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Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America
3.71
Amazing book,amazing feat! (and feet)
This woman walked from Washington State to NYC in the late 1800s with her teenage daughter - WALKED!.
Many times t
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Apr 22, 2008
Apr 26, 2008
 
She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders
3.87
I finished the book - it was a quick read.
1 - It's very well written - the author is an English professor in an East Coast college...
2 - It takes cour
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Jul 07, 2008
Jul 06, 2008
 
Flowers for Algernon
3.98
**spoiler alert** Loved this book and sobbed through it.
I am currently a special education teacher and anything to do with the disabled usually tugs a
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May 31, 2008
 
Walk Two Moons
3.93
Sharon Creech is one of my favorite authors of young adult literature.
Her characters are realistic and one feels their pain.
I especially enjoy reading
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Jun 21, 2008
 
Milkweed
3.98
Author - Jerry Spinelli

This is a young adult book - maybe even for middle schoolers.

It takes place during WWII in Warsaw, Poland. A young boy is steal
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Jul 16, 2008
Jul 16, 2008
 
My Father's Son
4.15
I liked the first part of his autobiography better.
This one is amazing due to the number of literary figures he was friends with.
And at a time when me
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Apr 26, 2008
 
The Celestine Prophecy (Celestine Prophecy, #1)
3.56
As a fiction (story) it is contrived.
As a self-help book of the spiritual kind it is priceless.

Merged review:

I remember reading and thinking what trip
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Jul 08, 2008
 
The Far Pavilions
4.18
I loved it - the made for television movie cut out so much of the beginning it was awful.
I loaned this and a picture book to go with it to a co-worker
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May 26, 2008
 
The Sanctuary
3.57
I was disappointed. I'd loved another book by this author.
This one was heavy on the chases and light on the information and intellectual puzzles and r
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Jan 26, 2008
Feb 09, 2008
 
Catch Me if You Can
4.00
so much fun! I loved the movie and this was so much more.
I remember when he scammed people by writing his bank number on the deposit slips in the bank
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May 16, 2008
 
The Day of the Triffids
3.97
Was too scared to watch the movie when it came out - I was 8, I believe.
Finally read the book and enjoyed it a lot.
I got to see the movie after readin
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May 19, 2008
 
Voyager (Outlander, #3)
4.37
I loved this series - read the first five books plus searched through the compendium in three weeks!
They have everything - fantasy, history, time trav
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May 31, 2008
 
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
3.84
I first read about this interaction in Smithsonian magazine.
It must have been an enlightened hospital for the mentally ill, as the patient did have ac
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Feb 27, 2008
 
The Bridges of Madison County
3.37
I couldn't understand this book - not the attraction, not the desire to have a fly-by-night relationship ruin everything she had.
Maybe living in a big
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May 26, 2008
 
Circle of Friends
3.96
I think this is one of Maeve Binchy's early books. I know her writing has improved since this was published.
She's formulaic, but you know what to expe
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May 27, 2008
 
Ring of Bright Water
4.11
Don't quite remember how old I was when my mother read me this book. Loved it and have had a soft spot for otters ever since.
If I hadn't had my curren
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Apr 15, 2008
 
Up the Down Staircase
3.92
I am SURE this book is dated.
The movie came out in the mid-60s. (I actually knew some kids who were in it.)
Life is a LOT tougher for a NYC teacher tha
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Apr 18, 2008
 
The Joy Luck Club
3.87
I remember liking it, but not much about the content. I do remember mothers and daughters with intergenerational friction and immigrant/first generati ...more
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Apr 27, 2008
 
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
4.11
I was amazed at this book. First off, it was a total surprise - I'd never heard of it.
I just loved the writing, the philosophy, etc.
Jun 15, 1998
Feb 08, 2008
 
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Avi
3.79
I enjoyed this heartily.
Avi also writes fantasy type books, so I didn't know what to expect.
It's a great adventure story.
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Feb 22, 2008
 
An Only Child
4.23
His boyhood - til age 20 - from 1903 to 1923.
This is what Angela's Ashes should have been like.
Happy, sad, inciteful, well written...
Apr 25, 2008
Apr 26, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.57
I'm glad the series is over finally. I liked this the least of all of them. I especially did NOT like the epilogue.
Jul 25, 2007
Feb 08, 2008
 
When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple
3.97
An anthology - photos, poetry, short stories and essays about being female and aged.
It's good to pick up and put down.
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May 26, 2008
 
A Monk Swimming
3.30
I still like his writing better than Frank's (his brother). And seeing him in person is a TREAT.
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Apr 14, 2008
 
Tuesdays with Morrie
4.00
Read this a few years ago. I like his other books better, but this is still good.
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Mar 18, 2008
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.95
the threat against books being dangerous for a totalitarian society.
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Jun 28, 2008
 
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
4.16
Very factual and exciting.
It was a fun read.
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May 16, 2008
 
The Little Prince
4.23
a unique and wonderful little book
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Jun 25, 2008
 
The Fiction Class
3.34
An adult education teacher teaches writing. Throughout the book there are the assignments she has given her fiction writing class so the reader can pr ...more
Jul 26, 2009
Jul 28, 2009
 
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
4.07
**spoiler alert** TERRIFYING
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Feb 17, 2008
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