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The Widow of the South
I absolutely LOVED this book. I was reading it when I went up to Rabun County once for some respite from my goofy household. A whole week by myself. I ...more
Jun 2007
Mar 06, 2009
Practical Magic
I just love this book, really. It makes me smile just to think about it. I've read it twice now, and in a year or so will be ready for a re-read. The ...more
Aug 2007
Jan 10, 2009
I don't know how no Jane Austen is reflected on my GoodReads list. My mother would be horrified. If it's any redemption, I went to a New Year's eve pa ...more
Jan 29, 2013
Jan 10, 2012
Time and Again (Time, #1)
Oh I love this book!!! It is one of may favorites, and I have a permanent copy on my shelves at home, and have BookCrossed many.

When I first read thi
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Aug 23, 2011
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
I really enjoyed this book. It was just plain fun for me to read, tickling my geeky, bookish fancy in all the right ways.

So basic premise is that out
Jul 17, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
The Plague Tales (The Plague Tales, #1)
A very absorbing book- the two tales intertwined were well crafted, though there were times whe I would be caught up in one and hated switching to th ...more
Apr 2004
Jan 12, 2009
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
A favorite book of mine. This wonderful was challenged at the Polk City, Fla. Elementary School (1985) by a parent who believed that the story promote ...more
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Mar 28, 2009
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Earlier review from 2004 when I read the book. My opinion changed for the better, hearing the book on audio, on a road trip, with my husband laughing ...more
Apr 18, 2014
Nov 29, 2008
Looking for Mary: (Or, the Blessed Mother and Me)
I took this down from the shelf to re-read during Lent this year. I first heard of this book when Beverly Donofrio did her NPR piece. She was talking ...more
Mar 20, 2009
Dec 27, 2008
Little Women (Little Women, #1)
Random thoughts-- this was a re-read. I think I last read the book when I was 12. Funny how differently it was in memory than it is now. Still dear, b ...more
Apr 2009
Mar 05, 2009
The Chosen
This was a re-read for me -- last read probably in 1969 0r 1970. What strikes me now is the description of a lifestyle that has vanished or become par ...more
Mar 21, 2009
Feb 22, 2009
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde certainly had a way with words. Having just read a chick lit romance prior to this it took me a little while to get into the rhythms of s ...more
Jan 30, 2009
Jan 30, 2009
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
June 11, 2011 Just re-read (via audio book) this book. I'd forgotten how young the main characters are at the start of things. So innocent. Loved the ...more
Jun 12, 2011
Dec 31, 2008
Saints at the River
Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod,
With its crystal tide forever
That flows by the throne of God?

Yes, we'll gather at the r
Sep 2006
Jan 12, 2009
The Small Miracle
Oh What a beautiful little book! So simple and so dear!

When I first read the dedication to St Francis of Assisi, my heart did a flutter- I say daily
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Jan 07, 2009
The Book of Mercy
I am one of those folks who really enjoys reading first novels of authors. That added to my pleasure.

Some thoughts:

On Alchemy: A subject that intrigue
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Mar 06, 2009
The Half-Mammals of Dixie
I heard this guy on the radio and laughed extremely hard when he read his stories. Bought the book, and am very reluctant to let it go entirely. It's ...more
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Jan 17, 2009
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
E.L. Konigsburg is the writer I want to be when I grow up. She paints her characters so beautifully, and so realistically. There is always a realistic ...more
Aug 03, 2011
Aug 04, 2011
Mama Makes Up Her Mind and Other Dangers of Southern Living
Bailey White is a southern treasure. I first heard her on NPR, when she used to read her essays during "Morning Edition". With her raspy voice, I thou ...more
Jan 2000
May 06, 2009
Johnny Tremain
This was sooooo much fun to re-read. It was assigned reading in Mr Shaunessey's 7th grade Language Arts class at East Ladue Junior High back in the 60 ...more
Jan 08, 2009
Jan 07, 2009
Sailor Twain: Or: The Mermaid in the Hudson
A few months back I was perusing Tor's fall 2012 offerings and the blurb on a graphic novel coming out through an imprint called First Second Books:
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 20, 2012
The Pursuit of Hope
I gave my mother this book in 1979. It was one that hit a resonant note with both of us, for by that time, my mother had carried the diagnosis of Mult ...more
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Feb 04, 2010
The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)
This is my favorite Tolkien. I'm not a huge LotR fan, though I thought the movies splendid. (Sort of a "7 guys go on a hike. Lets see who survives, de ...more
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Apr 04, 2009
The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1)
Lovely to re-read this. It's been far too long since I visited farmer Wang Lung and his wife O-Lan. In light of all that is happening with China thes ...more
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Jan 17, 2009
The Thing Beneath the Bed (The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle #1)
Deliciously disturbing. I loved it. Pay close attention to the little details, and when you find yourself wondering why the spikes are on the inside o ...more
Apr 12, 2014
Apr 18, 2014
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
I read this years ago, and all I remembered is that so many people died. When I made the decision to revisit A Song of Ice and Fire, and this time mov ...more
Oct 2012
Sep 08, 2012
Crossing the Threshold of Hope
"Be not afraid"

Writings of one of the greatest of our time.

Sixteen years into his papacy, and on the eve of the millennium, Pope Jo
Dec 2005
Jan 19, 2009
Lucia, Lucia
It was with this book that I again began to appreciate Adriana Trigiani again. A story of a life and love and family -- none of which is perfect but a ...more
Feb 16, 2010
Feb 17, 2010
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
I'm one of those people who composted and recycled long before it was fashionable or easy. I buy local and organic and am on a first name basis with m ...more
Jan 04, 2010
Nov 14, 2008
Wuthering Heights
Maybe it's the phase of my life, or maybe it's because I didn't really warm up to Heathciffe or Catherine (the elder), but I found myself taking frequ ...more
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Jan 10, 2009
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