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The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher [With CDROM]
As other reviews have noted:
This isn't a book you "read". Skim, yes. Read, no.

This is very "old school". And while i certainly wouldn't adivse throwin
Jun 17, 2009
Jun 16, 2009
Good News About Sex & Marriage: Answers to Your Honest Questions about Catholic Teaching
This is book is a very straight forward explanation of the Catholic Church's teachings on Sex and Marriage.

I read the book from start to finish. It wa
Jul 13, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences
This book started out so promising... The author says that it his goal to not make any statements on the differences between boys and girls without re ...more
Aug 12, 2010
Aug 06, 2010
The Domestic Church: Room by Room: A Study Guide for Mothers
This book has absolutely nothing to do with the physical dwelling where a family lives. The title "room by room" as well as the chapter titles may giv ...more
Apr 15, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
A History of the World in 6 Glasses
I didn't finish this book. We went to the library Sunday and I decided just to go ahead and return it.

In short:
Beer - Mesopotamia, liquid bread, drink
Nov 22, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
The overall story of this book is actually pretty trite. A western man named Conner, who has thus far refused to grow up, decides to volunteer for 3 m ...more
Jul 23, 2012
Jul 04, 2012
Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas
This is a historical mystery novel. The main character is none other than Jane Austen, author of Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Jane, ...more
Dec 07, 2014
Nov 07, 2014
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman’s first adult fiction novel since Anansi Boys, does not disappoint. This book is different from his othe ...more
Jul 30, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
It's So You! Fitting Fashion to Your Life
Had to have this book brought in through Inter-Library Loan.

This book was a pretty basic "how to buy clothes that look nice on you" guide. Chapters 2
Oct 06, 2009
Sep 08, 2009
Black as Night (A Fairy Tale Retold #2)
The Shadow of the Bear: A Fairy Tale Retold took a while to grow on me. But by the time I got this book through interlibrary loan (weeks later than i ...more
Apr 03, 2010
May 14, 2009
What Mothers Do: especially when it looks like nothing
this is the best "parenting" book i have ever read. it is unique in that the author doesn't tell you what you should do. instead the book is all about ...more
May 2006
Feb 21, 2008
Love in a Headscarf
I was expecting this to be mostly about arranged marriages and the process involved. I read a short article while in college (studying anthropolgy) ab ...more
Sep 07, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
A Mothers Rule of Life: How to Bring Order to Your Home and Peace to Your Soul
I liked this book.
It has to do with organization, schedules, and time management, but it is more than that. It was about establishing your priorities
Jul 2007
Feb 21, 2008
The Heart of Motherhood: Finding Holiness in the Catholic Home
I read this book in one day while visiting family; the book belongs to my sister-in-law and I couldn't take it with me. It was interesting. The author ...more
May 03, 2008
May 03, 2008
Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
I highly recommend this book to anyone who deals with boys: parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, god parents, teachers, coaches, scout masters, relig ...more
Jan 10, 2011
Sep 21, 2010
Unafraid: Mary (Lineage of Grace, #5)
I didn't like this book as much as the previous 4. She lost me at the beginning when she had 2 mary's in the same family... I mean really, 2 sisters b ...more
Aug 26, 2009
Aug 16, 2009
Lord, Have Mercy: The Healing Power of Confession
This book is on the sacrament confession. His intended audience is Catholic but there’s plenty of information on the scriptural justification for inte ...more
Jul 17, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
The Forgotten Carols: A Christmas Story and Songs
I enjoyed this book. i gave it 3 stars instead of 4 because it was a little too contrived. I cried several times during the book but it felt like the ...more
Nov 28, 2008
Nov 29, 2008
Swear to God The Promise and Power of the Sacraments
4.5 Stars. I'm withholding half of a star for style issues. Otherwise this book is pretty awesome. The author was recommended to me at a young adult r ...more
Oct 22, 2010
Sep 15, 2010
A Rumored Engagement
This was a Christian regency romance, a sub-genre I had never even contemplated.
I liked the hero, but was unsympathetic toward the heroine. I also fo
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 22, 2014
Vanessa Kelly Bundle: My Favorite Countess, Sex and the Single Earl, Mastering the Marquess
Note: The books in this series are presented in reverse order in the ebook. I was forewarned by someone else’s review and began with Mastering the Mar ...more
Sep 17, 2014
Sep 18, 2014
Passionista: The Empowered Woman's Guide to Pleasuring a Man
When I found this book, I saw that it had great reviews on Amazon and Goodreads that for the most part down played any “how to” information. Reviewers ...more
Jul 31, 2014
Aug 01, 2014
The Fire Lord's Lover (The Elven Lords, #1)
I checked out this book through my library's overdrive service. I was pleasantly surprised. I’m not sure if this book would be classified as a romance ...more
May 02, 2011
May 03, 2011
The Story of Dr. Dolittle
I picked this book up on audio for us to listen to as we drove about visiting people during the holidays. I have a vague memory of enjoying the 1967 f ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 03, 2012

Despite the fact that I technically have BA in Philosophy (Concentrating in Religious Studies), I find Philosophy to be incredibly challengin
Sep 27, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
The Life and Wisdom of Margaret of Scotland (Alba House Saints Alive Series)
I was getting some books on saints at the library and this little book was between the two I was hunting. I just recently read about St. Margaret and ...more
Mar 25, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
The Language of Flowers
Overall the book was ok. I liked the plot and the incorporation of the Victorian language of flowers.


I felt like the story telling was a littl
May 02, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
Using Your Values to Raise Your Child to Be an Adult You Admire
This book is exactly what the title says, a book on how to use your value to raise your child to be an adult you admire.

The book starts out with the s
Feb 24, 2010
Feb 21, 2010
One Dance with a Duke (Stud Club, #1)
I was disappointed in this book. The Spindle Cove series was so funny, smart, and original. I was shocked by this cliche mess of a book. It certainly ...more
Apr 29, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
Bless This Food: Ancient and Contemporary Graces from Around the World
I quite enjoyed the collection of blessings offered in this book. There were quite a few I want to use in our family. I think there is something for a ...more
Aug 17, 2013
Aug 13, 2013
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