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The Wicked Big Toddlah
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
Andromeda Klein
Terrible... so, so terrible. I didn't actually finish this book (which is pretty rare for me), but there was no listing for "I tried, but it was just ...more
Aug 02, 2010
Apr 08, 2010
I really enjoyed this fantastically southern Odyssey/Huck Finn journey-style book, historically set in the Lowcountry of my home-state of South Caroli ...more
May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015
LOVE the anti-bullying message in this one. Could be integrated into my "dot" storytime theme.
Jun 26, 2012
Jun 26, 2012
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Very much looking forward to this read, which was selected by my alma-mater (Appalachian State University) as their 2011 Summer Reading selection. All ...more
Aug 23, 2011
Sep 13, 2010
Olive, My Love
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)
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)
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
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
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
Game (Jasper Dent, #2)
I hate that I love these books. I can't quit them now, though!
Nov 29, 2014
Nov 14, 2014
Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut
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
Feb 15, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
The Other
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
Possible Side Effects
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My Name is Elizabeth!
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
Henry in Love
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
Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm
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
The Cut-ups
I had forgotten about this book from my childhood. Good memories! The original Ferris Bueler.
Oct 21, 2012
Oct 21, 2012
The Golden Apples
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
Wise Blood
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
A Cure for Dreams
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
Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers
Anne Lamott just has the perfect way of saying just about everything.
Jul 24, 2013
Mar 02, 2013
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
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