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Resistance
3.73
This is a terrific book to curl up with on a rainy day and just read and read. The setting is WW II Holland and the love story that ensues will sweep...more
Jun 2006
Jan 04, 2008
 
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
4.02
This was one of the sweetest books I've ever read on the issue of race. The heroine of the story is a Jewish woman in the 50's who marries a black man...more
Jan 2005
Feb 07, 2008
 
When Crickets Cry
4.21
This is the sweetest, SWEETEST book I have ever read! Thank you Linda for giving it to me. I have never cried so much, or smiled so much when reading...more
Jan 2008
Jan 15, 2008
 
The Underground History of American Education: An Intimate Investigation Into the Prison of Modern Schooling
4.28
I was so angry when I read this book. I realized I have been robbed of an education. I am changing that now.
Jan 2002
Jan 20, 2008
 
Raising Kids for True Greatness: Redefine Success for You and Your Child
4.01
There is only one parenting book everyone needs to read and this is it. I plan to reread this book once a month to remind me why I am really a parent...more
not set
Jul 05, 2008
 
Cry, the Beloved Country
3.82
I remember standing in front of my 10th grade English class-I was the teacher-and reading the final chapter out loud to the class. Before I knew it, t...more
Jan 1993
Feb 19, 2008
 
Stepping Heavenward
4.26
God has blessed me this summer with reading material. I started this book never imagining that it would captivate me so. I have made it a part of my d...more
Dec 15, 2008
Jul 06, 2008
 
Mark of the Lion Trilogy
4.75
I just finished the first two books of the triology and loved, LOVED them! (Although I completely agree on the sardonic overusage!) I learned so much...more
not set
Jan 15, 2008
 
Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning
4.12
excellent book for learning and understanding the classical model of education. A must read for anyone wanting to know how children learn. Douglas Wil...more
Jan 2007
Mar 12, 2008
 
Love
4.24
My high school English teacher made us read this little red book and I have never forgotten her for it. I don't remember many of my high school teache...more
Jan 1982
Feb 19, 2008
 
Rascal
4.09
I read this book aloud to my kids 10,12,15 and they all loved it! Although it is really a boy book, my two girls couldn't wait everyday for read a-lou...more
Sep 2007
Jan 04, 2008
 
Jane Eyre
4.07
For all of you readers who missed this one in highschool-start reading! I am enjoying this book some much more than I ever thought possible. I guess t...more
Jul 05, 2008
Jan 15, 2008
 
Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers (Little Britches, #1)
4.28
This is a true family story that will lift your spirits and remind you what was once great about America. I could easily imagine every detail and scen...more
not set
Jan 04, 2008
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.24
This is on my list of "if you could only take 10 books to a deserted island" list. Every time I read this book I learn something new about the human n...more
Jun 2007
Dec 30, 2007
 
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
4.26
Read this, then read Man's Search for Meaning. You'll never be the same-and that's good. A true story about the Holocaust, it is filled with every hat...more
Jan 1994
Feb 07, 2008
 
The Last Time They Met
3.47
This is a romance of an entirely different kind. I was so caught up in the characters and how their lives intersected. Shreve's writing is excellent,...more
Jan 2004
Jan 04, 2008
 
Water for Elephants
4.05
If you know nothing of the circus, when it was in its heyday, check out this book. Great story of love, murder, and redmeption. I loved the main chara...more
Jan 2007
Jan 01, 2008
 
Charlotte's Web
4.11
This is my all time favorite book. I read it once a year-just to remind me what is so beautiful about friendship. White only wrote three books-but the...more
not set
Jan 20, 2008
 
Fortune's Rocks
3.84
I think this is one of Anita Shreve's best books. The main character is rich in layers and does not do what is expected of her-rather she bucks the sy...more
Jan 2005
Jan 04, 2008
 
Understanding Mathematics: From Counting to Calculus
4.14
Even though I haven't finished yet, I'm definetly feeling better about my math abilities. Perfect book for those of us who had a terrible math teacher...more
Jan 2008
Feb 18, 2008
 
Miracle at St. Anna
3.68
Even though this is not quite as good as his first one, it still left me thinking what a great writer he is! His first book appeals more to the emotio...more
Jan 2005
Feb 07, 2008
 
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
4.26
Thanks Isabell for reminding about this book. I will have to go back and reread it before I read his current one. Follett does an extraordinary job of...more
Jan 1989
Feb 18, 2008
 
A Christmas Carol
3.97
We read this book in our homeschool right before christmas and we all enjoyed it. I was surprised how much my kids 9,10,14 liked it. Afterwards we wat...more
Dec 2006
Jan 04, 2008
 
Beach Music
4.09
Pat Conroy is not an easy read by any stretch (emothionally, that is). This one is worth it, however. This story takes place in my favorite place- out...more
Jan 2004
Jan 26, 2008
 
Way of the Bull
3.82
This book is the reason I wanted to travel the world. And I did do just that. Leo inspired me to get out there and see the great big world and all the...more
Jan 1987
Feb 19, 2008
 
The Chosen
4.00
This is a book I try to read once a year. Terrific story of two Jewish boys from NYC just after WWII. Great insight into Jew culture, but more importa...more
Jan 2005
Jan 01, 2008
 
Climbing Parnassus: A New Apologia for Greek and Latin
4.19
This is one of the best books I read last year. The author presents a very convincing case for teaching the ancient languages. Thoroughly researched a...more
Jan 2007
Jan 24, 2008
 
Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman
3.68
What I liked about this book is how she not only traveled around the world by herself, but actually took classes while she did it! Let me just say-I W...more
Jan 2007
Jan 26, 2008
 
The Devil Wears Prada (The Devil Wears Prada, #1)
3.62
Another funny, laugh out-loud book. The book was much better than the movie-although Meryl STreep could not have been more perfect for the role! I lov...more
Jan 2005
Feb 07, 2008
 
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story Of Life For All Ages
4.21
I read all these Leo books back in the late 80's and loved every one of them. This one teaches young ones about the cycle of death and rebirth in the...more
Jan 1987
Feb 19, 2008
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