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Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
3.52
did not like it
Utterly unhelpful for those of us who do not fit the stereotypical personalities associated with our genders. I'm a Myers-Briggs INTJ. I like to retre ...more
Jan 1996
Dec 17, 2009
 
Fish is Fish
4.08
liked it
This is a cute little book. My only complaint is that it might be difficult for children to discern what the "moral" of the story is. I believe the au ...more
Jan 2002
Jan 15, 2010
 
The Cat in the Hat
4.15
it was ok
As a kid this book always made me anxious. The house gets completely messed up, the cat is emotionally manipulative, and the moral of the story seems ...more
not set
Jan 24, 2010
 
Good Enough To Eat
3.45
really liked it
A jaunty tale about empowerment and self-respect. In this story, a village outcast is elected to become the wife/dinner of a horrible ogre who has bee ...more
Jan 17, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
 
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
4.00
it was amazing
I gave it four stars at first because it's such a disturbing read... but I keep thinking about it frequently, even a year after reading it, and I have ...more
not set
Sep 11, 2009
 
The Miracle Letters of T. Rimberg
3.66
it was ok
I picked this book up at the library without having heard anything about it beforehand. The blurb on the back was intriguing. I was a little concerned ...more
not set
Jan 09, 2010
 
Ice Palace
3.50
liked it
Three and a half stars.

This story follows a young girl as she observes the design and construction of a castle made of ice. This is an annual winter t
...more
Dec 2009
Jan 13, 2010
 
Sue MacDonald Had a Book
3.69
it was ok
Weelll... I have to confess that I never much cared for books that involve letters of the alphabet as characters.

My four year old picked out this one
...more
Dec 2009
Jan 13, 2010
 
The Dragon Machine
3.89
it was ok
This is a beautifully illustrated book about a boy named George who notices naughty dragons around him in his everyday life. The boy plans and constru ...more
Dec 2009
Jan 13, 2010
 
If I Could Drive a Fire Truck! (Tonka)
3.48
it was amazing
Don't write this book off just because it doubles as a gigantic Tonka advertisement. The story takes us through a fire response call, as imagined by a ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 15, 2010
 
The Weeping Werewolf (Moongobble and Me, #2)
3.90
it was ok
I remember enjoying books by this author when I was a child (My Teacher is an Alien, etc.) I picked this one up at the library thinking it might be a ...more
not set
Jan 21, 2010
 
The Duchess of Whimsy
4.00
it was amazing
Every time I flip through this book, I can't help but to think of Myers-Briggs personality types. As I see it, this book is about an ISTJ (the Earl of ...more
Jan 18, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
 
Circus Of The Wolves
3.67
really liked it
A wolf named Kael is captured and trained for the circus. His kind-hearted trainer takes pity on him and returns him to his natural habitat after obse ...more
Dec 2009
Jan 13, 2010
 
V.
3.97
did not like it
In an alternate universe, Wages of Fear was seven times longer, directed by a lobotomized sociopath on Valium, featured sheets of blank cardboard in t ...more
Oct 08, 2009
Sep 14, 2009
 
Jin Woo
3.94
it was amazing
Sweet, beautifully illustrated story of a boy whose family adopts from abroad. The boy's apprehensions are described in terms that are easy for young ...more
Dec 2009
Jan 13, 2010
 
Slow River
3.84
it was ok
I wanted to like this book really badly. The basic plot interests me and I enjoyed reading the author's blog. I also like how the author (and her part ...more
Dec 19, 2009
Dec 05, 2009
 
Good Night, Little Bear
4.26
it was amazing
What a sweet book! Baby bear doesn't want to go to bed, so his father plays a silly game in order to comfort and amuse him. Most books about children ...more
Dec 30, 2009
Feb 21, 2010
 
The Encyclopedia of Trains and Locomotives
3.75
really liked it
I purchased this encyclopedia so that my young son could look at photos of a variety of trains, but the book would be an excellent resource for train- ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 24, 2010
 
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)
3.99
it was ok
I wish I'd read A Wizard of Earthsea sooner in my life. I think I might have really dug it in junior high or even high school. Now I'm hungry for stor ...more
Dec 2009
Nov 25, 2009
 
Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter
4.18
it was ok
Charming illustrations, of course, and cute stories to read as an adult. Unfortunately, the writing is now so dated, it is half incomprehensible to yo ...more
not set
Jan 24, 2010
 
Intercourse
3.76
I read one book by Dworkin (Ice and Fire) and was so excited by it that I checked a few more out from the library (including this one). When I started ...more
not set
May 07, 2010
 
Starfish: The Stars of the Sea (Hello Reader Science, Level 1)
3.71
it was ok
This book about Starfish sacrifices clarity and scientific accuracy for the sake of the rhyme scheme. I'll never understand why people insist on makin ...more
not set
Jan 16, 2010
 
Why Not?
2.94
liked it
A mischievous kitten bothers a bunch of barnyard animals and then makes a narrow escape when they chase him. There's no moral or real point to the sto ...more
Jan 18, 2010
Jan 13, 2010
 
Old MacDonald Had an Apartment House
4.06
really liked it
I took the average of my rating and my four year old's rating. I'd give it three stars and I think he'd give it five, partly because he is currently o ...more
Jan 13, 2010
Jan 13, 2010
 
Robert the Rose Horse
4.23
it was amazing
A very silly story about a horse who has a troublesome rose allergy. The horse ends up disarming a group of bank robbers with his violent sneezes. Thi ...more
not set
Jan 24, 2010
 
Morgan Mine (Serendipity)
4.23
really liked it
Zomg! Unicorns! If a book ever made me want to eat fields full of honeysuckle, this is it.

I don't think the book's lesson on patience was entirely lo
...more
Jan 1986
Jan 16, 2010
 
My Daddy And Me
3.70
it was amazing
There are a lot of books out there on this subject, obviously, but I like how this one is just a light-hearted, simple romp and doesn't ooze sentiment ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 16, 2010
 
My Goldfish
3.17
really liked it
Other reviewers have used the word "bizarre" to describe this book. That's right on! It's totally random and unrealistic, but charmingly so. My four y ...more
Dec 2009
Jan 13, 2010
 
My Truck is Stuck!
4.03
really liked it
The fourth star is for the sake of my four year old, who requests this book time and again. Personally, I find the text a little awkward and I'm bothe ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 16, 2010
 
What Elephant?
3.56
liked it
This funny story deals with a theme similar to the story of "The Emperor's New Clothes." George and his friends ignore the existence and ridiculous be ...more
Jan 17, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
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