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The Help
The book is kind of slow at first and then ends a bit abruptly. A couple of very interesting perspectives: more people need to stand up to the Hillys ...more
Sep 26, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
Nesting: It's a Chick Thing
Decorating, parties, food, and gardening--the four pillars of any true home. Find out your "Style-Q" with a little quiz at the beginning of the book. ...more
Apr 2012
Apr 09, 2012
The First Four Years  (Little House, #9)
I hadn't read this in a long time and was a little shocked. The introduction mentioned that it had been found among Laura's belongings after her death ...more
Nov 24, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1)
This is Miss Marple's first and I remember having read this book the first time after reading other Miss Marple books to find that Miss Marple was not ...more
Oct 2011
Oct 30, 2011
The Awakening
**spoiler alert** This was too much like the earlier work, Madame Bovary (which I am still currently reading for the first time).
A better ending woul
Jul 02, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
Big Fish
I love getting books sometime that you end up reading in one sitting. It can be so satisfying to read a book from beginning to end and get the whole s ...more
Mar 20, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories
"What are the years from twenty to forty? Fettered and bound by personal and emotional relationships. That's bound to be. That's living. But later the ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
Seasons of a Marriage

Published in 1983, amazingly this book was still very relevant to me. I wish I would have had it 24 years ago, but at least I'm able to relate to all
Apr 08, 2012
Apr 09, 2012
The Mysterious Island
**spoiler alert** In The Mysterious Island, Jules Verne predicts Global Cooling and plans for using water for power if coal is eventually exhausted. I ...more
Nov 06, 2012
Oct 28, 2012
Hallowe'en Party (Hercule Poirot, #36)
It was way too hot for June so I found a book off my shelf that would remind me of cooler times. The book features Ariadne Oliver--a mystery novelist. ...more
Jun 24, 2011
Jun 12, 2011
The Napping House
On Tuesday, it rained steady ALL DAY LONG. This is the last thing you want right after a tornado hit your property! All we could do was hold up in the ...more
not set
May 05, 2011
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)
This is one of the most famous of Christie's works. However, it is not one of my favorites. It is a little too like Sherlock Holmes. I liked it when s ...more
Jul 14, 2011
Jul 02, 2011
Vanity Fair
William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity Fair was an incredible book. I had just watched the BBC version of the book (which was very close to the book) so I
Jun 2011
May 13, 2011
Gone with the Wind
I read this book every springtime. Each year I discover something new. What impressed me the most this year was realizing that every time the heroine, ...more
Mar 21, 2011
Apr 07, 2011
Of Mice and Men
This is my teen son's favorite book. I'd read it in high school over 20 years ago and really couldn't remember the details. I asked him what the story ...more
Jan 03, 2012
Nov 22, 2011
I own an original copy of this book. Very well-written and easily understood by middle and high school students. Tastefully written compared to some a ...more
Jan 2009
May 24, 2011
I Am Legend and Other Stories
This book is so much better than the Charleton Heston and Will Smith movies!!! It's actually a long story really. The book is a collection of very Twi ...more
Jul 26, 2012
Nov 22, 2011
The Winter of Our Discontent
This is a great summertime book to read! Especially in July which is when I just happened to read it. This is one of the best books I've ever read! It ...more
Jul 09, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
The Great Gatsby
"They were careless people, Tom and Daisy--they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or ...more
Dec 08, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
Notable Quotables
Love Elaine Cannon:))) Not only is she, herself, a very quotable individual, she managed to pick some of my favorite people to quote. Plus I have many ...more
Apr 15, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
Sparkling Cyanide
Sparkling Cyanide has one of my favorite recurring characters: Colonel Race. He became one of my favs in The Man in The Brown Suit. To me, he's probab ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
I can't believe I took so long to read this book! I use to love change and thrive on it, but after being married to a Hem for 25 years, I had really c ...more
Jun 2012
Jun 27, 2012
The Long Winter (Little House, #6)
The Long Winter shows how quickly Americans become dependent on "modern conveniences" like trains, coal and kerosene. I was surprised that Laura's fam ...more
Oct 2011
Nov 08, 2011
A Joyful Mother of Children: The Magic and Mayhem of Motherhood
This was the first of the Eyre book I read as a young mom. I just recently reread the book and recommend it to all moms! It's a short but inspiring, h ...more
Jan 2010
Apr 08, 2011
Table Talk: Easy Activity and Recipe Ideas for Bringing Your Family Closer at Mealtime
This was not quite what I expected, but I learned soooo much! I highly recommend the book to everyone! There is so much about hospitality and raising ...more
Jan 2011
May 16, 2011
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
I have large bookshelves to hold the collections of books I have accumulated over the last 20 years. I like books that can be read over and over again ...more
not set
Apr 08, 2011
These Happy Golden Years (Little House #8)
Spoiled Nellie Olsen is back ya'll, (and she's come down in the world) but she's still up to no good! But Almanzo Wilder only has eyes for spunky Laur ...more
Oct 2011
Nov 08, 2011
Timeless Treasures: The Charm and Romance of Cherished Memories Gift Book
This is a charming little book that I kept (and I don't keep many) because of all the great family history ideas such as having everyone outline their ...more
not set
Jul 06, 2011
Visiting teaching: A call to serve
A compilation of many women's experiences as visiting teachers written in story form. Very inspiring, if a little overwhelming. Visiting Teaching: A C ...more
Jan 2010
Apr 08, 2011
Girls Wanna Have Fun!: Friendship Origami
I bought this book for a summer activity for my two crafty daughters when they were middle school age. The instructions were easy enough for the girls ...more
not set
Jul 05, 2011
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