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Counting by 7s
really liked it
I work at an elementary school and over the years I've met hundreds of children. The vast majority of them lie in the great bell of the bell curve, bu ...more
Nov 30, 2013
Dec 02, 2013
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
really liked it
I read this book as part of my "get rid of psorisis in 2009" campaign. In my research, I read about a study where patients undergoing UV treatment for ...more
Apr 2009
Jul 21, 2009
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
really liked it
A tiny book—I read it in the span of the bus ride downtown to my mother’s house. I wouldn’t pay the $11.00 price for this book, but it was fun to get ...more
Feb 07, 2010
Mar 01, 2010
I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution
really liked it
This is the second book I have desired to read in some electronic format with internet connection (the first being 1Q84 because the darn thing was HEA ...more
Apr 30, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
The Mitfords: Letters between Six Sisters
it was amazing
I got this book because it sounded interesting. Not interesting like, "I want to read that," but interesting like "I should read that." When I got it, ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 08, 2008
The 100 Thing Challenge: How I Got Rid of Almost Everything, Remade My Life, and Regained My Soul
it was ok
Dave Bruno and I got off on the wrong foot when, in his preface, he used his cat as an example of the disposable American lifestyle. It seemed that on ...more
May 18, 2011
May 22, 2011
Hideous Kinky
really liked it
Not many adult books are written from a child’s perspective and not many of those books are good. This is. The narrator is a five year old who travels ...more
not set
Dec 09, 2007
The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim (The Story of Owen, #1)
it was amazing
Read for librarian book group

You know what sold me? The first two paragraphs. Here they are, so you can read for yourself:

Before the Thorskard came to
Oct 05, 2014
Oct 15, 2014
Prince of Thieves
really liked it
I prefer to read the book and then watch the movie, but sometimes when watching a movie my favorite title credit will flash onto the screen: based on ...more
Dec 24, 2010
Jan 09, 2011
Mrs. Mike (Mrs. Mike, #1)
really liked it
I read about this book in the Oprah magazine and got to it before there were a million holds on it at the library. It was great! A lot of times when I ...more
not set
Dec 09, 2007
Rapture Practice
really liked it
Read for Librarian Book Group
I don't have children myself, but I imagine that one of the many things that parents feel a general sense of terror about
Nov 10, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
This Is Between Us
liked it
Reading this I couldn't help but think repeatedly, "Is this how guys think?" Because if it is, I have vastly underestimated the amount of time they ar ...more
Apr 24, 2014
May 18, 2014
Body of Truth: Change Your Life by Changing the Way You Think about Weight and Health
really liked it
Examines the many fallacies around weight, dieting, health and exercise. A very good book, and one that made me mad because I've been duped just like ...more
May 25, 2015
Jun 06, 2015
The Airport Book
liked it
Read for librarian book group
Good information about how the whole airport thing goes. Includes some fun side stories via picture.
Jun 29, 2016
Jun 30, 2016
Shelter (Mickey Bolitar, #1)
did not like it
Recommended by my friend Maureen with the caveat that this book breaks the "series rule" (The first book in a series must be a complete story on its o ...more
Nov 30, 2011
Dec 26, 2011
The Hate U Give
it was amazing
Read for Librarian Book Group

I loved this book unconditionally. I love:

**Starr Carter, one of my favorite characters this year
**How the book shows the
Mar 23, 2017
Mar 29, 2017
The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate, #2)
it was ok
Read for Librarian Book Group
I was a great fan of Kelly's first book, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. I wasn't alone, it won a ton of awards includin
Aug 08, 2015
Aug 16, 2015
Chloe and the Lion
really liked it
Funny! This was recommended by my friend Sara and I got it from the library even though it was a picture book and I don't usually spend time reading t ...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jul 19, 2012
Underneath Everything
did not like it
Most of the first part of the book kept referring to "what happened on that night" which grew tiresome. In addition, I never could get a handle on if ...more
Aug 15, 2015
Sep 08, 2015
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
it was amazing
I loved this book! Love, love, loved it. Interest in football? Zero. Interest in the surge of importance of a single football position I maybe could p ...more
Jul 21, 2010
Jul 24, 2010
As Brave As You
it was ok
Read for Librarian Book Group
Oh, Jason Reynolds, when will you adopt a standard plot arc? Your characters are interesting, your settings are interesti
Jul 02, 2016
Jul 08, 2016
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
liked it
When I was in high school, a friend of a friend was cast in a local production of this play. I remember being enchanted by the title, even if I had no ...more
Feb 11, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
Rules for Becoming a Legend
really liked it
Our boy Timothy S. Lane has written a firecracker of a book about basketball and small town living and how the two intersect. So maybe you aren't a fa ...more
Mar 15, 2014
Mar 16, 2014
really liked it
Read for Librarian Book Group
Very fun story of swapping items for other items and eventually getting what you need. The illustrations were grand and t
Feb 26, 2016
Mar 09, 2016
One Hundred Years of Solitude
did not like it
Read for Kenton Book Club
The nice thing about book club is that I'm forced to think more deeply about why I don't like books. In the normal order of t
Oct 14, 2011
Oct 25, 2011
Truly, Madly, Famously (Famous in Love, #2)
really liked it
Let's get the Portland details out of the way first. For most of the book I was thinking, "Thank god, the main character hasn't been back to Portland, ...more
Jan 11, 2016
Jan 21, 2016
Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane, #1)
did not like it
Firefly Lane. Kristin Hannah
This books suffers from what I call the "Mork and Mindy Syndrome." This syndrome, named by me, came about in fifth grade w
Aug 26, 2008
Feb 15, 2008
The Sun Is Also a Star
it was amazing
Read for Mock Printz
O! Such a wonderful swoony love story! I practically sells itself: Girl meets boy , boy says they are going to fall in love, cue a
Dec 03, 2016
Dec 24, 2016
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
really liked it
Based on the author's own reporting in this book, I would guess that, of all the authors I read A.J. Jacobs would be most likely to Google himself and ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 09, 2007
Eat, Drink, and Be From Mississippi
really liked it
I grabbed this book because I had no fiction on hand and the train was coming. I was a bit leery, both because of the title (a bit too cute) and the w ...more
Sep 02, 2009
Aug 31, 2009
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