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Sophie's Masterpiece: A Spider's Tale
4.29
really liked it
Great story about a house spider who cares for the people in the house. Good to read aloud and use with Be Nice to Spiders by Margaret Graham. Childre ...more
Jan 2004
Jun 05, 2008
 
Shades of Gray
3.79
liked it
Good historical fiction about the Civil War and how it truly tore families apart. I really enjoyed reading this book and recommend it to students all ...more
Jan 2000
Mar 16, 2008
 
Stone Tables
3.86
liked it
The story of Moses and the children of Israel as told by his older brother, Aaron who felt he had beenh overlooked by the Lord as he was the older bro ...more
Jan 2000
Mar 16, 2008
 
The Bean Trees
3.94
liked it
A friend sent me this because I had made the opposite transcontinental move from NM to VA--that is the only thing I have in common with Taylor-this bo ...more
Aug 1989
Mar 14, 2008
 
Horrible Harry in Room 2B (Horrible Harry, #1)
3.80
really liked it
This is the first of the Horrible Harry series that I read--my daughter was in second grade and they were reading this one--This is a great series for ...more
Jan 1990
May 25, 2008
 
The Graveyard Book
4.11
really liked it
I really enjoyed this story--good choice for the Newbery-the characters are so well drawn and I liked the settings as they changed and the rules of th ...more
Feb 2009
Jan 30, 2009
 
Rebecca
4.20
really liked it
I remember really liking this movie and then I read the book--I couldn't believe they had changed the ending--was I too naive? I didn't know about Hol ...more
Jan 1966
Mar 27, 2008
 
The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories
4.14
really liked it
What would you sacrifice to give something to your loved one? A classic tale about loving another more than self--A great read at Christmas with Luke ...more
Jan 1963
Apr 20, 2008
 
Forfeit
3.90
liked it
another great read--they are almost comfort food as you try to solve the mystery before the hero does--Francis very seldom gives hidden clues which I ...more
Jan 1977
May 04, 2008
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.12
really liked it
This was a GREAT read--It reminded me of 84,Charing Cross Road--I enjoyed learning about everything through the letters of the characters--character d ...more
Dec 30, 2009
Dec 28, 2009
 
Wings
4.12
really liked it
This is a wonderful telling of the story of Daedelus and his son Icarus and how Daedelus defies the gods and pays the ultimate price for his pride. Th ...more
Jan 1997
Apr 10, 2008
 
Villette
3.74
did not like it
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
 
High Hearts
3.74
did not like it
poorly put together story of the Civil War--told by women --I love history when it is told correctly even in an historical fiction work--this was JUST ...more
Jan 1987
May 04, 2008
 
Moby-Dick (Longman Critical Edition)
3.46
it was ok
I first tried to read this in 1964--I read it again when my daughter's professor gave her a sheet where you could read the story and skip all the stuf ...more
Jan 2003
Mar 14, 2008
 
My Ántonia
3.76
really liked it
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
 
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
4.14
liked it
I saw this book in the drug store while waiting for a prescription--started reading and bought it that day. Good way to discover what Nazis were about ...more
Jan 1968
Apr 15, 2008
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
4.29
really liked it
I enjoyed it and it had many places where I found that I could not put it down. After all these years of trying to read it, I decided to just push thr ...more
Sep 20, 2013
Mar 16, 2008
 
A Week in the Woods
3.75
liked it
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
 
Player Piano
3.85
liked it
Very interesting and moving as I got into it.
Jan 28, 2015
Jan 17, 2015
 
The Carp in the Bathtub
4.08
really liked it
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
 
Without Remorse (John Clark, #1)
4.16
really liked it
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
 
Sister Carrie
3.72
liked it
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
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.24
it was amazing
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
 
The Lorax
4.35
really liked it
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)
4.52
it was amazing
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
 
The Giving Tree
4.38
it was amazing
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
 
The Scarlet Letter
3.37
really liked it
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
 
A Tale of Two Cities
3.81
really liked it
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
 
Snow Treasure
3.95
it was ok
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 President's Lady: A Novel About Rachel and Andrew Jackson
3.92
liked it
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
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