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I Know This Much Is True
4.17
liked it
**spoiler alert** The point of view, the colloquial style, the brutal light in which Lamb paints Dominick's life -- as the identical twin who is not t ...more
Apr 2007
Apr 25, 2007
 
The Continuum Concept: In Search Of Happiness Lost
4.06
really liked it
What is a more perfect picture in this world than a contented baby in loving parent arms? Leidloff claim that this is the place to be if you are an in ...more
Oct 2006
Apr 25, 2007
 
The Little House Collection (Little House, #1-9)
4.33
really liked it
Okay, I'll admit it. I still re-read these. I just finished a ramble though the pioneer prairies with Laura and enjoyed it throughly.

I know there is
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not set
Apr 25, 2007
 
Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
4.10
it was amazing
I have to give this book a wholehearted recommendation. It took me about a week to read it and caused what I can say was my first real "I'm-not-the-aw ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 08, 2007
 
Chocolat (Chocolat, #1)
3.95
really liked it
Joanne Harris made me long to move to Europe. More fantasizing about small town, rural life. And the descriptions of the chocolate left me dreaming ab ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 16, 2009
 
The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman
4.11
liked it
This is a magical realism book. I never know what to say about those.

"It was strange but I enjoyed." is the most accurate. . . but doesn't really tel
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Jun 2007
May 10, 2007
 
The Redwall Cookbook
4.19
really liked it
One of the hardest and best things about Brian Jacques 'Redwall' series is surviving through the lavish descriptions of delicious feasts. They make th ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 16, 2008
 
Vanity Fair
3.76
it was ok
There are more than 800 pages in this book. I attempted it many times, each time losing track somewhere in the middle. I finally read it out of pure s ...more
Jan 2005
Apr 27, 2007
 
Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care
3.67
it was ok
I wasn't overly impressed by this book. That could be because I learned most of the info (organic food, natural cleaners, etc.) by osmosis from my mom ...more
Jan 2008
Feb 03, 2008
 
Buddhism for Mothers: A Calm Approach to Caring for Yourself and Your Children
4.23
really liked it
A good 'reminder' book for parents. While I don't see myself becoming an 'official' Buddhist anytime soon, I did find lots of helpful ideas and tools ...more
Oct 2008
Feb 18, 2008
 
Young Adult Novel
4.23
really liked it
Logan has to read this. So does Jack. Without blowing details, it's told by a member of the Wild Dada Ducks - a group of Dadaist boys in highschool. I ...more
Nov 2009
Nov 14, 2009
 
A Solstice Tree for Jenny
3.75
really liked it
A good book for a kid without a religious culture. Jenny makes her atheist parents celebrate the Winter Solstice so that she can also take part in the ...more
Nov 2007
Oct 25, 2007
 
The Starlight Barking (The Hundred and One Dalmatians, #2)
3.68
liked it
This book is certainly fun, though it lacks the spark that made One-Hundred-and-One Dalmatians great. ((Side note: If you think that story is merely a ...more
May 2009
May 08, 2009
 
The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child (Sears Parenting Library)
4.17
it was amazing
I still haven't decided what vaccines Arthur should have - if any - but Dr. Sears thoughtful and well researched book certainly helped clarify a lot o ...more
May 2009
May 08, 2009
 
Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents
3.33
really liked it
I don't have a shelf for self-help, given that I almost never read it. This book was recommended to me by a counselor, and I actually did find it help ...more
May 2009
May 08, 2009
 
The Emancipator's Wife
3.82
liked it
This book accomplished what all historical books accomplish, which is to get me interested and researching someone or some point in history I have nev ...more
Feb 2009
Dec 28, 2007
 
Wynken, Blynken and Nod
4.27
it was amazing
This is a review for the early 1980s publication of Eugene Field's famous poem -- it's the one with illustrations by Susan Jeffers. Her artwork rocks. ...more
not set
Apr 26, 2007
 
I Kissed the Baby!
3.96
really liked it
This is fun to read out loud (which is good because we read it out loud several times every day). There are lots of opportunities for silly voices, cu ...more
not set
Apr 26, 2007
 
The Martini of Destiny (Rucksack Universe)
4.13
really liked it
I love this story and am looking forward to more from the Rucksack universe. I started reading it to see what my friend has been working on, knowing h ...more
not set
Jul 30, 2013
 
Raising Witches: Teaching the Wiccan Faith to Children
3.84
really liked it
This little book is full of great ideas to use if you are trying to raise a Pagan (or even just an Earth-Centered) child. Certainly it would be each p ...more
Nov 2008
Nov 07, 2008
 
Sarah (Canaan, #1)
3.73
it was ok
An interesting look into Sumerian and early Biblical history, and compelling enough that I kept reading even though it felt lacking. The characters we ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 03, 2009
 
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
3.60
really liked it
Ouch, ouch, ouch. And many thanks to Barbara Ehrenreich for putting this out there. This book made me feel deeply grateful for my fortunate life. It m ...more
Jun 2009
Apr 27, 2007
 
Pagan Homeschooling
4.11
really liked it
I'm going to have to buy this book at some point. It is full of fun educational ideas -- all with a nature-religion bias but easily secularized for th ...more
Jul 2007
Jun 29, 2007
 
From Boys to Men: Spiritual Rites of Passage in an Indulgent Age
4.25
really liked it
Wow. The things this book got me to think about... Anyone raising a young man in this culture should read this. Stephenson makes wonderful case after ...more
Sep 2007
Jul 31, 2007
 
Windfalls
3.65
really liked it
Jean Hegland is an amazing writer. The stories she weaves are a heart-wrenching melange of beauty and horror. Your heart breaks and your senses reel, ...more
Sep 2006
Apr 26, 2007
 
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
4.03
it was amazing
Amazing. Eloquent. Inspirational. Angering (not at Kingsolver - at the mega-food producers). Laugh-out-loud funny.

I'm joining Kingsolver and her fami
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Mar 2008
Jan 11, 2008
 
Ourselves As Mothers: The Universal Experience Of Motherhood
4.19
really liked it
Kitzinger tackles a far bigger subject that can even begin to be addressed by this 300-some page book. She looks at the commonalities and differences ...more
Apr 2007
Apr 25, 2007
 
Sex, Time, and Power: How Women's Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution
4.05
it was amazing
Fascinating. First, let me admit the fact that I got the abridged audio version of this book. Leonard Shlain is such a wonderfully pedantic writer, th ...more
Nov 2009
May 15, 2007
 
The Fourth Bear (Nursery Crime, #2)
4.06
really liked it
I love Jasper Fforde. I want to have coffee with him, because if he is anything like his books then it would be one hell of a coffee date.

Nursery Rhy
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May 2007
Apr 25, 2007
 
Cannery Row
4.02
really liked it
It's Steinbeck, so you know it is a very nearly, perhaps even entirely, perfect blend of beauty and tragedy. It's such a good thing that it becomes di ...more
May 2007
May 18, 2007
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