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Divergent (Divergent, #1)
I enjoyed the fast pace of this book. While it lingered a bit on the adolescent feelings of infatuation, the story moved past it fast enough to keep m ...more
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Jan 23, 2012
Marly's Ghost
Just read this... it was a good YA book. I picked it up thinking it would be a new look at an old Christmas classic. It wasn't... still, it was OK and ...more
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Nov 28, 2011
Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life
I liked this book well enough. Having a grand niece with severe nut allergies, I found this to be very insightful and informative. The author tends to ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
The Jesus Discovery: The New Archaeological Find That Reveals the Birth of Christianity
Interesting read... believable. I'm always skeptical about this kind-of stuff though. It's like finding a face on Mars.... Besides, what's proven toda ...more
Apr 18, 2012
Apr 17, 2012
Anya's Ghost
This is a great YA Graphic Novel from one of my favorite authors. For a quick read, it's pretty well developed and the "moral" is beneficial to the au ...more
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Dec 07, 2011
Light Boxes
I LOVED this book. I couldn't stop reading... Such beautiful language and imagery. The personification of February was original and captivating. The i ...more
Sep 15, 2013
Sep 14, 2013
The School of Essential Ingredients
This book wasn't bad.... It reminded me of Like Water for Chocolate, but not as well written. I did like the way the chapters were divided by characte ...more
Jun 14, 2014
Jun 06, 2014
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight, #3.5)
I have no interest in the Twilight series, but a student told me that she really liked this book... so, being that it was such a quick read.... It was ...more
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Jan 17, 2012
The Book Thief
I started reading this once... stopped for some reason. I'm not sure why, because I remember the story line vividly. Usually... if I remember a book a ...more
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Nov 16, 2011
Supersized: Strange Tales from a Fast-Food Culture
If your child hasn't read this, get it for him quick! My 12 year old read this a while ago and hasn't wanted to stop for fast food since. We just pick ...more
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Nov 17, 2011
The Stinky Cheese Man: And Other Fairly Stupid Tales
This was a gift from my sister-in-law to my son when he was little... all my boys LOVED to have this book read to them... over, and over, and over, an ...more
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Nov 17, 2011
The Alchemist
Wonderful & engaging story... I really liked the whole idea of the spirit of the earth pushing for your success in life. I found it to be quite sa ...more
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Jan 19, 2012
Placer County Real Food from Farmers Markets: Recipes and Menus for Every Day of the Year
Made some of the July recipes; turned-out well. I will continue to use this cookbook as a guide to what's in season, but... Really nothing new or exci ...more
Jul 29, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
The Beach House
My husband gave me this book as a valentine's gift (he wrote a lovely inscription) one year... that's what I liked best about this book.
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Nov 17, 2011
The Imperfectionists
Not a bad read... Entertaining. It seems like the author probably worked with people similar to the characters he writes about, decided to write a boo ...more
Dec 14, 2014
Dec 01, 2014
Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #1)
Great book for a YA. I don't usually go for this sort of book... sometimes YA F can be a bit boring. But, this series has found it's way into my heart ...more
Nov 14, 2011
Nov 12, 2011
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
My library assistant, Ellen, just gave me this book to read... I wasn't too sure I would enjoy it, so I took my time in starting it. But, it's fairly ...more
Jan 10, 2012
Dec 01, 2011
Wow... what an amazingly depressing little book. For an illustrator, he really packs a wallop!
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Feb 09, 2012
Always likes watching this guy play tennis when I was a kid. Not disappointed by his autobiography. Very revealing... Very well related by the author. ...more
Aug 02, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
I so loved this book, and this edition in particular was lovely.
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Nov 17, 2011
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
Wonderful book... disappointing ending; quick wrap-up with lots of symbolism jammed-in.
Mar 27, 2011
Mar 27, 2011
I read this awhile ago... it didn't pull me in like his other works.
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Nov 28, 2011
The Fault in Our Stars
This book was full of wonderful quotes, deeply moving realizations, and love. I knew it would be one of those novels I resist reading, knowing I would ...more
Sep 19, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
This was laughable... I couldn't finish it.
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May 12, 2012
The Meaning of Flowers: Myth, Language & Lore
It is what it is... Light, beautifully illustrated drivel....
Sep 09, 2014
Sep 04, 2014
A Walk In The Moonlight - True Tales of Hauntings and Strange Coincidences...
Ok... Nothing too exciting here.
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Apr 05, 2012
Up the Down Staircase
interesting... more so if you're an educator
Apr 09, 2011
Apr 08, 2011
The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris
Entertaining read
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Oct 23, 2012
Curse of the Bane (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #2)
OK, so... I couldn't resist.
Nov 18, 2011
Nov 15, 2011
So far, the story line is only loosely connected to that of the movie... but, I'm liking it. I'm catching a line here and there from the movie, but th ...more
Jun 26, 2012
May 09, 2012
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