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Kansas Poems of William Stafford
liked it
I will be honest and let you know I'm not a poetry fan. There are a few poems that I love and can recite a most of them. I also love lyrics which are ...more
Mar 06, 2014
Mar 03, 2014
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
it was amazing
Tris/Beatrice has to be my favorite YA heroine. She does what she knows is right even if it is against her boyfriend's wishes. She is a great role mod ...more
Sep 04, 2012
Sep 04, 2012
Kansas Poems of William Stafford, 2nd Edition
liked it
I will be honest and let you know I'm not a poetry fan. There are a few poems that I love and can recite a most of them. I also love lyrics which are ...more
Mar 06, 2014
Mar 03, 2014
Dreamers of the Day
liked it
I had enjoyed most of this book, but really didn't care for the ending that much. I don't want to spoil it for those of you that hadn't read it and wo ...more
Mar 31, 2010
Apr 05, 2010
liked it
I probably would never have read this book if it hadn't been for the TALK Book Discussion offered through the Kansas Humanites Council. This is probab ...more
Aug 29, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
liked it
I would not have read this book except for it having been listed on the 1,001 books to read before you die list. The point that grabbed me the most wa ...more
Apr 09, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
Pride and Prejudice
it was amazing
I've read this book twice before in college. The first time was a college lit class and we discussed it as we read it, and I fell in love. The second ...more
Sep 26, 2010
Sep 02, 2010
Across Eternity
liked it
I love the idea of this book, but in my opinion it fell short. Having a couple that falls in love over many lifetimes has so much potential, but we on ...more
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
Bridesmaid Lotto (McMaster the Disaster, #1)
really liked it
This was a cute story of Josie McMaster the Disaster. I really didn't see her life as a disaster, but aren't all "normal" girls suppose to be clutzy i ...more
Dec 28, 2012
Dec 27, 2012
In Search of Mockingbird
really liked it
December 1, 2009:
This was a book club read for last month. I did not care for To Kill a Mockingbird mainly because it is so overhyped. A book should c
Dec 2009
Jan 26, 2010
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
liked it
I enjoy reading Erik Larson's work and I have been interested in finding out about Nazi Germany, however, this book was just okay. There were many cha ...more
Oct 06, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
The Catcher in the Rye
it was ok
I read a review that said if you identified with Holden Caulfield you believe that Salinger is a genius and totally gets it. If you do not identify wi ...more
Oct 23, 2015
May 06, 2010
The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why
really liked it
Amanda Ripley is a journalist and not an expert in Emergency Management, so I don't feel uncomfortable in saying that this book's information is a mil ...more
May 03, 2010
Apr 19, 2010
Ready Player One
it was amazing
If you like stuff from the 1980s or video games you will love this book. If you love adventure you will love this book. I'm not a sci-fi person but fo ...more
Feb 26, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
really liked it
This book was given to me by a friend. The cover made her think of me. Flipped is a very light read, but does make you think if you are one to find de ...more
Jun 04, 2012
Jun 04, 2012
Between Here and April
it was ok
There were things I really liked about this book, but I really didn't connect with this book. Maybe it was because I'm not a parent.

The thing that got
May 05, 2010
Jan 29, 2010
Reading Lolita in Tehran
liked it
Overall, this was an enjoyable book. It helps if the reader is familiar with the works of Vladimir Nabokov, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Jane ...more
May 26, 2012
May 10, 2012
A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
it was amazing
Like so many I have heard of Sherlock Holmes, but had never read any of the stories. I have started to watch the Robert Downey, Jr. movie several time ...more
Jul 15, 2014
Jun 29, 2014
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
really liked it
I read Devil in the White City and really enjoyed Erik Larson's writing. Being in the field of Emergency Management I was excited to find out he wrote ...more
May 24, 2010
Jan 29, 2010
The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew #2)
really liked it
I got the opportunity to read the 1930 version of this book, and it was rewritten in the 1950s. It really doesn't seem like the beginning of the 1929 ...more
Jan 08, 2015
Jan 08, 2015
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
it was amazing
A sweet book about growing up in Brooklyn at in the early 20th century. The Nolan family doesn't have much, but they have a great life together. Katie ...more
Nov 20, 2014
Nov 13, 2014
The Tortilla Curtain
really liked it
“This book deals with both sides of a controversal issue facing the United States right now - illegal immigration. I will say my sympathies are more w ...more
Mar 20, 2013
Apr 27, 2010
The Brief History of the Dead
liked it
I read this for a book club, so this isn't my usual selection. I liked the concept of the book, and only took the first chapter to get into it. I had ...more
Feb 02, 2012
Apr 27, 2010
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
it was ok
I read this book for my Book Club. It isn't a bad book, but I don't particularly care for it. I haven't read many detective novels until this past yea ...more
Dec 13, 2010
Apr 27, 2010
The Bell Jar
liked it
I listened to Maggie Gyllenhaal perform this book. I think her voice and talent did an expert job of capturing Esther. I read where people compare thi ...more
Jun 08, 2014
May 14, 2010
Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited
liked it
Considering this is one of the first utopian/dystopian novels, considered a classic it should be read. Intelligently written. I did feel that some poi ...more
Apr 27, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
really liked it
This is about two men with the same name and similar backgrounds that end up taking different paths in life. One leads to being a Rhodes Scholar and w ...more
Feb 07, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
The Walking Dead, Vol. 02: Miles Behind Us
really liked it
I'm a fan of the TV series, and thought I should read the graphic novel to see the differences and maybe even get more background knowledge. There are ...more
Aug 15, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
really liked it
I'm trying to read the books I missed reading as a child or don't remember. This a cute and magical book about a highly intelligent little girl. She d ...more
May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014
Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen
really liked it
There are no surprises. This is about a perfect season with a high school football team. You do not need to have a good grasp on football to read this ...more
Mar 22, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
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