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The Wicked Big Toddlah
3.77
Hilarious! One of the best read alouds for elementary kids that I've seen in a long time. I'm sure my Bah-stahn accent is terrible, but it's fun to do...more
Jul 23, 2011
Oct 12, 2011
 
Olive, My Love
3.66
I LOVE this read aloud for any time of year, but especially for Valentine's Day. It's so cute and clever with fun word play. Besides... who can resist...more
Feb 07, 2011
Feb 09, 2011
 
The Riverman (The Riverman Trilogy, #1)
3.87
Woah... I don't even know what to say about this fantastically strange and intriguing tale. Starmer does a great job twisting and turning the plot all...more
May 10, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
 
Queen of the World! (Babymouse, #1)
3.87
My students get more exited about Babymouse books than they do candy, so I simply had to see what all the hype was about despite my general dislike fo...more
Mar 31, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
 
Riot
3.18
From what I could gather, this was a really good book, but I chose to listen to it instead of reading it with my eyes. It's written as a screen play,...more
Feb 09, 2011
Feb 09, 2011
 
A Christmas Tree for Pyn
3.99
Each year I buy a book or two to add to our family's Christmas Book Box. It's a tradition that I learned about in an NPR piece, and it has become a fu...more
Dec 12, 2011
Dec 12, 2011
 
The Other
3.39
I did sort of enjoy this book, especially the story of the relationship between the main character and his best friend, "the hermit." In fact, it was...more
not set
Jul 07, 2010
 
Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut
3.57
Thoughts prior to beginning:
I loved "Love is Mix Tape" and read it in the days before my only child's birth, during labor, and in the days after she w...more
Feb 15, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
 
Possible Side Effects
3.96
Like other memoirs by the author, this one was absolutely hilarious! I listened to it in my car, and my sides often hurt from laughing so hard. The bo...more
Dec 24, 2010
Dec 02, 2010
 
On the Road
3.66
Very poetically written, but I found it often saddening and maddening... I was really surprised by this, given my evidentially romanticized prior impr...more
Mar 30, 2010
Mar 09, 2011
 
You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas
3.70
This book was a bit of a roller coaster - a series of memoirs all including Christmas in some way. Some stories were hilarious, some were excruciating...more
Jan 06, 2011
Dec 24, 2010
 
Hey, Charleston!: The True Story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band
4.31
Awesome book! Fascinating story of cultural and historical significance. A must-read, especially for my 3rd graders, who study SC history.
Jan 03, 2014
Jan 03, 2014
 
ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running
3.68
No doubt, this was a good book filled with good ideas. I don't disagree with anything the author says and I totally agree that most runners suffer fro...more
Oct 06, 2011
Oct 01, 2011
 
Tops & Bottoms
4.28
More than anything, I like the format of this book. You read it long-ways (if that makes any sense). It's also a nice twist on the traditional Little...more
not set
Jul 21, 2008
 
Moon Over Manifest
4.01
Maybe it's because I listened to it, but I really had to work hard to follow this book. I found myself saying "who's Mr. Underhill" or "who's so and s...more
Apr 27, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
 
There's an Awful Lot of Weirdos in Our Neighborhood: And Other Wickedly Funny Verse
4.25
In general, poetry isn't "my thing," but this book, that we picked up by chance at a garage sale (which makes it all the more special in my book) has...more
May 13, 2012
May 13, 2012
 
Henry in Love
3.74
Boring, boring, boring... In every way boring. I wasn't a big fan of Hondo & Fabian, the Caldecott honor or winner (?) by the same author, but thi...more
not set
Nov 23, 2010
 
My Name is Elizabeth!
3.92
As an Elizabeth in a long line of Elizabeths, I really appreciated this book even though I've never gone by the name Elizabeth. In fact, I was very ex...more
Apr 19, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
 
Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm
4.13
I heard this book read by Katie Wood Ray at a writing conference this summer. I thought it was pretty good and ordered it for my library. I read it to...more
Nov 04, 2011
Nov 04, 2011
 
Wise Blood
3.90
Weird, weird book... Saying I "liked" this very bleak, very disturbing book just doesn't sound right, but I did keep coming back for more, so there de...more
Jan 15, 2012
Jan 03, 2012
 
The Cut-ups
3.77
I had forgotten about this book from my childhood. Good memories! The original Ferris Bueler.
Oct 21, 2012
Oct 21, 2012
 
The Golden Apples
3.94
OK... so technically I didn't read this entire book, but it sure felt like I did. About 20 times. This book made me feel like I was a little girl agai...more
Feb 20, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
 
A Cure for Dreams
3.78
I just finished listening to this book. It was read by the author, bless her heart, as any fine southern woman would say... Actually, I can hear her s...more
Mar 31, 2010
Mar 25, 2010
 
Lullaby
3.71
I went back and forth with this book. There are many CP books that I LOVE (Diary, parts of Rant, Fight Club), but recently I've been in a funk (Tell A...more
Nov 23, 2010
Nov 10, 2010
 
Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers
3.93
Anne Lamott just has the perfect way of saying just about everything.
Jul 24, 2013
Mar 02, 2013
 
World Rat Day: Poems About Real Holidays You've Never Heard Of
3.60
I don't "get" what I'm not "getting" about this book. My 7 year old loved it, which baffled me. The reviews are fantastic, which baffles me. I just do...more
May 10, 2014
May 10, 2014
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.06
This book started out pretty slowly for me, dealing with economic and political affairs in foreign countries (not at all topics on my radar), so I ser...more
Jun 25, 2010
May 12, 2010
 
I Don't Want to Kill You (John Cleaver, #3)
4.21
I was so looking forward to a great ending to this trilogy, and I was sadly disappointed. Maybe I played it up in my mind too much, over-thinking the...more
May 14, 2011
May 06, 2011
 
Long Time Leaving: Dispatches from Up South
3.33
Blount is absolutely hilarious—but smart in his commentary—in this book! Would highly recommend the audio, as who could read it better (with all the a...more
May 12, 2012
May 03, 2012
 
Everything for a Dog
4.12
This was a sweet, heart-warming tale. The problem was that I felt like I was having de ja vus for the first half of the book. It turns out (and there...more
Jun 03, 2011
Jun 03, 2011
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