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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
3.63
I had the honor of presenting the author, David Oliver Relin, at our library book group.

Greg Mortenson failed to climb K2, and while he headed back d...more
Oct 2007
Oct 29, 2007
 
The Last Town on Earth
3.58
This was suggested for our library book groups by the County Health Department. If a book group chose to read this, the department would contribute th...more
Nov 2007
Nov 27, 2007
 
Searoad
3.66
My favorite author only gets better with age. Her usual sci-fi genre is only hinted at in this more literary work, with one character escaping into th...more
Oct 2007
Oct 19, 2007
 
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
4.11
I'm inspired to read Sherman Alexie's other books. This is his first book for teens. It's gotta be tough straddling two worlds. Rather than blaming al...more
Oct 2007
Oct 19, 2007
 
Book of a Thousand Days
3.94
I love a good fairy tale, and this was one was based on one I do not remember encountering before, Maid Maleen. A princess is locked up in a tower for...more
Oct 2007
Nov 27, 2007
 
The Sutras of Abu Ghraib: Notes from a Conscientious Objector in Iraq
3.90
I met Aidan in 2005 when he was giving a lot of talks on why he was a Conscientious Objector. He must have been working on this book at the time. He w...more
Nov 2007
Oct 29, 2007
 
Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World
3.89
Yang Erche Namu (Treasure Princess) cried a lot when she was a child. In a land where shamanism mixes with Buddhism, her mother was instructed to name...more
Jan 2008
Dec 29, 2007
 
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
3.89
I read this book around the year 2000. I read all three of the trilogy in about a week...they are that brand of fiction that is like a drug you can't...more
Oct 2007
Oct 29, 2007
 
I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith through an Atheist's Eyes
3.49
At first he resisted the moniker, but as the media that picked up his story wouldn't let it go, Hemant finally embraced being known as the guy who sol...more
Sep 2007
Oct 19, 2007
 
Inside the Shadow City (Kiki Strike,#1)
4.07
One of my daily email reads is Unshelved, a comic strip about a strip mall library. (I swear they have informants for story lines from my library.) Ev...more
Mar 2007
Feb 18, 2008
 
The Book Thief
4.36
It makes sense to me that Death would not want to get involved in the lives of humans. He must do his job, be dispassionate. He explains quite careful...more
Mar 31, 2008
Feb 18, 2008
 
The Turn of the Screw
3.45
Guests gather around the fire on Christmas eve and tell ghost stories. One, Douglas, was not so impressed as the others. He says, "But it's not the fi...more
Dec 2007
Dec 12, 2007
 
Find Me
3.28
Rosie talks about believing things happen for a reason, and how sometimes she just knows things. Other times, not as deep, but profound, she has sping...more
Nov 2006
Jan 22, 2008
 
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread
3.96
I save my audio books for walking. We've had some windy rainy weather here in the Pacific Northwest, and while it wasn't quite so bad here in Portland...more
Nov 2007
Nov 28, 2007
 
A Step from Heaven
3.74
I was attracted to this book because it is written by a Korean American about a Korean immigrant girl. We get the girl's view from the time just befor...more
Dec 2007
Nov 30, 2007
 
Celebrity Detox
2.82
While her website often reads like stream of consciousness poetry, the book was written with the help of her friend Lauren Slater. The thoughts and o...more
Dec 2007
Nov 26, 2007
 
Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)
3.90
The scientists know that a giant meteor is going to hit the moon. The media is celebrating it. Kids are given assignments to write about it. What they...more
Sep 2007
Oct 19, 2007
 
The Obesity Myth: Why America's Obsession with Weight is Hazardous to Your Health
4.03
The western world and the United States especially is insanely preoccupied with dieting. Normal weights of normal people are considered overweight. Pe...more
Nov 2007
Nov 24, 2007
 
Dragon Rider
3.90
I was hardly aware this was a translation as I began listening to this engaging book. A good bit of the magic came from the reader, Brendan Fraser. I'...more
Oct 2007
Oct 29, 2007
 
Daja's Book (Circle of Magic, #3)
4.01
Each of these books has a pattern. The natural talent of the child-mage experiences a growth spurt through accident or instinctive need, and then the...more
Oct 2007
Nov 27, 2007
 
Empress of the World (Battle Hall Davies, #1)
3.74
It's rare for me to read a book twice, but I'd forgotten I really did read this before. Sadly, my brain is getting more like a sieve and there were ma...more
Aug 2007
Feb 18, 2008
 
Song of the Lioness Quartet
4.57
I listened to the first, read the others. A girl wants to be a knight, but it just isn't done. Her twin brother wants to learn magic. Both are being s...more
Sep 2007
Nov 27, 2007
 
Poltergeist (Greywalker, #2)
3.66
I liked the world created in the first book, the Grey intersection between the regular world and the world of magic and spirits and beastly creatures,...more
Oct 2007
Nov 27, 2007
 
One Dark Body
3.17
The spiritual holds as much shape as the physical in this book. Raisin is born wrinkled due to her mother's failed abortion. Her mother left her to be...more
Sep 2007
Nov 26, 2007
 
Risking Everything: 110 Poems of Love and Revelation
4.37
Best read over time, pick it up, read, put it down, mull over a poem...a sample....

Homcoming by Wendell Berry

One faith is bondage. Two
are free. In the...more
Dec 2007
Dec 27, 2007
 
Burning Book: A Visual History of Burning Man
4.14
I've never been to Burning Man, nor am I likely to go. Flipping through this book gave me a glimpse of the creativity and images found there. There's...more
Dec 2007
Dec 29, 2007
 
His Dark Materials, Book II: The Subtle Knife
4.08
Basically the middle of a long book that makes up the trilogy of His Dark Materials. Lyra meets Will. Will meets the Subtle Knife. They travel between...more
Dec 2007
Dec 12, 2007
 
Sandry's Book (Circle of Magic, #1)
3.97
I like the way this series relies on all four characters to save the day with their special magic, but each book in the quartet especially needs one o...more
Oct 2007
Nov 27, 2007
 
1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
3.84
I skimmed through this, curious after a mom recommended it to other moms on an email list I frequent. It looks like a good parenting method, a way to...more
Dec 2007
Dec 29, 2007
 
Briar's Book (Circle of Magic, #4)
4.09
Briar's magic comes from plants, and by this the 4th book, how he draws upon it is well established. Now he can read, and must learn to channel his ma...more
Nov 2007
Nov 27, 2007
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