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The Call of Earth (Homecoming, #2)
Orson Scott Card has managed to do what Robert Jordan could not: he develops a world, characters, history, politics and blends it all together so seam ...more
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Apr 08, 2009
Kaitlyn and the Secrets of the Sea
I loved this book, and so did my kids. They wouldn't let me put it down, and normally, I would want to go to bed. Instead, I stayed up, reading long p ...more
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Oct 01, 2009
The Memory of Earth (Homecoming, #1)
Somehow Orson Scott Card makes writing look easy. Every word flows in unity with every other word. The seamless blend of character development, world ...more
Apr 02, 2009
Apr 01, 2009
Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1)
Alanna trades places with her brother, going to train to be a knight rather than going to the convent to be a lady, and her brother goes to the conven ...more
May 25, 2009
May 26, 2009
The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1)
Intense. It took me 3 days to read this book, and the first night I was up until 3 a.m., the next night 1 a.m. (I had to go to work the next morning, ...more
Dec 08, 2009
Dec 04, 2009
Ménage à 20, Tales with a hook
It has been an honor to be a part of this project, and reading the other stories has left me humble and overjoyed to be included in this work.

Some sto
Dec 04, 2009
Dec 04, 2009
The Ironwood Tree (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #4)
During Mallory's fencing meet, Jerrod comes face to face with himself, only it isn't his twin brother Simon. It's a shape changing creature that is su ...more
Jun 09, 2009
Jun 05, 2009
Kitty and the Silver Bullet (Kitty Norville, #4)
**spoiler alert** Kitty returns home to face the pack that kicked her out. With her past facing her, you can see just how much she's changed. How much ...more
Jul 21, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
I could really identify with Marcus's desire to find his autonomy and to fight back at oppression at all costs. I was that kind of rebellious teenager ...more
Jul 12, 2009
Jun 26, 2009
Perfect Circle
A mining company finds a hidden cavern 4 miles below the earth's surface. Paul, the grandson of the CEO, is chosen to lead a mining expedition to dril ...more
Jul 07, 2009
May 05, 2009
Earthborn (Homecoming, #5)
500 years after Nafai and his family land on Earth, the lands are repopulated and the truth behind the Heroes has long been forgotten. The Nafari, des ...more
May 21, 2009
May 15, 2009
The Ships of Earth (Homecoming, #3)
This was a great addition to the Homecoming Saga--a story full of fascinating, well-developed characters. And I enjoyed the continuation of the epic s ...more
Apr 25, 2009
Apr 08, 2009
The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1)
The Grace children--Mallory, Simon, and Jerrod--find themselves in a fascinating old house, where they find secret passages, fascinating books, and a ...more
Jun 05, 2009
Jun 05, 2009
The Goose Girl (The Books of Bayern, #1)
The princess Ani is betrothed to marry the prince in the neighboring kingdom and is sent through the mountains with her maid and her guard for her mar ...more
Nov 06, 2009
Oct 06, 2009
Dragonflight (Pern: Dragonriders of Pern, #1)
I really debated how to rate this book. I was listening to it on tape, and there were times I was confused. Especially at the beginning when I didn't ...more
Jul 21, 2009
May 23, 2009
Princess Academy (Princess Academy, #1)
I just finished this as book on tape and immediately started reading it with my 7-yr-old. There is so much material for discussion that could come out ...more
Nov 2009
Aug 04, 2009
Rich Dad's Before You Quit Your Job: 10 Real-Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Building a Multimillion-Dollar Business (Rich Dad's (Paperback))
This book gave me a great understanding of how to build a business, how to avoid common pitfalls, and how to prepare for growth in your business. As I ...more
Aug 03, 2009
Jul 30, 2009
The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #2)
Simon is attacked by Goblins while looking for his missing cat, and Mallory and Jerrod have to find him. To do so, they must get the stone that let's ...more
Jun 08, 2009
Jun 05, 2009
The Wrath of Mulgarath (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #5)
This was a good, solid ending for the story. Personally, I greatly enjoyed it. However, I'm planning on waiting a few years before reading this with m ...more
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Jun 05, 2009
The Princess and the Hound
I really enjoyed this story, sort of a dark fairy tale. The POV is Prince George, betrothed to the princess in a neighboring kingdom. The prince has h ...more
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May 21, 2009
Princess of the Midnight Ball (Princess, #1)
I read this in one sitting, something I rarely do anymore, but the kids were playing nicely among themselves and rarely interrupted. That in itself ma ...more
Nov 21, 2009
May 22, 2009
Manuscript Makeover: Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore
Tremendously helpful book. It has a lot of information that other editing books contain, but it also has new information as well as a new perspective ...more
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Jun 26, 2009
Kitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville, #2)
This was a great, fun read. Werewolves and vampire and the government. And the government is the scariest of them all.

Kitty, the world's only known, p
Jul 11, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
Revision & Self-Editing: Techniques for Transforming Your First Draft Into a Finished Novel
An excellent, wonderful, tremendous book on the art of self-editing. Great examples from great authors, explaining what they did and why it worked and ...more
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May 19, 2009
The Prisoner
I could smell it. I could see the rats, the roaches, the "shit-cicles," the fatbergs, the nasty hair balls... I could feel the grime on my skin, and w ...more
Nov 16, 2009
Aug 13, 2009
Sovay dresses as a highwayman and robs the coach that is carrying the papers for her father's arrest and the evidence against him as an insurrectionis ...more
Aug 05, 2009
May 19, 2009
Earthfall (Homecoming, #4)
It seemed like Card was in a hurry. It's not that he didn't have a good plot and great characters. It's more like he just didn't bother to take the de ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 25, 2009
Plot & Structure: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Plot That Grips Readers from Start to Finish
A comprehensive look at building a plot, setting a scene, and ensnaring your readers.
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May 19, 2009
Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville, #3)
Hiding out in the woods, Kitty is having a hard time working on her book. That is, until Ben and Cormac shows up with trouble.

Author Carrie Vaughn has
Jul 12, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
Shadow's Edge (Night Angel, #2)
The dark tale continues...

I loved this book, but I will write a real review later.
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Dec 29, 2009
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