly for decades.

A brief synposis: When dishone
...more
Oct 21, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
 
A Grief Observed
4.26
it was amazing
The book is honest, and that is a remarkable thing for an author, C.S. Lewis, seeking to relate the experience of watching his wife die and then copin ...more
Jun 10, 2012
Jun 23, 2012
 
The Story of My Experiments With Truth
4.06
liked it
As a record of maintaining a clear political mind and one's search for strong character I enjoyed this book. Concerning his spiritual searches, I thou ...more
Feb 26, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
 
The Little Prince
4.28
really liked it
If you haven't read this book yet, I'd recommend putting it at the top of your fiction list. It's poignant and thoughtful. Whenever I read it I feel l ...more
May 23, 2012
Jun 23, 2012
 
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
4.34
really liked it
This is the heartfelt tale of a china-doll rabbit that learns through a remarkable journey how to love.

I really enjoyed the story; honestly, if I had
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Nov 25, 2011
Nov 28, 2011
 
Meditations
4.20
really liked it
As the pinnacle of Pagan thought, it definitely deserves the merit which it has received. I enjoyed essentially all of his thinking, though with the u ...more
Mar 08, 2011
Dec 24, 2009
 
Because of Winn-Dixie
4.00
really liked it
This is one of the best middle-grade books of its genre.

It tells the tale of a girl who moves to a new town and finds a dog, whose cheerful nature bec
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Nov 20, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
 
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
4.22
it was amazing
Anne is one of the greatest literary characters of all time.

I laughed throughout the whole book. I particularly loved the scene where Anne, still a ch
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Jun 2011
Jun 07, 2011
 
The Apology of Socrates
4.14
really liked it
The Apology of Socrates is the final argument Socrates gives on behalf of his own life when he is taken to trial for supposedly 'being a bad influence ...more
Jan 18, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
 
The Last Lecture
4.25
it was amazing
This is one of those books that pours into your heart and attaches itself to your brain.

In the book Randy Pausch collects dozens of pithy thoughts ab
...more
Jan 10, 2010
Dec 13, 2011
 
Julie of the Wolves (Julie of the Wolves, #1)
3.79
really liked it
This is a beautiful tale of a young girl who, as her ancient culture and home are disappearing in the modern world, sets out to find herself and her p ...more
Oct 29, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
 
The Tale of Despereaux
4.00
really liked it
Despereaux's tale of how he, a mouse, saves the princess, is a reminder that good stories do not need to be complex, long, or gaudy. We love it when t ...more
Aug 19, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
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