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The Little House Collection (Little House, #1-9)
I've been reading this series to my 6yr-old daughter for many months. I read it as a child and loved it and now see it through totally new eyes, ident ...more
Jan 2009
Jul 07, 2009
The Kite Runner
Having read several books set in central Asia, I thought I would continue the theme. It was a very hard story for me to read and I put it down a coupl ...more
Dec 2010
Jan 02, 2011
Virgins of Paradise
Set in Egypt, this family epic uncovers the secrets of an Egyptian family that evolves and modernizes in the 20th Century along with their country. A ...more
Nov 2010
Jan 02, 2011
Half Broke Horses
Fictionalized biography of the author's grandmother, a bigger-than-life ranching woman from the desert Southwest in the first half of the 20th century ...more
Oct 2010
Nov 12, 2010
That Old Cape Magic
Screenwriter/professor son of egotistical English professors struggles with his memories of childhood and his marital problems while carrying his fath ...more
Sep 2010
Nov 12, 2010
A Little House Sampler: A Collection of Early Stories and Reminiscenses
Got this to show E photos of the real people and places and then read the articles and stories by Laura and her daughter Rose. I'm becoming an expert ...more
not set
Jul 07, 2009
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
She can taste people in the food they make, their emotions. And then there is her hollow mother, disengaged father and disappearing brother...
Nov 2010
Nov 12, 2010
The Glass Castle
Biography of a journalist who once hid her childhood of extreme poverty with brilliant if mentally unstable parents but now tells the story.
Nov 2010
Nov 12, 2010
Saipan : the ethnology of a war-devastated island
I think I read this book when I was in library school at UW. If this is the book I remember, the introduction gives a history of the island take-overs ...more
Jan 1999
May 31, 2008
Jellicoe Road
Australian boarding school, tragic accident setting in motion these events of 20 years later. Beautiful story, beautifully written.
Jul 29, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
The Lonely Polygamist
Socially inept Morman-convert polygamist and the trouble he has dealing with his 4 wives and 27 kids.
Nov 2010
Dec 03, 2010
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
A collection by a book-lover after my own heart. I'm re-reading it now and laughing out-loud.
Jan 2000
Jul 07, 2009
Peter Pan in Scarlet
The only authorized sequel to Peter Pan is quite good. Suspenseful and true to the feeling and language of the original. I have read the book and seen ...more
Jun 11, 2008
May 30, 2008
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
1958 shows through and it feels like historical romance for girls despite being well written.
Jun 16, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
Lord of the Flies
Not as scary as I had built it up to be in many years of not reading it. Wonderfully written and deeply disturbing.
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
Fahrenheit 451
I don't think we need whole walls, we are living in the screen now...
Nov 2010
Nov 12, 2010
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
All tied up with a bow at the end. I can now say I read them all.
not set
May 25, 2011
Sweetheart (Gretchen Lowell, #2)
I want Chelsea Cain to live on my block. But not I'm a stalk-y way.
not set
Jul 06, 2011
The Danger Box
Grabbed this off the shelf without knowing about its evolution theme :)
Jun 02, 2011
May 31, 2011
Evil at Heart (Gretchen Lowell #3)
More disturbing, funnier and with more Portland then the previous two.
not set
Jul 06, 2011
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Language, debate, feminism, friendship, power, boyfriends
Jul 26, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
Reckless (Mirrorworld, #1)
Looking forward to the rest of the books.
Jun 05, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
Inkheart (Inkworld, #1)
Very long.
not set
Jul 20, 2011
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl (The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, #1)
Best line: "May God forever damn librarians and their need to help!"
Jun 26, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
The Jane Austen Handbook: A Sensible Yet Elegant Guide to Her World
I found this on the new book shelf at the library and thought it would do me some good. Those who read Jane Austen's books when they were first publis ...more
May 2008
May 31, 2008
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
Damn cliff-hanger. Guess I'll have the read the last one. It's not bad, just not the kind of thing I enjoy most.
May 25, 2011
May 11, 2011
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
While this is not "my type" of book, I was engaged and will read book 2.
May 11, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary
Going to stop reading and get the audiobook -- I find myself trying to replicate David's delivery in my head.
Apr 15, 2011
Mar 30, 2011
The Night Season (Gretchen Lowell, #4)
Fast read. With Gretchen in jail, little gore. Vanport flood and a present flood in Portland take starring roles.
Jul 23, 2011
Jul 06, 2011
The Case of the Missing Books (Mobile Library Mystery #1)
An newly-minted librarian from London arrives in small town Northern Ireland (the only job he could get) to find the library locked up and empty. He i ...more
Jan 2009
Jul 07, 2009
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