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Girl Meets God
Not quite what I expected - a little more bookish and tradition-oriented than I was thinking - but I liked it. Honest, thoughtful, and personably real...more
Mar 26, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
Miracles on Maple Hill
This easily could have been yet another saccharine 1950s children's book about a good little girl and her happy family leaving the city to live in the...more
Jun 08, 2014
Jun 06, 2014
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
I'm glad I read this. Over the years I've heard many different things about Malcolm X; it was good for me to finally read about his life and his belie...more
Oct 16, 2014
Oct 01, 2014
The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears
So many good, Biblically solid points. I learned a lot about the power of God through prayer.
It's a fine line, though, between praying big prayers bel...more
Dec 03, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
Oh my goodness, I loved this book! I picked it up because my daughter is going to Nepal this summer and I wanted to know something about the country....more
Jan 16, 2012
Jan 18, 2012
Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump, #1)
I can't imagine why somebody would read a book like this and think "Hey, this would make a great movie". It was just plain not good. I realize it's no...more
May 28, 2014
May 25, 2014
The Seuss, the Whole Seuss and Nothing But the Seuss: A Visual Biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel
Disappointing, actually. I was looking for a biography of Dr. Seuss, but this book focuses solely on his work. While it was interesting to read about...more
Feb 09, 2014
Feb 02, 2014
Little House on the Prairie (Little House, #2)
I just re-read this book, as this series has been one of my favorites since I was in second grade. And honestly, I love it as much now as I did back t...more
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Sep 19, 2008
Savvy (Savvy, #1)
I picked up this book because I'm reading all of the Newbery books, but I didn't think I would enjoy it that much. Fantasy and magic - which is what t...more
Feb 04, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
Why I Stayed: The Choices I Made In My Darkest Hour
I had assumed, based on the title of this book, that it would be about Gayle Haggard's struggle to forgive the husband who cheated on her and the road...more
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Oct 12, 2012
The Oak Leaves (The Oak Leaves #1)
I read this book because I work with two students who have fragile X. Lang did a fair job explaining the condition, its cause, and the emotions of tho...more
Sep 15, 2013
Sep 13, 2013
The Upstairs Room
Many reviewers call this book "boring". It's true that there is little action, but what do you expect from a book in which two girls spend years hidin...more
May 12, 2014
May 08, 2014
Joey Pigza Loses Control (Joey Pigza, #2)
I'm not sure what I would have thought of this book had I read it as a middle-schooler, but as an adult, it troubled me. Joey's dad is a horrible fath...more
May 02, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Nineteen Minutes
Once again, Picoult tackles a tough topic and compellingly presents different sides to the story. She really forces the reader to think about where th...more
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Aug 28, 2012
Lies Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets them Free
I liked it...a lot of good points, a lot of truth about the difference between what society says versus what God's Word says. I could have done withou...more
Jun 23, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
A Beautiful Mind
I often have trouble with biographies about scientists or mathmaticians because their work doesn't make sense to me. Nasar does a good job explaining...more
Feb 04, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane, #1)
Hannah's writing style draws the reader in and keeps the pages turning. That said, there was nothing original in this story. When my book club leader...more
Jun 29, 2014
Jun 25, 2014
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Loved it! I'm a fan of the movie - which is quite different from the book, more like a "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Part 2" - and I found the book equally...more
Apr 27, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
I tend to give 5 stars sparingly. While an avid reader, I don't believe every book should be rated "amazing", and 5 stars should be reserved for those...more
Sep 06, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia
I love books that share the treasure of reading. This one, based on a true story, does it well. The pictures are bright and colorful.

My favorite part...more
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Oct 09, 2014
Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
Platt raises some really good points about what following Jesus really means. I'd recommend this book to anyone trying to walk the Christian walk, but...more
Sep 13, 2013
Sep 09, 2013
Rhett Butler's People
Not bad - I think McCaig had a decent understanding of Rhett Butler. As a stand alone novel, it was entertaining. Still, I wrestle with the idea of ta...more
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Sep 03, 2012
The Higher Power of Lucky (The Hard Pan Trilogy, #1)
Children grow up far too quickly these days, and "The Higher Power of Lucky" is a prime example. Too many grown-up thoughts and feelings.
Also, I agre...more
Mar 04, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad
Not the best written book I've ever read - I would guess Tobin is more of a lecturer than a writer - but very, very interesting. I am sure there is mo...more
Aug 10, 2014
Aug 07, 2014
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years #1)
I marked this as read, although in truth I only read about half of it. Why didn't I finish it? Because it made me feel physically sick. I don't know w...more
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Aug 26, 2012
So, so horrifying that millions of children live this life. I mourn the loss of innocence of the teenagers who read this, knowing that it will change...more
May 13, 2012
May 12, 2012
Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
Oh, my goodness, SO good! What an incredible woman. What an incredible God! Now the big question is what do I do next? I don't want to be like the peo...more
Oct 08, 2012
Oct 03, 2012
Children with Fragile X Syndrome: A Parents' Guide
Helpful, if slightly dated, resource. I wish there were more books out there about Fragile X. Our library has a grand total of three (and one of those...more
Sep 21, 2014
Sep 17, 2014
The Boy Who Stole the Leopard's Spots (Amanda Brown, #3)
A good book. Myers displays a thorough knowledge of her setting - the location, the conflicts between the native Africans and the foreign colonists, a...more
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 15, 2014
American Widow
I wasn't expecting this book about a 9/11 widow to be a graphic novel. It seemed like an odd choice for such a topic. However, as I read it, I realize...more
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Sep 10, 2012
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