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The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems
The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney
Julie rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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This book is vast. It starts with a wealthy family in Charleston in the early 1800's who own slaves. One of their many children, Sarah, is given a young slave girl, Hetty/Handful for her 11th birthday. This kicks off a dual narrative given by them th ...more
Julie rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney
The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #9)
by Jeff Kinney (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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The Heffleys are my peeps and this time my peeps took a road trip. Because the story takes place primarily in the van and is a long haul of misadventures, I concentrated on the art quite a bit. Kinsey's tight line drawings and use of silhouettes in t ...more
Julie rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry
The Templar Legacy (Cotton Malone, #1)
by Steve Berry (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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Treading gingerly here because on the one hand I really admired the story and the tremendous amount of research that went into this book. Even if there were wild inaccuracies, as a casual reader I couldn't pick up on any discrepancies or things that ...more
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
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Reread #2: this Harry Potter clicked on all OWLs. It integrated all of the previous story lines and set the stage for the rest of the series. Superb!
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Sunshine on Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith
Sunshine on Scotland Street (44 Scotland Street #8)
by Alexander McCall Smith (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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There is something so moving about these books that are not about much. It is this random group of people who live vaguely in the same area of Edinburgh whose lives bump into each other occasionally. What I love is the soothing narrative that is punc ...more
Julie rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
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Little bit of a wobble between being a 4 and a 5 star book. Here's what makes it a 5: Teenage Lucy and Owen are trapped together on their apartment building elevator during a blackout in New York City. Neither of them are being well parented and they ...more
Julie rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Frida Kahlo by Margaret Frith
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Frida Kahlo was a complicated artist. This book is a gentle introduction to her not so gentle life. Interesting to have Tomie dePaola's illustrations blended in with reproductions of her paintings.
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Matisse by Laurence Anholt
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I love Matisse. This picture book captures the period of the painter's life when his health was failing. He created a beautiful chapel in southern France that is now at the top of my bucket list of things to see.
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Charles Dickens
“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Tennessee Williams
“If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels.”
Tennessee Williams, Conversations with Tennessee Williams

Mark Twain
“I haven't any right to criticize books, and I don't do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticize Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can't conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.”
Mark Twain

John Irving
“Goodnight you princes of Maine, you kings of New England.”
John Irving, The Cider House Rules

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
Jorge Luis Borges

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