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C. S. Lewis: A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet
Alister McGrath has produced an immensely readable biography of C.S. Lewis. He investigates Lewis' life from the earliest days examining his relations ...more
May 12, 2013
May 12, 2013
Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit
I got to hear J. R. Martinez in person as he was a keynote speaker at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference in April 2013. He is a positive, ...more
May 08, 2013
May 09, 2013
Beneath the Surface: Steering Clear of the Dangers That Could Leave You Shipwrecked
This book was a donation to the Library. As usual, I was reviewing it for consideration of adding it to the collection. What I noticed right away is t ...more
Apr 28, 2013
Apr 29, 2013
The Curies: A Biography of the Most Controversial Family in Science
The subject matter is interesting. I always enjoy learning more about the Curies. The author introduces a lot of primary material, which is great. But ...more
Dec 29, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
Birmingham, 1963
Weatherford's choice of words and pictures makes for a moving tribute to all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the struggle for Civil Righ ...more
Jun 29, 2011
Jun 30, 2011
The Longest Trip Home: A Memoir
The first half of the book was unreadable. I really don't care to read about his adolescent forays into being what he thinks is a "bad boy." The endin ...more
Jan 20, 2010
Jan 20, 2010
Different, Not Less: Ultimate Success Stories from People with Autism and Asperger's
Very good read, with very personal success stories, allowing neurotypicals a chance to have insight into the different perspectives of individuals on ...more
Aug 02, 2012
Aug 02, 2012
Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace
I wanted to like this book. I appreciate Anne's insight to the human condition and love her occasional eloquent turn of phrase, but I could not get pa ...more
Feb 2015
Feb 01, 2015
The World's Easiest Astronomy Book
It's pretty cool that
1. when I am reading I am actually looking 1 nanosecond into the past.
2. if the Earth rotated once every 84 minutes we could all
May 20, 2010
May 21, 2010
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
sad. angry. rant.

The author has compiled an extensive history of "all" the wrongs done in the name of religion. Yet he fails to persuade me to not wor
May 18, 2010
May 19, 2010
Scattered Petals (Texas Dreams, #2)
I received this book from Goodreads' First Reads giveaway program. I was encouraged as I read the uplifting message of faith in God's love healing Pri ...more
Apr 17, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design
Great introductory book for kids and adults. Perfect for the visual learner...lots of illustrations to explain concepts and give you ideas. 10 design ...more
Nov 14, 2013
Nov 15, 2013
Librarian's Guide to Online Searching
Thoroughly explains the different types of databases and provides practical advise for using them and helping patrons with reference questions. Enjoye ...more
Apr 30, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
Developing Library and Information Center Collections
Dated content with endless references to CD-ROMs. Book lamented the lack of a union catalog but WorldCat has been around longer than this book!

Had to
Nov 20, 2011
Nov 20, 2011
Cyborg (The Clone Codes, #2)
Fast paced, but jumpy and did not flow well. It seemed rushed.
Attempted to be "frisk" but seemed to skim parts that should have been elaborated upon
Apr 23, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
The Heart of Money: A Couple's Guide to Creating True Financial Intimacy
Good advice to help discern your attitudes and feelings about money and how this is played out in your relationships. The last few chapters a bit heav ...more
Feb 10, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
Great premise. But is sex truly the only thing left in the world to talk about?
Also, to quote her husband, "Julie, seriously, do you have to talk like
Feb 04, 2010
Feb 04, 2010
Grieving: Your Path Back to Peace
He did a great job in explaining the steps of grieving and the healing process. I wished he had discussed how to minister to others who are grieving a ...more
Oct 25, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
Celebrate Recovery Leader's Guide
Unusual that this is called a Leader's Guide. The e-audiobook consists of the 8 sermons that Rick Warren gave about the Celebrate Recovery program.
Oct 02, 2013
Oct 07, 2013
Heart Stones
Single words on white space-could lend itself to poetry or other inspirational writing based on word given, like love, history, home, puzzle, etc.
Aug 09, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
I Grew Up Little: Finding Hope in a Big God
That the Lord is full of irrepresible hope and love for us! Every chapter of this book spoke to me where I am at this time in my life.
Oct 23, 2009
Oct 23, 2009
Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
Smart, passionate girl over-shares to point of self-absorption, with occasional insights to human nature.
Feb 22, 2015
Mar 11, 2015
Victorian Fashions and Costumes from Harper's Bazar, 1867-1898
I appreciated that they included descriptions of the types of fabric used for the various garments.
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers
A MAB-a magazine article book. It should have just been a magazine article as well. Too verbose.
Jul 28, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
Bang! Boom! Roar! A Busy Crew of Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs, construction vehicles, seek-and-find, and the alphabet in rhyme! Fun!
Nov 06, 2012
Nov 06, 2012
The Modern Dog: How Dogs Fit into Our Society, Culture, and Our Personal and Emotional Lives
A MAB-magazine article book. It reads like the series of magazine articles that it is.
Jul 28, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
A Coyote Solstice Tale
"I'd much rather live in a generous world
Where everyone knows how to share."
Nov 02, 2013
Nov 04, 2013
Information Representation and Retrieval in the Digital Age 2nd edition
No pictures or graphical illustrations. Repetitive, non-illuminating text. Ugh!
Apr 30, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
Bad Kitty Meets the Baby
Didn't quite understand the Kitty Olympics interlude.
Nov 20, 2011
Nov 21, 2011
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
A study in predatory behavior....
Feb 11, 2015
Mar 11, 2015
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