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The Feminine Mystique
3.85
did not like it
I had a demeaning encounter with Ms Friedan on the topic of celebrating 30 years of the Feminist Movement. As a Homemaker-Mom, she chastised me for ai ...more
not set
Apr 10, 2011
 
The Blackberry Bush
3.18
it was amazing
Is it true that when Satan was banished from Heaven he fell into a blackberry bush and cursed the brambles as he fell into them?

Brambles and fruit, a
...more
Mar 23, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
 
The Best of Bombeck
4.38
it was amazing
In 1984 she wrote me, "I have always felt that the homemakers of this country have no reason to feel any less a professional because they sort socks a ...more
Jan 1994
Dec 29, 2009
 
The Mystery of the Gulls
3.84
it was amazing
I LOVE Mackinac Island! True to Whitney's style, her background & research of the "place" of this story is terrific. For a real life day on the Is ...more
not set
Mar 08, 2010
 
Four Favorite Books by Christopher Morley
4.33
it was amazing
"Who is Christopher Morley?" I asked my dear friend Catherine. She sent me her Parnassus shortly before she died. I marvel at the women who have kept ...more
Nov 17, 1988
Aug 13, 2010
 
Christmas at Thrush Green
4.12
it was amazing
The Thrush Green books were written in the 1960's,'70's, '80's and 90's by a delightful woman who was born in 1913. I first read a few of the "book cl ...more
not set
Mar 08, 2010
 
The Little Paris Bookshop
3.50
it was amazing
Oh my goodness! Where do I start.
At the beginning, with the Dedication.

"Papa,
you were the only person who read everything I ever
wrote from the mome
...more
May 04, 2017
Apr 13, 2017
 
Jehovah-Rapha: The God Who Heals: 72 Story-Based Meditations and Prayers
4.82
it was amazing
I have delighted in every heart-felt book Mary has written & can't wait to read this new one. It will be on the bookshelves March 1, 2016. I give ...more
not set
Jan 08, 2016
 
Brother Wolf: A Forgotten Promise
4.63
it was amazing
Brandenburg is more than a Brilliant Photographer
the text in this book is fascinating ... timeless & to be enjoyed over & over again
Jan 1993
Dec 29, 2009
 
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
4.05
I couldn't finish this book. I'm surprised he bothered with this walk to begin with. His tirade produced nothing but snotty criticism of the towns he ...more
Sep 08, 2015
Sep 04, 2015
 
Down Under
4.05
liked it
Disclaimer: I am not Australian, so cannot judge if Bryson's sense of humor is as insulting to Australians as is A Walk in the Woods, in my opinion, ...more
Aug 05, 2015
Aug 05, 2015
 
Le Morte d'Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table
3.92
it was amazing
What can I say. I'm a Camelot, medieval lit student and fan. The OLD tail-telling ways of 11th century troubadours and minstrels have always captivate ...more
Jan 1968
Dec 29, 2009
 
The Age of Innocence
3.93
it was amazing
"The immense accretion of flesh which had descended on her in the middle life like a flood of lava on a doomed city had changed her from a plump activ ...more
not set
Mar 08, 2010
 
Chalkin' for Children
5.00
it was amazing
I first met her at a women's retreat as "Merry Maudie" the Bag Lady; my roommate for the weekend. She is an absolute hoot! My kids still call her Merr ...more
not set
Mar 21, 2011
 
The Screwtape Letters
4.20
really liked it
Brilliant! One of the best ways Satan gets his way is to convince us, that he does not exist! I read this book when I was a Teen and that particular a ...more
Jan 1965
Mar 08, 2010
 
Rachel Calof's Story: Jewish Homesteader on the Northern Plains
4.00
really liked it
The wretched life of an immigrant Pioneer woman. An escape from her dismal childhood in Russia to America as a "picture bride", to North Dakota where ...more
Jan 25, 2016
Jan 24, 2016
 
Those Who Save Us
4.12
Heartbreaking story I didn't want to finish, but couldn't put down.

The brutal horror story of an unwed mother's "survival", the nightmare of the Thir
...more
Oct 21, 2011
Oct 18, 2011
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.24
it was amazing
I read or watch Jane Austen books or films because she dares to be amused by the ridiculous rules of society, especially in an age where society matte ...more
not set
Dec 28, 2009
 
Songs for a Mockingbird
5.00
it was amazing
How does an idyllic community turn into a vicious cult that imprisons those who have been seeking a better, simpler life? Is there no escape? You have ...more
Jan 2008
Apr 11, 2013
 
The Cape Ann (Contemporary American Fiction)
3.95
really liked it
Drat! I only had time to read half of it and it's not renewable at the library so I'm back on the waiting list (32 ahead of me) It is obviously a very ...more
May 27, 2016
Sep 30, 2015
 
An Echo Through the Snow
3.76
it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book. Words like Grand Marais and Gunflint capture my spirit; I knew this one was one I was meant to read. Beautiful.
Aug 15, 2016
Aug 22, 2016
 
Four Romances of England: King Horn, Havelok the Dane, Bevis of Hampton, Athelston
3.82
it was amazing
I'm a bit partial to the legendary exploits of the Bevis family.

A nice synopsis of Bevis of Hampton can be found at: http://www.umm.maine.edu/faculty
...more
not set
Apr 10, 2011
 
The Alpha Course Manual
4.00
it was amazing
I blame David Housholder and Derek Rust for this intrusion into my cozy life. So, challenged to stay on track with my faith walk, I was hornswoggled ( ...more
Jan 2000
Mar 21, 2011
 
The Way of the Sacred Tree
4.00
it was amazing
Does anyone know who Gideon Pond is? Is he allowed in our history books ~ even here in Minnesota, do we know this bit of our history & heritage? H ...more
Jan 1983
Dec 29, 2009
 
Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry
4.47
it was amazing
Page 135, Double Vision ~ EYE FACT: The human eye will focus on about fifty things per second.

What do you see today? The storms in life are hard to ig
...more
Dec 12, 2013
Feb 15, 2014
 
I Love You, Little One
3.87
it was amazing
Our first reading was to my Beany who found it not yet put away, left behind on the story time bleachers when we visited our local library on one of o ...more
not set
Mar 08, 2010
 
Kangaroo Pockets
5.00
it was amazing
I first met Dawn in 1981 when she submitted a charming children's poem to a publication named "Cottage Cheese". She mailed me a copy of "Kangaroo Pock ...more
Mar 18, 1981
Mar 18, 2016
 
Feathers on the Wind
5.00
it was amazing
Until Dawn gave me an autographed copy of her "Feathers on the Wind" I never knew that poetry runs deep in her family's veins. I've been reading her p ...more
May 2017
Mar 21, 2011
 
The Early Reader's Bible
4.36
it was amazing
When she was 5, I sat down with my grand-daughter, on the floor at Daily Bread books, to choose a Bible she could actually read. This was it! She just ...more
not set
May 02, 2011
 
Not Just A Housewife
5.00
it was amazing
Woman-to-Woman, God Bless You Susan Leary you brave Housewife You! If only This Brave New World we live in, knew! I am honored we met, and you bought ...more
Jun 1982
Dec 29, 2009
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