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Miss Nelson Is Missing! (Miss Nelson, #1)
one of my greatest joys as a mother is getting the opportunity to revisit all the books i loved as a child with my daughters. last night (or, more acc ...more
Oct 20, 2011
Oct 21, 2011
Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq
this is clearly a junior book, so i'll try to keep that in mind when i review it.

i have to read this novel for a course i'm taking over the summer on
May 23, 2015
May 24, 2015
Mix It Up!
easily my kids' current favorite book (kids are ages 6, 3.5, and 1.5)...both the middle and the youngest find it hysterical and it occupied their atte ...more
Feb 08, 2015
Feb 15, 2015
Garment of Shadows (Mary Russell, #12)
mea culpa: i won this, which means i love it more than i should. and i should have reviewed it months ago, but i had a baby and it got hidden under a ...more
Nov 23, 2013
Dec 02, 2013
Vertigo 42 (Richard Jury, #23)

i love all things "vertigo" and thought this one was going to be "a sure thing" as far as british murder mysteries go...but i was ultimately disa
Aug 04, 2014
Aug 03, 2014
Prescription For Murder (Murder, She Wrote #39)
oh, goodreads, how i missed you!

i wish we were meeting again under...let's just say...better circumstances.

i don't know why i do this to myself: it's
Jul 17, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
The Barefoot Book Of Princesses (Book & Cd)
i love my toddler. she's precocious and funny and totally obsessed with princesses.

i'm sure it's a rite of passage or a phase or whatever other lie mo
Nov 05, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
The Doll in the Garden
oh, mary downing hahn. i think you're going to try to scare me, but really, you're in your groove best when you're sad.

and this, my friends, is sad.

Dec 28, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
Close-Up On Murder (Murder, She Wrote #40)
so, around page 179, i was all, "wow, this one is pretty good!" - meaning that the exposition wasn't too clunky, the pacing seemed quick, and mystery ...more
May 2014
May 02, 2014
Murder, She Wrote: Aloha Betrayed (Murder She Wrote #41)
every time i see a new one of these has come out, i get a little flutter in my heart.

because even though they're fairly crappy quick reads,i feel some
Apr 26, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
Rapunzel and the Golden Rule/Jasmine and the Two Tigers (Disney Princess)
oh, fiona. what are you doing to me?

so, my daughter loves this book. because she can say: "mommy, read me a story" and i get stuck reading two stories
Dec 28, 2011
Dec 30, 2011
My First ABC
my kids love this book. LOVE it. we count apples, eggs, boats, people. we sound out words. we mistake f is for foot for f is for toe. it's great.

so wh
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
this is, hands down, fiona's favorite book.

and i get that. it's cute, there's lot of cupcakes, and the plot focuses predominantly around the color pin
Apr 03, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
The Body in the Belfry (Faith Fairchild, #1)
this is the first in the faith fairchild series - and one i sort of wish i'd read first (instead of starting with like the 14th book in the series).

Aug 10, 2011
Jul 16, 2011
Elmo's Big Lift-And-look Book (Sesame Street)
oh, fiona, and your endless love for elmo. when will it ever end?

of all our elmo books - and we have a ton - this one is my favorite. it's less about
Oct 14, 2011
Oct 15, 2011
oh snap, girl, you been readin' your twilight.

maybe, sadly, about 3 years too late for that reference to mean much, however.

for the first 100-150 page
Apr 26, 2014
Nov 29, 2013
The Sherlockian
there are certainly moments of graham moore's debut novel that are clunky or forced in feeling, but what makes it truly impressive is that, ultimately ...more
Aug 10, 2011
Feb 28, 2011
Tamar's Sukkah
strangely, not the best book about sukkot i've ever read.

we got this as a gift from the PJ library - fiona loves it, but, well, to be perfectly frank,
Oct 08, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
Pirate Princess
wow, tough crowd, goodreads readers!

my kids LOVE this book.

"mommy, can we read the pirate princess?!?!?" they clamor at bedtime.
even dada likes the ch
Mar 18, 2014
Mar 20, 2014
Hanukkah Lights
i love that fiona asks for this book at bedtime, i love that she eagerly seeks out the page with the dreidel, and i love that she is learning about ha ...more
Dec 06, 2011
Dec 07, 2011
National Geographic Readers: Planets
my kids (ages 4 and 2) LOVE this book. like LOOOOVVVEEEEEE it.

we read it, maybe 2-3 times a week. and they're obsessed with planets, solar systems, as
Oct 16, 2013
Nov 05, 2013
Blue Hat, Green Hat (Boynton Board Books)
fiona has a serious love affair with sandra boynton books. we actually own this one in both english and spanish. it's totally worth it just to hear my ...more
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
If It Weren't for You
the tone of this one is off-putting. i get the concept, and it could be cute, but it doesn't really work for me.

of course, i was somebody's "you" and
Dec 26, 2011
Dec 27, 2011
Environmental spin on Pinkalicious's life. She is at her least bratty here and it has some pleasant morals but lacks in magic and originality.
not set
Oct 16, 2013
The Best-Loved Doll
fiona's new favorite bedtime story and one of my all-time favorites.
it's all about sticky-haired, overly-loved jennifer here.
Dec 12, 2013
Dec 16, 2013
Trixie Belden and the Secret of the Mansion (Trixie Belden, #1)
oh, trixie.

just like nancy drew, only rough and tumbly.

instead of swarthy men in fast cars, we have copperheads.

instead of bess, we have honey.
Jun 30, 2014
Jun 09, 2014
The Bride Wore Size 12 (Heather Wells, #5)
not set
Nov 18, 2013
Fancy Nancy: Tea Parties (Fancy Nancy)
May 11, 2013
Jan 02, 2014
not set
Oct 10, 2011
Moo, Baa, La La La!
not set
Oct 10, 2011
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