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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
I know the secret is out about this book, but just in case someone doesn't know the twist, I will not mention it here. First, I am surprised this was...more
Feb 05, 2014
Feb 05, 2014
Beatrice and Virgil
I felt so ambivalent after reading this book, that I read it again right after I finished it. It's a story within a story within a story and quite all...more
Apr 21, 2010
Apr 18, 2010
Lone Wolf
If you read Picoult's books, then you know her style - multiple narrators, current controversial topics,twists to the story, strong character developm...more
Feb 15, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood
I met the pig in this book! We were camping years ago at Seven Maples in Hancock, NH. Imagine my delight when I read this book and remembered this. Pl...more
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Jul 23, 2008
Leaving Time
Trademark Jodi with multiple narrators, characters that are so real you want them to be your friends, and a twist at the end. And the twist at the end...more
Jun 15, 2014
Jun 15, 2014
The Snow Leopard
I read this book years ago based on a friend's recommendation. He is a science teacher who travels with students to many countries, and he has recomme...more
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Apr 11, 2009
Bloodhound (Beka Cooper, #2)
I didn't read the first in the series but read this one because it's on YALSA's 2010 Teen Top Ten List. I like the fact the book is told in first pers...more
Jun 24, 2010
Jun 24, 2010
Raven Girl
Fans of Niffenegger should not expect this book to be anything like the others she has written. I like the idea behind this story and the plot and the...more
Jun 25, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
The Elephant Whisperer
Don't be fooled by the title; this book is about much more than elephants in Africa. I learned about all the animals on a conservation park, the dange...more
Feb 27, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship
More than a simple story of a man who hikes with his dog, the author shares family, friend, and work anecdotes. The last five years, we have been delu...more
Oct 11, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
The Zookeeper's Wife
I did not like the way the first 1/3 of this book was written, but the last 2/3 redeemed the book. It 's almost as if the author was not comfortable w...more
Oct 28, 2009
Oct 12, 2009
Ape House
I found the concept of a Reality Show for Bonobos (sadly) quite believable. Although the story mixes a variety of topics(Hollywood veneer, marital pro...more
Nov 09, 2010
Nov 09, 2010
Read this years ago in college and forgot about it. Read it again because I saw it in NYC recently. I understand the play is really about Dysart's los...more
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Apr 19, 2009
VASTLY disappointing. I am a Koontz fan, but this was horrible. Disjointed characters with separate plot lines that only vaguely connect at the end an...more
Jan 03, 2010
Jan 03, 2010
The Horse Boy: A Father's Quest to Heal His Son
If you're a parent,then you understand that you will do and try anything to help your child heal. I chose to read this book because I loved the book T...more
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Mar 20, 2011
The Lost World (Jurassic Park, #2)
I didn't like the movie that much, but I decided to read the book to see if it was better. It was better, but I didn't care about this book that much....more
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Dec 31, 2008
The Elephant Keeper
I enjoyed Water for Elephants, so I had great hopes for this book. Alas, the story dragged; the format for the dialog irritated me, and the plot was s...more
Aug 26, 2009
Aug 22, 2009
People who read this book now will probably find it outdated and outrageous because of its use of technology. However, if you nod at the fact that the...more
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Dec 31, 2008
Soldier Dogs
Very interesting to learn about military dogs,their training, and breeding. Vignettes of specific dogs and their relationships with their handlers mad...more
Aug 25, 2012
Aug 25, 2012
The Darkest Evening of the Year
A kind, beautiful woman with a secret past. Add in her love of animals, particularly Golden Retrievers (which Koontz owns himself!)and this is an inte...more
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Dec 27, 2008
Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know
If you have a dog, read this book. I might not agree with everything the author says, but this has certainly made me look at my dog differently. The a...more
Apr 03, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
What a book! It's a long saga, a story of friendship and love and loyalty and murder and anger and revenge. Despite its length, this is a fast, engros...more
Aug 25, 2008
Aug 19, 2008
The Lord God Made Them All
I like the travel in this book. All the books in this series remind us of yesteryear and how "simple" life once was. WW2 didn't make it simple, but I...more
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May 22, 2009
All Creatures Great and Small
I loved this series - read it twice in my early teen years. I love animals so that is what first drew my interest. When I reread this as a young mothe...more
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May 22, 2009
Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived
Although I found the book fun to read and fascinating to learn all that happened to Modoc and his trainer, there is simply no way this book is truly n...more
Apr 25, 2010
Mar 18, 2010
Charlotte's Web
My first reading of this book was in fourth grade when my teacher read it to the class, and we all cried at the end. I read it with my own children an...more
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Apr 23, 2009
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
I lived in Alaska and met people who raced in the Iditarod, so this book appealed to me. It's short but full of info so that teens will find it very a...more
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Jan 13, 2009
A hero's journey story as one boy searches for himself in a quest kind of way. I liked the clash of past and present cultures and morals.
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Jan 13, 2009
All Things Bright and Beautiful
Wonderful series for anyone who loves animals, is interested in veterinary practices, or simply wants a good old fashioned read.
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May 22, 2009
Where the Red Fern Grows
I read this in 6th grade and CRIED MY EYES OUT! When I reread it with my oldest kids, they cried too.
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May 12, 2009
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