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Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism
3.83
My little boy was recently diagnosed as being on the Autistic spectrum and it's a scary, confusing and overwhelming thing to have to deal with...espec...more
Jan 2008
Oct 20, 2008
 
The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading
4.18
Of course, I am a huge fan of Jesse Wise and her daughter, Susan Wise Bauer (authors of "The Well Trained Mind") so when I saw that Jesse Wise had wri...more
Aug 2009
Sep 18, 2009
 
The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home
4.30
As a homeschooling parent I've seen hundreds of "how to homeschool" books but this was the first comprehensive book covering Classical Education in a...more
Sep 2009
Sep 18, 2009
 
War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War onthe American Dream and How to Fight Back
3.45
I really like Lou Dobbs--while I pretty much think CNN is useless, I do find his show to be pretty good. Great book. If you really want to know what's...more
Aug 20, 2008
Aug 24, 2008
 
Notes from the Underwire: Adventures from My Awkward and Lovely Life
3.59
I picked this up on a whim at the airport and ended up reading it twice. It's a pleasurable, easy read that will keep you laughing out loud; however,...more
Sep 2009
Sep 18, 2009
 
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
4.26
I read this, then read Wiesel's memoirs (All Rivers Run to the Sea). Night is incredibly heart-wrenching...but powerful. Wiesel is unapolagetically fr...more
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Jun 10, 2008
 
All Rivers Run to the Sea
4.10
I read this after reading his book "Night". The first half of the book is gripping, as he describes his boyhood, gives an in-depth look at his Jewish...more
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Jun 10, 2008
 
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
3.71
Another one I read several years ago, when it was first gaining popularity. It's certainly interesting, but the chapters are very short and Dan Brown...more
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Jun 05, 2008
 
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
3.75
Read this for fun last month. It's a funny, thought-provoking look at what life would be like if lived exactly as the bible prescribes. Most of the st...more
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Jun 05, 2008
 
Polaroids from the Dead
3.22
This was my least favorite of his books. Reminiscing is something that's always nice for the people involved in the history; however, it can be tediou...more
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Jun 10, 2008
 
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
3.94
Currently stumbling through this one. Tolle makes a lot of sense; however, he can be laborious to read. Also difficult to put his principles into prac...more
Sep 18, 2009
Jun 05, 2008
 
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
4.01
I read this a couple of years ago and sometimes go back and re-read it. Really well-written book outlining the ways our successes and failures often h...more
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Jun 05, 2008
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.43
I read this about 6 months ago for my book club. Eh, it was okay, but nothing terribly exciting. It's another one of the many books about a woman tryi...more
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Jun 05, 2008
 
Microserfs
3.87
Another Coupland novel I read in college. Loved him then, still like him now; however, he doesn't resonate with me as much as he once did. Perhaps mar...more
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Jun 10, 2008
 
The Lovely Bones
3.71
I read this several years ago--one of those books you read while sitting on a bus in the Lincoln Tunnel on the way home from work, KWIM? It was okay....more
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Jun 05, 2008
 
Just Take a Bite: Easy, Effective Answers to Food Aversions and Eating Challenges!
3.30
Might be okay for kids who are merely "picky", but not really helpful to parents of children with serious GI disorders. A lot of common sense stuff in...more
Jan 2007
Oct 20, 2008
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.82
I read this several years ago, while still working at the neurodevelopmental clinic. The main character is a boy with Asperger Syndrome and he tells t...more
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Jun 05, 2008
 
The Other Boleyn Girl (The Tudor Court, #2)
4.01
Fabulous historical fiction! Based on the events of Mary Boleyn's life (Anne's sister), it sheds a lot of light on the politics of that time...and how...more
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Jun 05, 2008
 
Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture
3.72
Another great read from college...loved Coupland back then, as he really spoke to me. Now, it just evokes fun/turbulent memories. Funny how the stuff...more
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Jun 10, 2008
 
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
3.87
Debunks a lot of commonly held myths...and it's not all just numbers, either! It's a captivating book that bridges the gap between sterile number-crun...more
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Jun 05, 2008
 
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
4.02
Grab your box of tissues. Well-written book that follows two friends from childhood to old age...and provides a fascinating look into Chinese customs...more
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Jun 05, 2008
 
Shampoo Planet
3.47
I was a HUGE Coupland fan in college--he really spoke to me. Loved this book--about a guy floundering around trying to relate to his parents, his peer...more
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Jun 10, 2008
 
The Tender Bar
3.90
Another book read for a book club. It was good but I had trouble getting attached to the main character. I feel like this could have been an intriguin...more
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Jun 05, 2008
 
Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
4.14
So far, it's a fascinating read. Can't wait to update once I'm done.
Sep 18, 2009
Oct 20, 2008
 
Water for Elephants
4.05
An interesting read--the ending is pretty unexpected!
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Jun 05, 2008
 
The Giving Tree
4.38
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Jun 05, 2008
 
The Hiding Place
4.40
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Oct 20, 2008
 
A Prisoner and Yet
4.48
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Oct 20, 2008
 
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
3.82
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Jun 05, 2008
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
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Jun 05, 2008
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