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Mothers of the Prophets
This book is the latest read for our Relief Society book club. The beginning of the book is a little on the "textbook" side, but it picks up in the mi...more
Aug 2008
Aug 26, 2008
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, the Journal of John Woolman, Fruits of Solitude
I only read the Benjamin Franklin autobiography, but am intrigued by the other 2 parts in this collection.

I was disappointed that the autobiography di...more
Nov 10, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Emily recommended I read this book. She really enjoyed the traveling nature of the story. Edward moves from place to place and learns important lesson...more
Sep 20, 2008
Nov 27, 2008
The Persian Pickle Club
I read this book while staying at my sister's house (I had finished the books I brought with me). I got sucked into the mystery and ended up reading l...more
Aug 2009
Sep 23, 2009
The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, #1)
I read this book with Emily (she would read during the day and I'd read at night). We had a great time discussing it each morning. She tried really ha...more
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Nov 27, 2008
Squanto, Friend Of The Pilgrims
Homeschool Book Club read--Quick and easy read. Really just scratches the surface of this interesting historical figure. Reading the book led us to as...more
Nov 2008
Nov 27, 2008
The Friday Night Knitting Club (Friday Night Knitting Club, #1)
I struggled through this book. I think the underlying story line is interesting, but very underdeveloped. The characters are stereotypical--I wanted m...more
May 10, 2009
Jun 17, 2009
John Adams
I was amazed to learn about the life of this man who played such a pivotal role in our nation. I loved the writitng style of Mr. McCullough. It was ve...more
Mar 08, 2011
Mar 09, 2011
This was a very quick and thought-provking book to read. Emily is reading more from this author and recommended it to me. The very thought that a 6th...more
Nov 08, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
The Tale of Despereaux
This was the first book our Homeschool Book Group read. The kids and I took turns reading a page each. None of us wanted to stop reading! Despereaux i...more
Mar 2008
Nov 27, 2008
Five Children and It (Five Children, #1)
What a fun book to read. This was a selection for our homeschool book club and our family enjoyed it as a read-aloud. It really gave us pause to think...more
Mar 2009
Jun 17, 2009
Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)
I loved the simplicity of this book. I wish I would have read it before I viewed the latest version of the movie. My favorite character? Reepicheep! I...more
Jan 03, 2010
Jan 14, 2010
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
A really quick read, but so much fun! Makes me wonder who my 5 people could be.
Jun 25, 2009
Jul 14, 2009
The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)
I enjoyed the imagery of this book--a lamp post sprouting from the ground, the animals circling Uncle Andrew trying to communicate. I had always wonde...more
Nov 05, 2009
Oct 20, 2009
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency  (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1)
I love this book! There are 8 other books that follow in the series and each one is as enjoyable as the one before. A "traditionally built" woman in B...more
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Aug 26, 2008
Being Enough
I loved this book! So uplifting and inspirational. I ended up reading some sections more than once before I continued on with the book. We read it for...more
Oct 25, 2008
Oct 03, 2008
And Then There Were None
This was the first Agatha Christie book I read in high school. I still love it as much now--18 years later! I had forgotten all but some very fuzzy de...more
Nov 2009
Oct 20, 2009
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
A quick and worthwhile read. The pictures in this book are amazing. It's no wonder it won the Caldecott Award this year. The story flows so well you d...more
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Nov 27, 2008
The Haymeadow
The kids and I loved reading this book. In fact, we took a day off from schoolwork and read the book cover to cover. 14 year old John learns not only...more
Jul 2009
Jun 17, 2009
Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
Much of this book was a repeat of Chinese Cinderella. This continues the story into adulthood and her "relationship" with her father and stepmother. I...more
Jul 23, 2009
Jul 15, 2009
Les Misérables
By far one of my favorite books! I love the abridged, but the unabridged adds a new dimension; like comparing 2D to 3D. Just wish I could see the play...more
Oct 29, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read, but engaging. The title intrigued me and the interaction between horse and boy (and a few other key c...more
Nov 15, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
Tuesdays with Morrie
I loved this book. The lessons are so basic, yet often overlooked in our overscheduled, chaotic lives. A journey for both the characters in the book a...more
Aug 2009
Jul 31, 2009
Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter
A story to tug at your heart strings. More than once I stopped reading and went and hugged my kids, just to let them know I love them.
Jan 2009
Jul 14, 2009
Little Women (Little Women, #1)
Oct 2010
Jul 07, 2010
The Education of Little Tree
Oct 23, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
Out of the Dust
Oct 10, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
The Frontier in American History
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Nov 01, 2012
Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs
Jun 2011
Sep 05, 2011
The Importance of Being Earnest
Oct 24, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
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