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The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3.99
**spoiler alert** Not spoilers, just passages I want to remember ...

"I'm going to tell you something important. Grown-ups don't look like grown-ups on
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Jul 15, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
 
Children's Literature Gems: Choosing and Using Them in Your Library Career
3.93
really liked it
I am a fan of Betsy Bird's blog and when I learned she wrote a book for librarians, I knew I had to get it.

As a newbie elementary librarian I found th
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Jul 19, 2009
Jul 19, 2009
 
K Is for Kabuki: A Japan Alphabet
3.54
There are mistakes in this book ... for example, they call the "geta" (Japanese sandals) "gela." At first I thought it was a typo in the text, but it' ...more
May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014
 
Rooftoppers
4.00
FAVORITE QUOTES:

"I do, I'm afraid, understand books far more readily than I understand people. Books are so easy to get along with." - Charles (pg 3)

"
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Dec 30, 2013
Dec 29, 2013
 
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
4.40
my favorite mythology book when i was a kid; can't wait for my son to get into mythology so i can share this book with him.
Jan 1988
Dec 10, 2008
 
The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, #1)
4.09
it was amazing
i have to give this five stars because it was one of my favorites as a youngster. i remember repeatedly checking it out from the school library and ha ...more
not set
Oct 20, 2008
 
It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff
3.84
really liked it
easy to read and simple process for cutting clutter. i prefer this book to some other organization books i've read, which were too specific (too much ...more
not set
Aug 15, 2008
 
Sharing Your Story: Recording Life's Moments in Mini Albums
4.21
really liked it
3.5 stars :: i would've liked to give more stars but there was something missing. i've only skimmed through it once so i may end up changing my rating ...more
not set
Aug 26, 2008
 
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
4.07
liked it
probably close to four stars but not quite there.

i still enjoyed it but i felt the first section could've been shorter; some of the content seemed red
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Sep 02, 2008
Jun 02, 2008
 
The Farmer and the Clown
4.21
Don't miss the last illustration on the back cover under the jacket flap!
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
 
Scott Pilgrim, Volume 3: Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness
4.29
liked it
jarrett j. krosoczka recommended this series on his blog some time ago. i was only able to locate #3 through my local library, which is probably why i ...more
Oct 10, 2008
Oct 13, 2008
 
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
4.05
really liked it
informative, morbid, and fascinating ... just the kind of non-fiction book i like! i will be looking into donating my body to science and the betterme ...more
not set
Jul 06, 2008
 
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
3.80
" ... it occurred to me that Heaven must be a place where the library is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. No ... eight days a week."
Oct 25, 2009
Sep 07, 2009
 
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
4.10
liked it
somewhere in the range of 3.5~3.75 stars.

lent to me by the fabulous ms. stephanie. thank you!
Oct 17, 2008
Jun 02, 2008
 
The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party (The Princess in Black, #2)
4.06
None
Jul 14, 2015
Jul 18, 2015
 
Pickles to Pittsburgh
3.71
None
not set
May 20, 2009
 
Today I Feel Silly  Other Moods That Make My Day
4.14
None
Apr 26, 2015
Apr 26, 2015
 
Ballet of the Elephants
3.61
None
Mar 23, 2009
Mar 23, 2009
 
Amazing Peace
4.14
None
Oct 19, 2015
Oct 19, 2015
 
The Legend of the Poinsettia
4.16
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not set
Jan 13, 2009
 
Neverwhere
4.17
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not set
May 19, 2009
 
Richard Wright and the Library Card
4.25
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not set
May 09, 2009
 
The Stranger
4.08
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not set
Sep 21, 2010
 
Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich
4.23
None
Oct 2009
Nov 03, 2009
 
Regarding the Trees: A Splintered Saga Rooted in Secrets
4.20
None
Feb 04, 2011
Feb 04, 2011
 
Emma, Vol. 01
3.83
None
Oct 26, 2013
Oct 26, 2013
 
Emma, Vol. 02
4.06
None
Oct 26, 2013
Oct 26, 2013
 
Emma, Vol. 03
4.10
None
Nov 20, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
 
The Door to Time (Ulysses Moore, #1)
3.91
None
not set
Jun 02, 2008
 
Regarding the Bathrooms: A Privy to the Past
4.22
None
Feb 05, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
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