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My Ántonia
Just as I really like Death Comes for the Archbishop, I really like the descriptive phrases in these stories of the settling of what we now call the m ...more
Jan 1967
Mar 14, 2008
And I thought Wuthering Heights was bad. I struggled through this book because the group I belonged to had promised each other that we would read what ...more
Jan 1985
Mar 23, 2008
Without Remorse (John Clark, #1)
This is my favorite Tom Clancy--I loved seeing how John Clark came to be--I felt for this character and how he tried to right wrongs even if how he di ...more
Jan 1993
Mar 26, 2008
The President's Lady: A Novel About Rachel and Andrew Jackson
All I knew about Andrew Jackson could fill 1 page-mostly about the War of 1812 and his political battles with John Q. Adams==this was a wonderful read ...more
Jan 1971
Mar 25, 2008
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1)
Had no idea what the kids were talking about--but once I read it was a great read--good wins and children can discover that although life is tough you ...more
Jul 1999
Mar 11, 2008
The Scarlet Letter
I was taking the exam on this book when our principal came on the loud speaker to tell us that President Kennedy had been shot. I enjoyed this book bu ...more
Jan 1963
Mar 11, 2008
The Giving Tree
This book is just too wonderful--Do you wonder why Jesus is called the "tree of Life"? We even did an adaptation of this for a Christmas party--share ...more
Jan 1985
Mar 11, 2008
Sister Carrie
Small town girl comes to the big city--Chicago--learns a lot about life-can be brutal at times but a good read--the author doesn't lead you on and the ...more
Mar 1984
Apr 09, 2008
Beatrice's Goat
Hard to read this book to students without a tear or two but such an important book to share with students of all ages. We must truly be thankful for ...more
Jan 2004
May 06, 2008
A Tale of Two Cities
A friend couldn't believe I hadn't read this one--so we read it together. I was majoring in history and was taking a class in European military histor ...more
Jan 1967
Mar 18, 2008
Amelia Bedelia Treasury
I can't remember when I read my first Amelia but I was hooked--I love to watch children as they come to see how words can be misused or misunderstood- ...more
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May 25, 2008
Snow Treasure
I read this book because my then 10 year old daughter was having so much trouble with it. It is actually a good book for showing how some children in ...more
Jan 1989
Mar 15, 2008
The Lorax
This was the last time I think I read this book--how did he know about global warming and de-forestation all those years ago? Used this when doing a b ...more
Jan 2000
Apr 15, 2008
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
This one was great--I loved the tri-wizard contests and the first meeting of the newly embodied Voldermort. It was worth waiting for. I have listened ...more
Aug 2002
Mar 11, 2008
Pride and Prejudice
I read this in a world literature class in high school. It became a favorite. I have read it many times since. It amazes me how far forward and also b ...more
Jan 1964
Mar 10, 2008
A Week in the Woods
Another Andrew Clements which shows the diversity of problems middle school children have and how they learn to cope or solve them--I like the fact th ...more
Jan 2003
Apr 14, 2008
The Carp in the Bathtub
well written story of a brother and sister who discover the Passover fish in their bath tub and decide to save its life--really funny and gives a good ...more
Mar 1991
May 23, 2008
Love is Eternal
Historical fiction-I really enjoy this genre but I think Stone takes a few liberties with history as he writes. It is interesting to find out about Ma ...more
Jan 1973
Mar 25, 2008
Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season
I am a Yankee fan and bought this book for my brother -the Yankee hater==it was on back order so Christmas passed-when it came I read it and really co ...more
Jan 2005
May 26, 2008
The Kissing Hand
What a great book for children who have anxiety about going off to school and leaving Mom at home. We have read this to many kindergarten classes and ...more
Sep 2003
Apr 25, 2008
Too fun, too creative. Imagine taking a word ANT and combining it with other letters to make a new word-one for each letter of the alphabet and you wo ...more
Jan 1996
Apr 30, 2008
84, Charing Cross Road
A friend gave me this--I loved reading about how WW2 was still a factor in English life--The letters were wonderful--it was a sad ending but a wonderf ...more
Jan 1987
Apr 29, 2008
Circle of Friends
I friend of mine gave me this after I told her how much I liked the movie--the book was so much better and my first encounter with Maeve Binchy and I ...more
Jan 1995
Mar 12, 2008
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch
A lovely story about a lonely man who receives a valentine with no name on it--he begins to share the joy he feels and all around him grow--A great bo ...more
Feb 2006
Jun 02, 2008
Thanksgiving at the Tappletons'
Ever have one of those Thanksgivings? Well you can re-live it in this book--the last class I shared it with laughed so much it was hard to keep them l ...more
Nov 1996
Jun 05, 2008
Mr. George Baker
A great story about a young boy and his 100 year old friend, George Baker who rides the bus to school with him everyday so he, George can learn to rea ...more
Sep 17, 2008
Sep 17, 2008
Rumors of War (Children of the Promise, #1)
And so begins the saga of a latter-day saint family living in Salt Lake City as the WW2 begins. Great historical fiction--the events of the war are sh ...more
Jan 1998
Mar 09, 2008
Madame Bovary
The original "romance novel" but better written!
I remember hearing about this book when I was in high school but didn't read until my sister gave it t
Jan 1990
Mar 30, 2008
Cornelius Vandermouse: The Pride of Newport
Another well written book by the Barnes' that tells of the city of Newport, RI through the eyes of a mouse named Cornelius--kids will not realize they ...more
Jan 2005
May 27, 2008
The Odyssey
Read parts in high school and college-it is something all should read just to able to converse with others, get jokes, understand inuendos, etc. Plus ...more
Jan 1967
Mar 11, 2008