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Moscow Rules (Gabriel Allon, #8)
4.10
Moscow Rules is the eighth book in the Gabriel Allon series by Daniel Silva. Allon is a art restorer and former Israeli Mossad agent. In this book All...more
Sep 16, 2008
Jun 20, 2008
 
47
The Last Plague
3.17
The Apocalypse series by Glen E. Page begins with The Last Plague. The blurb on the back makes the book sound like a medical thriller and although the...more
Sep 11, 2008
Aug 03, 2008
 
12
Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56
3.95
In the year I started second grade, Rafe Esquith started teaching. Teach Like Your Hair's On Fire contains what he has learned about teaching and why...more
Jan 28, 2008
Dec 10, 2007
 
8
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
3.82
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman is the first book by Haruki Murakami I've had the pleasure of reading. It won't be the last. This slim book contains twen...more
Mar 2008
Dec 10, 2007
 
22
Flight of the Goose: A Story of the Far North
3.91
Flight of the Goose by Lesley Thomas is about a meeting of cultures: the good and the bad. The story is told from two points of view: Kayuqtuq Ugungor...more
Jul 03, 2008
May 16, 2008
 
94
The Savage
3.78
The Savage is a graphic novel written by David Almond and illustrated by Dave McKean. McKean is best known for his collaborations with Neil Gaiman (Sa...more
Feb 19, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
 
93
Jellaby
3.94
Jellaby Volume 1 by Kean Soo was short listed for the Cybils this year. It is one of a number of graphic novels set in Canada from the short list. It...more
Apr 05, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
 
78
Jesus Swept
3.73
I read and enjoyed Jesus Swept by James Protzman during the Easter weekend. It was the perfect antidote to the all the cute bunnies and religious well...more
Apr 21, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
 
15
Down to a Sunless Sea
3.16
Down to a Sunless Sea by Mathias B. Freese is a collection of fifteen short stories that represent thirty years of writing. They all deal with the dar...more
Feb 12, 2008
Jan 19, 2008
 
82
Ella: A Baby Elephant's Story [With DVD]
3.00
Ella: A Baby Elephant's Story is one of a series of books based on current animal research. Each book is designed to teach family relationships while...more
Jan 06, 2009
Jan 06, 2009
 
258
Sister Margaret
4.25
A few days ago I had a nice email from author Rhonda Parrish asking if I would review her upcoming short story "Sister Margaret" which she described i...more
Mar 29, 2009
May 24, 2011
 
100
eNursery Rhymes: Mother Goose and Mother Mouse, working together, rewriting Old Nursery Rhymes for the Computer Age
2.64
I can remember when the .com ending for URLs was created and opened up the internet to commercial sites. The internet, though not exactly new technol...more
Jan 29, 2009
Jan 28, 2009
 
86
Emily Waits for Her Family (Emily the Chickadee) (Emily the Chickadee)
3.33
There are many different factors that can make a book review difficult to write. A thirty-two page children's book about a chickadee and her nest shou...more
Jan 18, 2009
Jan 12, 2009
 
262
Bumped (Bumped, #1)
3.11
The description for Bumped by Megan McCafferty says that a virus made everyone older than 18 infertile. The book though opens with Melody explaining t...more
Jun 19, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
 
109
Legs Talk: Let Your Legs do the Talking
4.50
Legs Talk is described on the book's website as the perfect gift for a "leg man" and the perfect "get-over-him" gift. The book exists somewhere in the...more
Feb 27, 2009
Feb 09, 2009
 
139
Bark Up The Right Tree: Lessons From A Rescued Dog
3.86
Bark up the Right Tree is a memoir penned by a dog with some help from her owner, Ruth Tschudin. It recounts her transformation from an abused dog to...more
Jun 25, 2009
Jun 08, 2009
 
104
Too Tall Alice
4.00
Alice in Too Tall Alice by Barbara Worton is "four inches taller than the other eight-year-old girls at the Cherry Tree School." She's the girl who ha...more
Feb 20, 2009
Feb 02, 2009
 
263
The Lake
3.46
"When things get really bad, you take comfort in the placeness of a place."

The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto was originally published in 2005 as Mizuumi....more
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
 
267
Junonia
3.55
On June 11th, I made Junonia by Kevin Henkes my featured wishlist book. A few days later while checking NetGalley, I saw that I had been invited to re...more
Jun 14, 2011
Jun 08, 2011
 
260
Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho
3.86
Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello opens with Ed Gein. Taxidermy, furniture and clothing made of human flesh and bone, canni...more
Jun 14, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
 
110
Of Dreams and Realities
2.25
One of my on-going goals as a reader is to read more poetry. It's a type of writing outside of my normal comfort zone. Of Dreams and Realities is a "c...more
Mar 08, 2009
Feb 11, 2009
 
79
Forgive My Trespassing
4.00
I want to read more books outside my comfort zone, including more poetry. When I was asked to review a collection of poetry by Cynthia Blomquist Gust...more
Jan 08, 2009
Dec 14, 2008
 
128
Through Endangered Eyes: A Poetic Journey into the Wild
4.50
Rachel Allen Dillon's book Through Endangered Eyes combines poetry and beautiful acrylic illustrations to teach children about different endangered sp...more
May 22, 2009
Apr 24, 2009
 
129
The Sneakiest Pirates
3.92
I think Dalton James, author of The Sneakiest Pirates and The Heroes of Googley Woogley (review coming) is the youngest self publisher I've had the pl...more
May 31, 2009
May 01, 2009
 
173
Like Twin Stars
3.86
Like Twin Stars is a collection of three science fiction short stories that center on bisexual characters and the interplay between sexuality and soci...more
Oct 19, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
 
91
Rapunzel's Revenge (Rapunzel's Revenge, #1)
3.79
January and earlier this month I had the fun task of reading the finalists for the Graphic Novels category of the Cybils. I'm relatively new to the ge...more
Feb 18, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
 
146
Project Anastrophe: A Sci Fi Novel
4.00
Project Anastrophe (or project turning about) by George Karnikis is a science fiction environmental thriller that tries to set to rights the damages d...more
Aug 03, 2009
Jun 29, 2009
 
203
Is There a Monster Over There?
4.22
Last year I was offered a chance to review No, Never! by Sally O. Lee. Since Harriet liked that one I was thrilled to be offered one I was sure she an...more
Mar 06, 2010
Mar 06, 2010
 
130
The Heroes of Googley Woogley
3.82
Last week I reviewed The Sneakiest Pirates by Dalton James and now I'm back to review the sequel, The Heroes of Googley Woogley.

The book begins right...more
Jun 07, 2009
May 01, 2009
 
272
That Day in September
3.90
In the middle of summer I received an email from Artie Van Why asking if I would be interested in reading his memoir That Day in September, a personal...more
Aug 07, 2011
Aug 05, 2011
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