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Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health
I've actually already read this book once and am reading it again with a different focus. A highly recommended book for ANY woman, especially those in ...more
Aug 27, 2009
Aug 14, 2009
Hairstyles of the Damned
**spoiler alert** I really wanted to like this book and identify with it. It had been recommended to me since it chronicles a scene that I was kind of ...more
Feb 04, 2009
Jan 14, 2009
Exhaust(ed): The 99% true story of a bus trip gone wrong.
Very enjoyable, a quick read and a quick wit!
May 22, 2014
May 22, 2014
Children in Heat
I enjoyed this book so much that I found myself wishing for a few more chapters when I realized it was over. Too often a teenaged book written by an a ...more
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
Wedding Toasts Made Easy!
Got this book to help myself feel more prepared for my sister's wedding! At which, of course, I'll be giving a toast. Mostly stuff I already knew abou ...more
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Jun 09, 2011
Olivia Counts
O likes this book more and more every day. I like that it's bilingual (English/Spanish) in addition to teaching counting. There are plenty of familiar ...more
Apr 27, 2009
Apr 28, 2009
Citadel of Sin
This is the true story of John Looney, crime boss in Rock Island, Illinois in the teens and twenties, upon whom Paul Newman's character in "Road to Pe ...more
Apr 03, 2011
Mar 31, 2011
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
My friend lent this to me because she got it but doesn't usually like fantasy or pretty much anything set in the future. She wanted me to vet it for h ...more
Jan 11, 2012
Dec 01, 2011
Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense, Revised and Updated Edition
I'm really glad I got this book and would recommend it to other parents. Satter's central point is this: parents are responsible for what, when, and w ...more
Sep 11, 2008
Jul 18, 2008
Quiet Loud
O and I can't get enough of Leslie Patricelli's books. Plus, it's time for hime to start learning quiet v. loud so that we can behave more like a gent ...more
Oct 13, 2009
Oct 13, 2009
Frosty the Snowman
This is one of those books that plays an electronic tune when opened. An instant classic for O, of course. I'm thinking of not putting it away with th ...more
Dec 13, 2008
Dec 26, 2008
Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book
I used to love the "magic pictures" book I had when I was little. These Scanimation books are so neat, and O really likes it. The only drawback is tha ...more
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May 20, 2009
Disney Winnie the Pooh Music Play Storybook [With Music Player and 4 Disk]
This is less a book and more a kiddie "CD player" with a lyrics book. O loves it and I'm amazed at how quickly he picked up on how to make the player ...more
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Aug 27, 2010
Freakonomics - A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything
I kind of wanted not to like this book but did, and do. It's probably 3-4 years since I read it and I still think about it now and then. If that doesn ...more
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May 21, 2009
But Not the Hippopotamus
What I learned: anthropomorphized animals are not as exclusionary and mean as they may sometimes seem at first. Also, animals are cute. And "goose" an ...more
Dec 26, 2008
Dec 26, 2008
Carry-Me Wild Animals
The back of the book says 3+ years, but I think this series is definitely appropriate for a 1-year-old. Maybe there are potential choking hazards or s ...more
Dec 24, 2008
Dec 26, 2008
The Far Side Observer
Pulled this one off the shelf again after, what, 20 years? Still funny but since I already knew all the jokes really REALLY well it was more about the ...more
Mar 04, 2011
Mar 03, 2011
Messenger (The Giver, #3)
I liked it, just as I liked the first two in the series. I was very glad to see the stories of book 1 and book 2 tied together finally. But MAN did it ...more
Aug 06, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?
Okay, I'm abandoning this one. I gave it a good try and had all intentions of finishing it in the name of Book Club....but now that I have a conflict ...more
Feb 28, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
I Am Winnie the Pooh (Golden Story Book)
This book was at Grandmarmie's house when we went to visit and O liked it so much she had to send it home with him. Now he has learned the word "honey ...more
Jun 26, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep
We got this book on a whim, not aware of the firestorm of controversy that surrounds it. If you don't know what I'm talking about, a quick internet se ...more
Oct 2007
Jul 20, 2008
Fisher Price Let's Go to the Zoo Lift the Flap
What I learned from this book: giraffes are silent. Also, frogs like to play on top of alligators.
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Dec 26, 2008
1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
I've seen this recommended a few times and figure I might as well check it out sometime before O turns 2. :)
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Feb 19, 2009
The Far Side
The first of the Far Side collections. I like this one more than some of the others because the humor is quite a bit darker.
Mar 08, 2011
Mar 06, 2011
Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States
I loved Dave Barry as a teenager. Revisiting this one now to see if it still cracks me up.
And, I still did find this to be funny! Not every word o
Feb 25, 2009
Feb 12, 2009
Sewing Bits and Pieces: 35 Projects Using Fabric Scraps
Got it for Christmas from my SIL. Thanks, B! I can't wait to have time to try some of these projects. :)
Dec 27, 2010
Dec 27, 2010
Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective
I loved Agatha Christie when I was young and decided to pull this one out for a reread. A nice light set of short stories; great for when you don't ha ...more
Mar 09, 2009
Feb 27, 2009
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
Got this book as a gift from my MIL, who says that she went to the bookstore and asked for "Twilight, but for adults." I'm planning on reading it in a ...more
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Dec 31, 2009
The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know—and Men Can't Say
Not at all in my political wheelhouse but that's all the more reason to read it.
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Mar 29, 2011
Dexter in the Dark (Dexter, #3)
I read this book not having read the prior ones in the Dexter series, and although the author does an OK job of trying to catch me up I think I would ...more
Jul 30, 2008
Jul 17, 2008
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