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An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
So many wonderful ideas from this book. Beautifully written.
Nov 29, 2014
Nov 29, 2014
Faith, Hope, and Ivy June
I read this in tandem with Sydney. It was her last bluestem book to read. Longfellow only allowed 4th/5th grade girls to check it out(not sure why...) ...more
Dec 18, 2011
Dec 23, 2011
Handle with Care
Another interesting Picoult story. A woman whose younger daughter has a disease in which her bones break so easily, as if just sneezing, decides to su ...more
not set
Apr 26, 2009
The End of Your Life Book Club
The title tells you the ending, yet all I wanted was to keep reading. Inspired me to find more to read and to cherish the time we all have together. M ...more
Nov 10, 2012
Nov 06, 2012
The Apothecary (The Apothecary, #1)
I found this to be a fascinating book where at the end of each chapter I didn't want to stop...I read it after seeing it recommended in an independent ...more
Mar 09, 2013
Mar 09, 2013
The Obituary Writer
another great read - alternating chapters of two women from different time eras with a connection in the end. One woman, who feels trapped in her life ...more
Apr 03, 2013
Apr 05, 2013
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
I watched the movie first so I didn't think I would enjoy the book at all. But with all the detail and all the characters, I was thankful to have had ...more
Aug 04, 2011
Aug 05, 2011
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Science fiction is not my book of choice. And I wouldn't have read this except it is my work's book club book of choice. I was not looking forward to ...more
Oct 07, 2012
Oct 09, 2012
Dinner: The Playbook: A 30-Day Plan for Mastering the Art of the Family Meal
This little book will find it's place among my other go-to cookbooks. Looking forward to trying the recipes. Love the tips of which parts of the recip ...more
Sep 20, 2014
Sep 20, 2014
Ida B. . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World
A book of Sydney's that I read after i finished my Picoult book on spring break and was left with nothing left to read on a boat without a bookstore. ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Apr 03, 2012
I'm trying to read many of the books on my students' summer reading list this summer. This was a quick read, written in an interesting film script way ...more
Jun 16, 2012
Jun 17, 2012
The Next Thing on My List
A quick enjoyable read. Narrator spends the book trying to complete someone else's life list - things to do before her 25th birthday - when she finds ...more
Aug 03, 2009
Aug 04, 2009
My Sister's Keeper
My first Picoult book - it left me wanting for more. A tear-jerker as well! A teenage girl who was conceived to provide medical assistance to an older ...more
not set
Apr 26, 2009
P.G. County
Have to say I'm a bit embarrassed I read this book. My mom handed it down awhile ago and I should have known it wasn't really my style - too romancey ...more
Aug 12, 2009
Aug 15, 2009
Out of My Mind
a kid book read that is excellent - the story told from the perspective of a girl with cerebral palsey who can't speak but is very bright. heart-wrenc ...more
Jun 26, 2010
Jun 26, 2010
Making Toast
very fast read and something I didn't want to put down.
memoir told from the father of a young woman who died unexpectantly, about how he and his wife
Sep 2010
Sep 03, 2010
Trains and Lovers
Four strangers spend a few hours together on a train ride. The book is the story of their conversation together. Started slow, but I enjoyed it more a ...more
Jul 22, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
The Art of Racing in the Rain
This is one of the few books in a long time where I wished I could put my life on hold so I could spend my time reading it cover to cover. Some wonder ...more
Nov 06, 2012
Nov 06, 2012
Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood, #5)
I saw this at my high school's library and realized it was part of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants saga - it was a light and fun read. Full of r ...more
Mar 11, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading
An interesting memoir about a woman who read a book a day for an entire year in the aftermath of losing her sister. Books are intertwined with the aut ...more
Mar 29, 2013
Mar 29, 2013
Her: A Memoir
I'm not sure I can count this as "read" since I have up on page 100 or so. Being a twin, I thought I would enjoy this memoir of identical twins. I jus ...more
not set
Sep 08, 2013
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
ok, i only skimmed it, but what i read i really liked - until i realized how much of the food around me had wheat in it. it all makes sense - i just d ...more
Jan 21, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
What Happened to Sophie Wilder
Read this for a book group at work...the general consensus was meh. Good enough that I finished it and cared to find out e ending, but the month inbet ...more
Feb 12, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
Oddly Normal: One Family's Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality
Loved this book on so many levels. As a sister, as a mother and as a teacher. heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. i borrowed this book fr ...more
Dec 09, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Interesting research about vulnerability and shame. Hope to use some of this with my students/families. Last half of the book was more engaging to me. ...more
Jul 06, 2013
Jul 06, 2013
Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum #15)
Another hilarious interplay of the Stephanie Plum ensemble. Can't help but laugh at all the antics of Lula and Grandma Mazur. Fastest I have ever read ...more
Aug 07, 2009
Aug 08, 2009
Looking for Alaska
John Green's first novel and probably my favorite. Main character transfers to a boarding school mid-high school to find the "Great Perhaps". Lots of ...more
Jan 25, 2013
Jan 26, 2013
The Green City Market Cookbook: Great Recipes from Chicago's Award-Winning Farmers Market
It's like taking a walk through the market. So many wonderful recipes - going to add this to my cookbook wish list. When I want to copy half of the bo ...more
Dec 07, 2014
Dec 07, 2014
The Wives of Los Alamos
Loved the storyline. The plural narrator voice took some getting used to (and admittedly made it difficult to really connect with any character) but I ...more
Mar 31, 2014
Mar 30, 2014
The Chaperone
Best book I have read in a long time!! Beautifully woven story of a woman living her complicated life in Kansas in the early 20's interspersed with st ...more
Mar 14, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
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