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A Midsummer Night's Dream
3.93
My favorite Shakespeare. I've been in it and I see it whenever I have the chance.

I forced it on 4th, 5th, and 6th graders last year. At first they wer...more
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Dec 26, 2007
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.43
There is a reason that everyone is reading it. This book, like the author, has many varied parts that people can connect with, even if she wraps thing...more
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Dec 26, 2007
 
Born Confused
3.78
One of those books that I don't quite like entirely, but that is long enough that I felt attached to it by the end. It's a little flat and angst-drive...more
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Dec 26, 2007
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
I have read this book with kids and watched what a coming-of-age experience it can be. I think I become a better person with each rereading. It is a b...more
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Dec 26, 2007
 
Chasing Vermeer (Chasing Vermeer, #1)
3.71
I was not so in to this book the first time I read it to my students, but this past year, I read it again and we did a lot of activities surrounding i...more
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Sep 13, 2010
 
A Collection of Math Lessons: Grades 3-6
4.27
This book was a great first exposure to Marilyn Burns, and was full of great ideas. It only has a handful of lessons-- it's no curriculum --but it rea...more
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Jul 06, 2009
 
The Misfits (The Misfits, #1)
3.76
An entertaining story with a good message and engagin chracters. Kids loved it for read-aloud, though I had to edit on the fly at some moments. They w...more
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Jul 06, 2009
 
About Teaching Mathematics: A K-8 Resource
4.35
Great ideas for manageable projects to incorporate into your math curriculum as well as a good intro to her excellent teaching philosophy, if you have...more
Jul 2009
Jul 06, 2009
 
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
3.83
Good, but I think I had heard most of the stories from friends before I read it, making it somewhat less exciting.
Jun 2009
Jul 06, 2009
 
The Principles of Uncertainty
4.10
A beaut. Makes you want to write and draw and people watch and eat and read and live the best you can.
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Sep 13, 2010
 
Interpreter of Maladies
4.09
I regret reading most of the stories in this book, as they tended to crush my soul. However, I left it on a shelf on a hotel in Shimla, India, with a...more
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Dec 26, 2007
 
Cannery Row
3.98
Turns out I'm a sucker for books where nothing much happens. It took me a long time to figure out why I love this books so much, but I think it is jus...more
Jan 2008
Mar 11, 2008
 
God Laughs & Plays; Churchless Sermons in Response to the Preachments of the Fundamentalist Right
4.06
This is an amazingly articulate series of essays that range from political tirade to stories that speak to me as transcendent spiritual truths. I ofte...more
Jan 2007
Mar 11, 2008
 
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
3.96
I could have done with more of the interesting history of the Mormon church and less raping and brainwashing of young girls by the crazy fundamentalis...more
Jan 2007
Mar 12, 2008
 
The Wealthy Barber: Everyone's Common-Sense Guide to Becoming Financially Independent
3.91
My fiance's dad used to read this to him on long car rides as a child. So, I'm glad that didn't happen to me, but it is pretty entertaining to read a...more
Jan 2006
Mar 11, 2008
 
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)
4.21
Not really sure if I liked this one. I was definitely hooked after a while, but it was not what I expected somehow. Good twists and some enjoyable cha...more
Jul 2007
Dec 26, 2007
 
Lolita
3.85
Usually I can see where people are coming from when they enjoy books that are depressing, but not on this one. Maybe it's because I teach girls this a...more
Jan 2005
Mar 11, 2008
 
Criss Cross
3.29
The beautiful writing and great description of emotional coming of age really spoke to me. Most of my book club was less enthusiastic, so maybe it has...more
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Dec 26, 2007
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.92
Best fiction I've read in a while. Only person I know who didn't like it can't understand time travel. Should have asked her why she read it--it's in...more
Oct 2008
Oct 31, 2008
 
The Princess Bride
4.24
Loving the movie first actually makes this book better. It contains things that aren't in the movie, but then it also has verbatim dialogue. It's just...more
Jun 10, 2008
Jul 20, 2008
 
Iron John: A Book About Men
3.80
Although I am a woman, I still felt deeply moved to self-reflection by this book, and I use parts of it with adolescents as a part of a rite-of-passag...more
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Dec 26, 2007
 
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
3.94
This book came as close as any to fulfilling my dream for a book about the history of math that is accessible to people who haven't studied high-level...more
Jan 2006
Mar 11, 2008
 
The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)
3.97
I'm reading this aloud right now with a kid who struggles with reading, and I had forgotten how great it is since my dad read it to me.
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May 01, 2008
 
The Phantom Tollbooth
4.21
Just re-read this with my students--I had forgotten how clever it is. Also, the movie-version from the 70s is a staple of my childhood.
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Dec 26, 2007
 
Princess Academy (Princess Academy, #1)
4.00
Totally unlike the other kids' books that start with the word princess. Much more substantial, thoughtful, and well-written.
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May 21, 2008
 
The God of Small Things
3.88
Oh, why must the beautifully written books destroy my faith in the world. Don't read this book. Really. It's amazing, but don't.
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Mar 11, 2008
 
The Griffin & Sabine Trilogy
4.34
Sometimes I love them, sometimes I'm a little creeped out by them. No denying they are beautiful and inspiring, though.
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Mar 20, 2008
 
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
4.22
This book is incredibly beautiful. The story isn't always even that engaging, but you won't care because it's too lovely.
Jan 2007
Mar 12, 2008
 
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
4.02
Oddly similar to Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. But for kids, and less stunning. Good, though.
Mar 2008
May 21, 2008
 
Someone to Run With
4.12
The first time in a while that I found a really great book by grabbing semi-randomly off the library shelf.
Jan 2009
Jan 05, 2009
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