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Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Tree House, #6)
3.86
A friend got us into these books about 4 months ago and we've probably read 15-20 or so in the series since then. I just chose this one to review beca ...more
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Aug 31, 2009
 
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
3.58
This is a non-fiction book about a middle-class woman going 'undercover' to work minimum pay jobs in 3 different parts of the country. (She works at a ...more
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Feb 22, 2008
 
Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-Opening Journey Across the Life Line
4.23
This book struck me as like one of those info-mercials where in the beginning the host is very skeptical about the benefits of the product and then by ...more
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Jul 04, 2011
 
Pillar of Light (The Work and the Glory, #1)
4.27
I realize I am many years later than most who have read these books, but I finally got around it. In a way, it felt like eating vegetables with a cand ...more
Feb 14, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
 
We are in a Book!
4.61
I love this whole series of easy readers, but this one is maybe my new favorite. (My other favorite is "My friend is sad.") From the same author as wr ...more
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Jan 08, 2011
 
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
3.90
This is a book I never would have picked up if it hadn't been for book group. The beginning seemed a little forced, the middle became pretty good, and ...more
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Jan 20, 2012
 
Rhyming Dust Bunnies
4.21
One of the all-time most fun children's books I have read. Simple enough for my 3-year-old to love but fun enough for my 8-year-old to play act and re ...more
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Apr 08, 2013
 
7th Heaven (Women's Murder Club, #7)
4.04
This was the first James Patterson book I've read. It felt like reading 2 CSI episodes with a love triangle thrown in. It made for good brain candy wh ...more
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Apr 01, 2010
 
Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy
3.73
I really wish I could give this book 3 1/2 stars. The book talks about the killing of the 5 Amish school girls and how the community weathered it and ...more
Mar 09, 2009
Feb 09, 2009
 
Little Hoot
4.11
Little Hoot wants to go to bed early like his friends, but his parents insist he stay awake. While my 5 year-old and 3 year-old thought it was silly a ...more
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Jun 15, 2010
 
Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes (Mercy Watson #6)
4.19
We love the whole Mercy Watson series. Short chapters, still quite a few pictures, and really fun characters and story lines. Would suggest to read al ...more
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Jan 08, 2011
 
Micro
3.31
I'd probably give this 2 1/2 stars. I got it from the library because it was an available e-book and I wanted to try out my new Kindle. It was fun, bu ...more
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Feb 18, 2013
 
Fancy Nancy
4.12
I like a lot of the many Fancy Nancy books that came after this, but the original is by far the best. My 3-year-old's eyes lit up watching Nancy teach ...more
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Jan 22, 2011
 
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
4.35
Somewhere between 3.5 and 4 stars. Mostly because I expected a lot and loved his other books. Kind of felt like a stretch to make it a book and not ju ...more
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Jan 26, 2015
 
The Year of Billy Miller
3.80
Listened to this one in the car. My 9-year-old, 7-year-old, and 4-year-old all loved it. Chronicles growing up from being a 'little kid' to a 'bigger ...more
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Aug 15, 2014
 
The Awakening
3.60
Interesting book for discussion, but I found Edna to be such a flawed character. (Maybe it was mental illness rather than character flaw.) It was a sh ...more
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Jul 06, 2013
 
Frozen Assets: Cook for a Day, Eat for a Month
3.34
As we prepare for the arrival of our 3rd child, I appreciate the idea behind freezer cooking. I'm not sure I'd ever actually cook for an 8 hour day an ...more
Sep 24, 2009
Aug 19, 2009
 
Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
3.72
This is a comical memoir about an Iranian immigrant growing up in the US. It was enjoyable, but not super memorable. The chapters are short, which was ...more
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Aug 02, 2009
 
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)
4.31
3.5 stars. I think. Maybe 4. Set in England, a girl in her later 20's becomes caregiver to a suicidal quadriplegic. Will be a good book club discussio ...more
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Sep 20, 2014
 
Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen
3.87
I wanted to give this 3 1/2 stars. This is the second book I have read lately that felt like it deserved to be a long magazine article and not a book. ...more
Mar 14, 2009
Jan 12, 2009
 
The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
3.52
I liked the idea of this book, but I kind of got sick of the author. Her approach to increasing happiness just seemed kind of shallow. I ended up skim ...more
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Sep 07, 2013
 
Outliers: The Story of Success
4.06
My favorite book by Malcolm Gladwell so far. Great read, made for great conversation with my husband, and something you could read in pieces and not f ...more
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May 25, 2012
 
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
4.20
I'd give it 4 1/2 stars-- I really enjoyed it, but it wasn't life changing. The author is at the end of his surgical residency and shares all kinds of ...more
Jan 2011
Dec 23, 2010
 
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
4.28
This was a fun read while rocking a fussy baby. The ending tied things up a little too well for my tastes. I can see how a young teen could really dig ...more
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Mar 24, 2010
 
Dinner with Dad: How I Found My Way Back to the Family Table
3.27
Nonfiction about a dad-lawyer who realizes his life and family have been sucked away from him and decides to eat dinner with his family 5 nights a wee ...more
Jan 2007
Feb 22, 2008
 
How to Create the Perfect Wife: Britain's Most Ineligible Bachelor and His Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate
3.55
I almost gave it 5 stars, but I feel asleep once in the beginning. Stranger than fiction and really well researched, this book explores Thomas Day's a ...more
Oct 30, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
 
The Ladies Auxiliary
3.65
I wish I could give this 4 1/2 stars--I really liked it. This fiction talks about a Jewish convert young widow moving to a small Orthodox community an ...more
Mar 20, 2008
Feb 22, 2008
 
The Best Birthday Party Ever
3.92
My 4-year-old is now planning her birthday, for March (9 months away.) Very clever illustrations, too.
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Jul 04, 2011
 
The Outside World
3.64
This is my second Tova Mirvis book--I loved the first one and had high expectations for this one. The premise is an Orthodox Jewish girl looking to ge ...more
Aug 15, 2009
Feb 09, 2009
 
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
3.87
A little trite at points, but neat to think of how our lives are connected to each other.
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Sep 07, 2013
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