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The New American Bible, Saint Joseph Edition
it was amazing
I started to read the Bible straight through from the very beginning in early February, but I wasn't sure whether - or how - to list it on Goodreads. ...more
Jan 19, 2014
May 11, 2012
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom: 101 Stories of Gratitude, Love, and Lessons
it was amazing
Loved this book! And I think my mom will love it as well. What made it even more special is that I know one of the contributors! (a friend from one of ...more
May 10, 2015
Apr 19, 2015
it was ok
If Goodreads had half star ratings, I would probably go 2.5 on this one. Except for a couple of the later stories, I was just not that into this book. ...more
Jun 28, 2015
Jun 01, 2015
Ballet Shoes
it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book when I was in my pre-teen years, when I read it from the girls' perspective - sharing their excitement over Christmas and f ...more
Nov 03, 2011
Oct 22, 2011
Cowards: What Politicians, Radicals, and the Media Refuse to Say
it was amazing
I highly recommend reading this book before the election in November. You may not agree with everything Beck says, and may even get angry over some of ...more
Aug 10, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
liked it
This book was the October selection for my library book club, and I did like it, although I didn't love it.

There are a couple of very clear lessons in
Oct 11, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
Prayer as a Political Problem
it was amazing
A passage from this book was covered in the Theology of the Church class I am currently taking, and during the lectures the professor described the bo ...more
Jul 14, 2014
Jul 13, 2014
Watching Baseball Smarter: A Professional Fan's Guide for Beginners, Semi-experts, and Deeply Serious Geeks
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It seems like I am the type of person it was written for - I enjoy watching baseball games, but prior to reading this book ...more
Jul 10, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
A Tale for the Time Being
really liked it
3.5 stars, rounded up because Nao was such a compelling diary writer and I enjoyed the interplay between writer and reader as Ruth (and Oliver) made t ...more
Jan 31, 2016
Jan 21, 2016
Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife
really liked it
** To my Cranberry Library Book Club: Unfortunately I won't be able to join you this month. Please feel free to share my review with the group in your ...more
Nov 23, 2013
Oct 28, 2013
Purgatorio (The Divine Comedy, #2)
really liked it
I read this book to accompany my church's Lenten study on Fr. Barron's course on the "Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Lively Virtues". I enjoyed the poem, ...more
Mar 25, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
What Is the Church: Confessions of a Cradle Catholic
it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book - not just because it has helped me to understand his overall approach to the class and his first few lectures, but also be ...more
Feb 16, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (Dash & Lily, #1)
liked it
I enjoyed this book. Not enough to say it was 5-star amazing or anything, but I would give it 3.5 stars if I could. It was a fun, light read and good ...more
Dec 20, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
liked it
I liked this book and thought it was great that a book club could keep going for over 30 years and result in such close friendships for its members, a ...more
Jun 2012
Apr 28, 2012
Tradition and the Individual Talent: An Essay
really liked it
I read this essay because it was mentioned in my current class, and I wanted to read the rest of it to get the overall concept.

The point seems to be t
Feb 2014
Jan 31, 2014
I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
really liked it
Overall, I would give this book 3.5 stars if half star ratings were available. It provides quite an eye-opening look into a culture very different fro ...more
Dec 29, 2014
Dec 26, 2014
Of Mice and Men
did not like it
I know this book is a classic, but I didn't like it because it was so depressing and tragic. I didn't like the end at all.
Sep 2011
Sep 02, 2011
Anna Karenina
liked it
This book is not an easy one to review because it defies a short, concise description. There were a few places where I laughed out loud (not many), a ...more
Sep 15, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes
really liked it
This book is the April selection for one of my book clubs. I could have read it a lot quicker had it not been a busy time at work for me, because I wa ...more
Apr 14, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
A Biblical Walk Through the Mass: Understanding What We Say and Do In The Liturgy
it was amazing
This book and the accompanying workbook and DVDs are the materials for a six-week study of the new translation (from Latin into English) of the Roman ...more
Nov 06, 2011
Oct 22, 2011
I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action
liked it
This book was the January selection for one of my book clubs. It was interesting to learn about Jackie's life and how the performing arts and movie in ...more
Jan 14, 2013
Dec 20, 2012
Suite Française
it was amazing
I have read some great books about WWII before, but what really got to me about this one is that the author was writing this incredibly complex and gr ...more
Apr 04, 2016
Apr 02, 2016
14,000 Things to Be Happy About
liked it
It was nice to read this again and remember to appreciate the many simple pleasures in life. The author has also included a lot of yummy food combinat ...more
Dec 30, 2013
Dec 29, 2013
The Catcher in the Rye
did not like it
I didn't like this one, and that's the truth. The excessive use of foul language, for one thing, although if the story has hooked me I can overlook th ...more
Sep 19, 2015
Sep 09, 2015
The Book That Matters Most
liked it
I really had to think about what I would say about this one. I had a hard time rating it because I liked it but I didn't, if that makes sense. I loved ...more
Sep 25, 2016
Aug 12, 2016
The Rope Walk
liked it
Overall, I liked this book. Parts of it made me think back to when I was 10; the things my friends and I did and the way we saw the world then.

Jul 21, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
Put a Tent Over the Circus
it was amazing
The author of this book is a good friend of mine who I have sung in church choir with for over ten years. I enjoyed his story very much-he is a great ...more
Feb 09, 2013
Feb 09, 2013
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
liked it
I liked this book, but I didn't love it. Some of his stories were hilarious, and some of his descriptions of places and events were so spot-on accurat ...more
Jul 29, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
Safe At Home
really liked it
I found this book in the library's used book sale bin and bought it to donate to my employer's newly renovated library room for the children and teens ...more
Jun 09, 2015
Jun 09, 2015
A Christmas Home (A Dog Named Christmas #2)
really liked it
This book is the sequel to the story, A Dog Named Christmas, which is also a Hallmark channel movie. I enjoyed the movie last year, and likewise enjoy ...more
Dec 27, 2012
Dec 26, 2012
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