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The Wanderer
I'm still on a quest to find books for my younger DD. She is a sweet, sensitive soul who loves to read but finding material that is right for her has ...more
Dec 18, 2014
Dec 18, 2014
The Secret Life of Bees
I didn't really care much for this book at the very beginning, but halfway through I started to really like it and I ended up loving it. Some of the l ...more
Jan 2013
Mar 31, 2013
Crystal Doors Omnibus
I found the whole premise of The Crystal Doors intriguing - I enjoyed most of the book. I was also glad to have purchased the Omnibus edition that inc ...more
Nov 29, 2014
Nov 23, 2014
The Return of the Native
I am trying to figure out which of the Thomas Hardy books are Must Reads for British Lit, and which are Must Reads for all.

I read a great number of t
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May 22, 2014
Princess Academy (Princess Academy, #1)
I have had this book in my To Read stack for a while. It was not one that I was really eager to read, thinking that it was just another princess to be ...more
May 18, 2012
May 13, 2012
The Whites of Their Eyes
I think this series would make a great read - aloud for kids over 3rd grade. This, the third one in the series, started a bit slowly, but it was very ...more
Apr 07, 2012
Apr 09, 2012
Turtle in Paradise
It's written on an older elementary level but I'd suggest that parents read it first. Historical Fiction for those who live in or love Florida or the ...more
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Feb 07, 2013
NPR Funniest Driveway Moments: Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go
I didn't think this was stop everything to listen kind of funny. Parts of it were rather interesting, but it did not provoke the hysterical laughter I ...more
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Sep 03, 2012
The Book Thief
This was one of the very best and most sorrowful books I have ever read. I normally do not care for stories that are this sad and this dark, but the w ...more
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Apr 10, 2012
Three Men in a Boat
I saw that this book would give me a flavor of Britain, so I picked it up. I didn't expect it to be laugh out loud funny, but that's what it is in par ...more
Nov 28, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
How to Read a Novel
Eh. I thoroughly enjoyed Foster's 'How to Read Literature ... ' so I thought I'd like this book, too.

It's bland. Sutherland does have some interesting
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Oct 25, 2012
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
What a great name for an author!

Because I enjoyed Thomas Foster's 'How to Read Literature Like a Professor' so much, I thought this book would give me
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Apr 06, 2014
To Kill a Mockingbird
I really didn't want this story to end -

I didn't read this book in school, but came upon it as an adult, thanks to my teen's lit class. I'm glad she
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Dec 02, 2013
The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1)
This is one of the few books that I wanted to read that I can check out of the library for my Kindle. Just LOVE reading on my Kindle, and as I near a ...more
May 06, 2012
Apr 09, 2012
Oliver Twist
I really enjoyed reading this book, although I did find the reference to Fagin in a derogatory term to be offensive and was sad to read about Oliver's ...more
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Jun 28, 2014
Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1)
How do I choose a negative star?

I Don't bother. This book is over - rated and rather disgusting. At least there are no pictures.

Yes, I have read book
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Jan 03, 2012
The Charm Bracelet (Fairy Realm, #1)
My daughters and I loved the Fairy Realm series for 8 to 12 year old girls! I know I would have dearly loved these stories when I was little, too. The ...more
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Mar 04, 2012
The Ape Who Guards the Balance (Amelia Peabody, #10)
This was not my first Elizabeth Peters / Amelia Peabody book, and I didn't like this one as much as I did others that I've read. I found it a bit conf ...more
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Aug 26, 2012
Island of the Blue Dolphins
I liked this story, but I don't think it is a great choice to end a school year, nor do I think it is a good choice for 4th graders. I think you shoul ...more
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Jan 03, 2012
Jade Green
I am not being completely honest with the star rating here. However, I do not think this book is for anyone under 16 or so. There were several places ...more
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Apr 13, 2012
The Mayor of Casterbridge
I have enjoyed my rereading of The Mayor of Casterbridge. I was asked to recommend a title by Hardy, so I have been evaluating possible choices. I hav ...more
May 29, 2014
May 18, 2014
Kids Love North Carolina: A Family Travel Guide to Exploring Kid-Tested Places in North Carolina...Year Round!
I love these authors! This family thoroughly researches their books before publishing them and are very willing to listen to suggestions from their re ...more
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Jan 30, 2012
Cry, the Beloved Country
I read this along with my daughter during her World Lit class. So far, World Lit has included books that are very different from any other book I've e ...more
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Sep 16, 2012
Understanding Great Literature: The Great Gatsby
I read this because I was having trouble finding a copy of The Great Gatsby itself. I don't think it helped me better understand the book - but I enjo ...more
Jan 2013
Oct 29, 2013
Science Fair
I was really surprised to find that I enjoyed reading 'Science Fair.' I felt that some of the characters names seemed forced and cliched, but other th ...more
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Oct 08, 2013
What Your Third Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Third-Grade Education (Core Knowledge Series)
I think this set of books, for grades Preschool through 6th grade, is fabulous. Even if you are sending your child to a wonderful private school, this ...more
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Jan 30, 2012
Math Dictionary for Kids: The Essential Guide to Math Terms, Strategies, and Tables
This book is Wonderful! I wish I'd had it when I was in school! My kids use it a couple of times a week - it's easy to use and just about everything t ...more
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Jan 27, 2012
The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America
I "grew up reading" the Petersen Guide and the blue Golden Guide to Birds. But David Sibley's guide is so comprehensive, interesting, and filled with ...more
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Jan 31, 2012
The Starplace
I was looking for books for a sensitive child, ones that wouldn't be too dark or mysterious. I think my daughter will enjoy this story, if not more th ...more
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Apr 06, 2014
The Complete Peterkin Papers
I had not heard of this book until recently, but I think when my kids were into Amelia Bedelia books, they would have loved this one, too. I think thi ...more
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Mar 13, 2013
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