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Cheaper by the Dozen
This was a very fun book! Some of the stuff I can actually relate to because I grew up in a big family. I think it's something you can't really imagin ...more
Dec 30, 2011
Oct 14, 2011
Betsy-Tacy and Tib (Betsy-Tacy, #2)
I think I like this one even more than Betsy-Tacy. Maud's descriptions are balm to my soul. For example: “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. ...more
Oct 15, 2011
Oct 14, 2011
Carney's House Party/Winona's Pony Cart (Deep Valley, #1 & #3)
**spoiler alert** Review of Carney's House Party: Loved this! The tension between choosing Sam or Larry is great—and not knowing how Carney will work ...more
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Oct 14, 2011
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown (Betsy-Tacy, #4)
**spoiler alert** Another perfectly delightful volume in the Betsy-Tacy series. This book might be my favorite of the first four, though I really don' ...more
Oct 19, 2011
May 13, 2011
The Elderberry Bush
This is really more of a collection of chronological vignettes then book with a progressing plot. It is still a very charming little read, and I imagi ...more
Nov 17, 2011
Oct 04, 2011
Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill (Betsy-Tacy, #3)
**spoiler alert** My enjoyment in rereading this series is increasing exponentially as I continue. I really think the books just get better and better ...more
Oct 18, 2011
May 13, 2011
The Moffats (The Moffats, #1)
Are the similarities with the Melendy books intentional? Although these do take place in an earlier time period, both series are about a family of fou ...more
Aug 06, 2013
Oct 08, 2012
Two Are Better Than One
This book was darling. It really did remind me a bit of Betsy-Tacy (which several other reviewers have commented on as well). The "Merry Widow Waltz" ...more
Nov 03, 2012
Oct 31, 2011
This book wasn't quite as charming and endearing as the first one, but it was still very enjoyable. It took me a while to get past the fact that two o ...more
Nov 07, 2012
Sep 03, 2012
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
I grew up watching the Megan Follows movie version of this, but oddly enough I had never read the actual book! I read all the other Anne books except ...more
Jan 22, 2012
Jan 08, 2012
The Forgotten Garden
**spoiler alert** This book took me a while to get into, but eventually I did become invested in the story, eager to keep reading to find out what wou ...more
Jul 11, 2014
Jan 28, 2012
Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2)
It took me a bit to get into this, but I did enjoy it. I sometimes found the writing overly-flowery and rambling, but in other parts I really apprecia ...more
Apr 05, 2012
Mar 24, 2012
Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables, #3)
**spoiler alert** This might have been my favorite Anne book so far. I had read it before, but it was so long ago that I didn't remember the plot.

Apr 27, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
The Teacher's Funeral : A Comedy in Three Parts
**spoiler alert** I started out not really liking this book or the characters much at all. The whole part about the funeral near the beginning was jus ...more
Dec 20, 2011
Nov 24, 2011
The Locked Garden
This book sounds much more exciting than it really is. There wasn't much of a plot, and the ending was too abrupt, with no real resolution. It was a l ...more
May 21, 2014
Oct 07, 2011
My Ántonia
This book was just okay. I never felt that emotionally invested in the characters, and the story just barely kept my interest. It wasn't a bad book, b ...more
Dec 2012
Nov 18, 2012
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