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Considering this got a lot of local press because the author is local, I was sort of excited to read it. Alas, I found it mediocre and some of the wri ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 19, 2009
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
I really did not care for this book. I am giving it 3 stars because it got good at the end, but the first 3/4 I thought was a snooze. Maybe I'm burned ...more
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Oct 23, 2013
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I must admit - I did find this book a little disturbing. I mean I get the whole dystopia angle and I am a reader that can suspend disbelief, but kids ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 08, 2009
My Big Rig
I am sneaking this out in a paper bag tomorrow to return to the library. Louie would be heartbroken if he knew I was taking it. I think we may have re ...more
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Feb 05, 2014
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
Loved the interesting mix of characters in this book and the the creepy storyline. Can't wait to find out what happens next!
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Feb 26, 2014
Eleanor and Park
I was coming off a string of dystopian reads and this book was part of my detox regimen. It totally captures the sweet emotions of falling in love for ...more
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Apr 13, 2013
Mustache Baby
This is currently a favorite at bedtime. Even my 17 month old sits completely enwrapped. Good stuff.
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Jul 08, 2013
Absolutely Almost
Awwwww, this was achingly sweet and difficult at the same time. A good reminder for parents that while your kid is extraordinary in many ways just bei ...more
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Oct 03, 2014
The Westing Game
It's a shame that such a wonderful book has such a boring and dated cover. I think more kids (and adults, ahem) might pick up. I loved each and every ...more
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Aug 30, 2012
Gone Girl
Am I the last person in America to read this? I found pretty much all the characters to be despicable and therefore I cared very little about them. Bu ...more
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Aug 24, 2014
I can certainly understand why this is an important book and while some things seem a little dated, for the most part it probably translates just fine ...more
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Oct 10, 2014
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
While I was mostly interested in the human interest angle of this story, I was fascinated by the legal and moral discussion about tissue collection. M ...more
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Jun 11, 2014
Junie B. Jones Collection (Junie B. Jones, #1-8)
Junie B. is pretty darn funny. Like when she says, "Clowns are not normal people.....I think." Or when she has visions of dropping a fruitcake on her ...more
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Dec 10, 2014
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)
Really, really good stuff. Some of the plot line is bat-sh** crazy, but damn it's executed so well! Can't wait for the next one.
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Apr 09, 2014
The Public Library: A Photographic Essay
Public libraries: fighting the good fight since 1833. A wonderfully varied collection of libraries across the nation (including Louisville's own Weste ...more
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May 23, 2014
How To Be The Best At Everything (The Girls' Book)
Okay, so what is up with this type of book showing up in libraries and bookstores recently? Are publishers trying to play the ole nostalgia card, temp ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 19, 2007
How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous
Fascinating! Disgusting! Thank goodness for modern medicine!
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Feb 06, 2014
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
Geez - the cliffhanger?! ARGH! Need. Book 4. Now!
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Dec 03, 2014
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Believe me, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll fall in love with this somewhat spastic, nerdy boy who is just trying to be the best person he can. I LOV ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 13, 2007
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Holy crap - what a downer. Sheesh - I felt mentally and physically exhausted after listening to it. But, that seems to be the effect Collins was going ...more
Sep 2010
Sep 16, 2010
The Book Thief
This is an amazing (yes, Lucia, amazing) book. The writing is incredible, the characters seem completely real, and the use of Death as the narrator le ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 26, 2007
Gosh, sometimes Rainbow Rowell's writing just makes my teeth hurt - it is so damn SWEET! As with her other books, though, this one is not without some ...more
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Jan 27, 2014
A Mad, Wicked Folly
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It had a great protagonist with pluck and determination and enough of a historical backdrop so that I learned a little ...more
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Jul 08, 2014
Dinosaur Rescue!
Oh, Dinosaur Rescue! what would Louie do without you each night? It will be a sad day for the little guy when this has to go back to the library.
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Dec 04, 2013
Clan Apis
Fascinating! A well-executed blend of informational text and storytelling packaged in graphic novel format. I really enjoyed this one.
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Nov 25, 2013
A sort of Choose-Your-Own-Adventure graphic novel with a hint of Chutes & Ladders fun. Brilliant and wacky and non-stop fun.
Jun 2010
Jun 04, 2010
Evermore (The Immortals, #1)
Stop me if you have heard this one before:
Girl is new to school
Meets impossibly beautiful boy
He is mysterious
He drives fast
He is rich
He drinks somethi
Apr 2009
Apr 04, 2009
The Fight (Drama High, #1)
Don't bother. Teens would probably like it, but it is just too silly (even for me!)
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Apr 04, 2007
The Graveyard Book
Really enjoyed this one and it is a Newbery winner that kids might actually be interested in reading. I'm sure the movie deals are already on the tabl ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 08, 2009
Underwater Dogs
Hanging out in a pool. Photographing dogs. Yup, I want his job.
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Mar 03, 2013
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