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Beyond a Doubt (Rock Harbor Series #2)
Coble has a gift for storytelling. Like Book One in the Rock Harbor series (Without a Trace), romance and danger keep the pace moving swiftly. The cha ...more
Jun 28, 2010
Feb 18, 2010
Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven, #3)
Fablehaven is a "hidden preserve" for all the mythical, magical creatures the rest of the world thinks live only in fairy tales. The 3rd installment o ...more
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Sep 13, 2009
Les Misérables
NOW I know why it is a "classic." (But I am glad I read the ABRIDGED version!)
Sep 2009
Sep 09, 2009
Once I got past the first fourth of the book I could not put it down. Initially, only the distant recollection of liking the Hitchcock movie of the sa ...more
Apr 18, 2012
Mar 15, 2010
Clutter's Last Stand: It's Time to de-Junk Your Life!
I do not use the phrase "Life Changing" lightly when I describe this book. The author's writing is hilarious, but absolutely convicting.

I confess I a
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Dec 30, 2009
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Michael Pollan explores the full range of what we eat from the origins of our foods to how they are processed and distributed. Without coming across a ...more
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Nov 05, 2012
It Only Takes a Moment (Sunrise Suspense Society #2)
One of the scariest books I think I have ever read...
Aug 2009
Sep 10, 2009
Great and Desperate Cures
I didn't actually finish this book, but I have renewed it so many times I finally HAD to return it to the library. When I turned it in today I was on ...more
May 20, 2010
Dec 22, 2009
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
DISCLAIMER: very violent & I do NOT like the language. (Having said that, I admit to liking not just this book but the entire Ender series, althou ...more
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Sep 09, 2009
Island of the Blue Dolphins (Island of the Blue Dolphins #1)
Based on a TRUE story.
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Oct 03, 2009
The Boy Who Dared
As a teenager, Helmuth Hèubener recognized the gross disparity between Hitler's avowal to seek peace and the horrific actions of his troops. The autho ...more
Nov 04, 2010
Jun 25, 2010
Her Fearful Symmetry
I do NOT recommend this. The story was compellingly told, but too much "ahem" material was included. I doubt I will choose to read anything else by th ...more
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Dec 22, 2009
Dancing in the Dark
A reporter uncovers the source of frightening disappearances in a summer resort town. Several young women in this story face serious challenges in the ...more
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Feb 21, 2010
Physik (Septimus Heap, #3)
I enjoyed Physik only slightly less than the previous books in the series, mainly because the villain was so much more detestable!

Another exciting jou
Dec 07, 2009
Oct 06, 2009
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (Midde School, #1)
For upper elementary through middle grade students, this heavily illustrated story could engage reluctant readers--especially boys. It joins the visua ...more
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Jun 08, 2011
Rivers of Fire (Atherton, #2)
Atherton is a manufactured world, and its inhabitants face daunting challenges as catastrophic changes follow the plan for its development as designed ...more
Oct 27, 2009
Oct 05, 2009
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, #2)
Entertaining look at life in the Old South. Twain's writing is not "politically correct" to our time, so we had some engaging discussions about histor ...more
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Sep 09, 2009
Richard Scarry's Storybook Dictionary
I came across an article this morning alluding to one of Richard Scarry's stories. Immediately my mind jumped back to the delight of introducing my da ...more
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May 11, 2010
Christmas Jars
Such a sweet little book! A young woman recieves an anonymous gift at a difficult crossroad in her life and finds that it changes her way of looking a ...more
Feb 08, 2010
Dec 29, 2009
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5)
I enjoyed listening to this audio book. Watson's relationship with Holmes kept me chuckling.
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Sep 03, 2010
Florida Home Grown: Landscaping
Clear illustrations and instructions for every season and just about every yard issue in Central Florida. My favorite parts are the vegetable garden i ...more
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Oct 02, 2009
The War of the Worlds
Though this is among the earliest of the sci-fi genre, to me portions read like historical fiction. Besides the whole "invasion" theme, Wells' descrip ...more
Jun 2006
Sep 13, 2009
Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)
(Actually,I did NOT read this!) But my 14 year daughter did, and says she thinks I won't like it because 1)bad language, 2)"ahem" scenes, 3)way differ ...more
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Sep 09, 2009
As with many of Austen's books, it took me couple of chapters to finally get "into" the plot and characters. With its somewhat abrupt ending, this was ...more
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Sep 13, 2009
Loves Music, Loves to Dance: Suka Musik, Suka Dansa
Terrifying! When a trio of friends agree to answer personal adds as part of a research project, they soon discover that many of those placing and answ ...more
Jul 2010
Jul 01, 2010
Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (Maximum Ride, #3)
The conspiracy and the "flight" continue. (Pun intended!) Unexpected answers lead to more questions. Relationships evolve in suprising directions.

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Jan 11, 2010
Nov 12, 2009
When the Wind Blows
This is NOT a Maximum Ride story, but it parallels that character's situation. The adventure is fast-paced, but a couple of the plot twists were predi ...more
May 28, 2010
May 27, 2010
Rescuing Olivia
This is a compelling, brilliantly crafted mystery (my favorite genre), but I cannot recommend it due to language and subject issues. (I'd have given i ...more
May 15, 2010
May 12, 2010
The White Dragon (Pern: Dragonriders of Pern, #3)
I enjoyed this third in the Dragonriders series because of the lovable and despicable characters and the insight into the dragons' personalities. Howe ...more
Aug 20, 2010
Feb 14, 2010
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time
Inspiring story of a man who set out to honor his sister's memory, then decided to repay the life-saving hospitality of an obscure village, and eventu ...more
Dec 04, 2010
Aug 01, 2010