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The Poky Little Puppy (Little Golden Book)
4.07
I must have read this book a million times when I was growing up, and I still have warm fuzzy feelings about the story. I would truly recommend this b...more
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Jan 08, 2008
 
Ghost People: Death in the Mines
4.80
I have long been interested in books about how life used to be, particularly those with a distinct but not overpowering Southern flavor. That said, I...more
Jul 02, 2013
Jul 01, 2013
 
Drift
3.90
I really enjoyed this book--so much so that I was quite sad to reach the ending. The plots are original and carefully formulated, as are the intertwin...more
Jun 04, 2009
May 15, 2009
 
The Pretty Dead
4.33
I really enjoyed this book. The chapter titles likely make an awesome soundtrack, based on the songs and bands I'm familiar with. The Posterband websi...more
Dec 09, 2011
Nov 30, 2011
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.38
I read the first chapter of this book years ago but never finished, even though I bought the book for my younger sister and had ample opportunity. Wha...more
Jun 25, 2013
Jan 03, 2008
 
The Road
3.94
This was a really interesting read. I must say my feelings are mixed. I didn't want to read a book everybody and their mom was reading, but I was curi...more
Feb 17, 2008
Jan 08, 2008
 
Tomato Girl
3.85
There is a certain grace in the face of hardship factor that really makes me root for Southern fiction protagonists. This book made me ache for young...more
Jul 02, 2008
Jul 07, 2008
 
The Great Perhaps
3.59
Reading this book was a way for me to see that so many of the braveries of my life could so easily be seen as cowardices. Still, this revelation came...more
Jul 31, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
 
The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
4.00
Perhaps my fascination with this book says a little something of my darker side, but when it's a book this good, I don't mind letting the skeleton out...more
Oct 27, 2008
Jan 04, 2008
 
The Big Deal
3.00
This book brings back a lot of memories of my childhood in the late '80s and early '90s, especially since the voice is so typical of that time. In tha...more
Aug 19, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
 
Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood
3.46
I liked this book, even though I was prepared to be too depressed to finish. After all, I don't want to see a memoir about someone who suffers endless...more
Jan 08, 2010
Jan 08, 2010
 
The Shark Handbook: The Essential Guide for Understanding the Sharks of the World
4.18
This was a really great book from start to finish. The cover image of the shark surrounded by this sort of column of fish was just fantastic and spoke...more
Jun 16, 2013
Jul 12, 2013
 
Sleepovers
5.00
This is a really great, easy to follow book for older kids who want to have a sleepover, although I would suggest it to parents who may be hosting the...more
Jun 05, 2012
Jun 05, 2012
 
Strange And Eerie Stories
3.67
This was a really fun read. I found the nine stories of this volume intriguing and just right for setting the tone for Halloween. Although the main c...more
Oct 25, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
 
Tend to Your Garden Within
4.00
I am not a frequent reader of self-help books, but I am interested in original takes on religion and how to make it work for me. I also love poetry. T...more
Apr 21, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
 
Gunther von Hagens' Body Worlds: The Original Exhibition of Real Human Bodies
4.12
Having visited the exposition Body Worlds: Vital twice while it was in town, I found myself enthralled with these renderings of the human form. As man...more
Jun 16, 2013
Jun 16, 2013
 
Asylum
3.68
This is undoubtedly the best book I have read all year, possibly the best in several years. I carried it everywhere in my purse and kept it beside my...more
Jun 29, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
 
The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the Toddler Years
3.89
I know this guy has written a series of parenting books just for fathers, which is nice, but this guy comes off as a hack. The research-backed suggest...more
Feb 2010
Jan 31, 2010
 
The Devil Wears Prada (The Devil Wears Prada, #1)
3.62
With all the buzz coming from the major motion picture status and the book's time on the best-seller list, I would expect something more substantial,...more
Jan 2008
Jan 03, 2008
 
Why the Tree Loves the Ax
3.47
I really enjoyed this book for the most part. The action is dreamlike, the characters comfortable in their surroundings to act as they must. the story...more
Dec 2009
Dec 28, 2009
 
Dirty Girls: Erotica for Women
3.76
Pretty good. My first time reading an erotica collection. I was disappointed with the half-assed attempt at stream-of-consciousness in the story "A Pr...more
Oct 07, 2009
Oct 05, 2009
 
The Essential Handbook of Victorian Entertaining
3.79
The worst thing I can probably say about this book is that it isn't long enough! That and the cover seems to be from too far ahead in time with so muc...more
Dec 10, 2011
Dec 12, 2011
 
Six Fang Marks & a Tetanus Shot
4.17
This book is so vicious and tender and, in short, real. I really enjoyed seeing the relationship between Ace and Rem evolve as the story unfolded. The...more
Aug 16, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
 
Early Childhood Education Today, Student Value Edition
3.00
Once again, I could not find my exact edition, as it was put out by my college to make a quick buck, so I've chosen what seems to be a comparable edit...more
May 2012
Jun 02, 2012
 
Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs (Naeyc (Series), #234.)
4.25
I actually read the third edition of this, so there might be some minor differences. Basically, both the Head Start program I work for and my college...more
May 2012
Jun 02, 2012
 
Come Along, Daisy!
3.97
This was a really cute book that I greatly enjoyed sharing with my 7-year-old daughter. With a lively pace through a series of entertaining events wit...more
Aug 19, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
 
The Jane Austen Book Club
3.00
I really dislike Jane Austen (I still love the movie Clueless, which is based on Emma), but reading this book in which they explain why Austen's work...more
Dec 27, 2009
Dec 28, 2009
 
Flower Children
2.79
I really enjoyed this book. The writing was good and the details mostly interesting. What I didn't like were the parts about killing kittens (both men...more
Jan 2010
Jan 21, 2010
 
Something Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel, #1)
3.78
I went into this book with no expectations, and came away wanting more from my life. I wanted to fawn over a best friend like Rachael does, even thoug...more
May 31, 2009
May 29, 2009
 
Crash and Learn: 600+ Road-Tested Tips to Keep Audiences Fired Up and Engaged!
3.00
There are two reasons I read this book. First and foremost, as a preschool teacher, my audience can get hostile pretty quickly, so having some better...more
Jun 19, 2012
May 23, 2012
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