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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
The Ice Dragon
Since I can't commit myself to reading any of Martin's adult books, I picked up this quick read geared to children. Heck, it still had dragons, war, a ...more
Jan 03, 2015
Jan 03, 2015
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
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
There is always a great deal of giggling over this book. Usually right before bedtime which is always great for getting the boys settled. *insert sarc ...more
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Mar 01, 2015
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
Through the Woods
ARRRRRGH! I'm completely freaked out right now. This book is creep-tastic and I recommend reading it in a fully lit room.
Jan 02, 2015
Jan 02, 2015
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
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
Having recently introduced my son to The Princess Bride this book was very timely. I adore the movie and was completely in love with Westley as a youn ...more
Jan 2015
Jan 01, 2015
Dirty Wow Wow and Other Love Stories: A Tribute to the Threadbare Companions of Childhood
It is a curious thing about how children choose "the one." My well-loved childhood companion, Fleagle, still sits beside me on my bedside table. And I ...more
Feb 06, 2015
Feb 06, 2015
I'll Give You the Sun
This book will crush your heart to pieces and then put it back together again. I just finished it and I want to read it all over again.
Mar 26, 2015
Mar 26, 2015
Beautiful Darkness
Nothin' good ever crawled out of a corpse and this book proves it!
Mar 16, 2015
Mar 16, 2015
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
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
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
Bringing Up Bebe
I tried out the "pause" on my 17 month old who would not sleep through the night. After 2 nights of instituting the "pause" he has been "doing his nig ...more
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Jun 28, 2013
Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
I've said it before and I'll say it again - thank goodness for modern medicine! I visited Dr. Mutter's museum in Philadelphia years ago and would love ...more
Jan 15, 2015
Jan 15, 2015
How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous
Fascinating! Disgusting! Thank goodness for modern medicine!
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Feb 06, 2014
The Fault in Our Stars
John Green is some kind of wonderful.
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Feb 21, 2012
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
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
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