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Agreenhouse rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Stoner by John Williams
Stoner
by John Williams
read in November, 2013
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I loved this book. It was the first book since Jacob was born that I really got into and read without distraction. Stoner's quiet dignity compelled me to root for him even when everything else in his life went wrong. He confronted such evil people (w ...more
Agreenhouse rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
The Wednesday Wars
by Gary D. Schmidt
read in December, 2013
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See my review for Okay for Now - great voice - just some plot points seem contrived - a teacher who won an Olympic medal and nobody knows about it??? There were always rumors that Mr. Wells, my 12th grade math teacher, was in the Olympics for Austria ...more
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Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
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Revenge of a Band Geek Gone Bad by Naomi Rabinowitz
Revenge of a Band Geek Gone Bad
by Naomi Rabinowitz (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2013
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Band geek Melinda falls for the zany, popular trumpet player Josh. Every girl in junior high or high school who longs for a boy to see past her exterior appearance and fall in love with the real wonderful person inside (a.k.a. most girls) will relate ...more
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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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I can't believe how much I loved this book after hating when reading it in high school. It shows some books should not be read by 14 year olds.
Do not read the Custom House, a short story introduction in the beginning of the book. Just painful and sl
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The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
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I made my other book club members read this book because I always wanted to read Pynchon and this was his shortest book. I had no clue what I was getting myself into. Only towards the last third of the book did I realize I would need to read the book ...more
Agreenhouse rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The First Man by Albert Camus
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Many years after reading The Stranger in high school, I picked up this Camus semi-autobiographical book for my book club. From the first page, I was thrilled to find a sensory and heartfelt extravaganza, so unlike Camus's other sterile and philosophi ...more
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Summit Fever by Andrew Greig
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For those of us who will never make a Himalayan mountain climbing exhibition, this is the next best thing. It gave me insight into the people who go through torture to get to the top. It also was a wonderful travelogue, bringing me to remote HImalaya ...more
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Keeping the Feast by Paula Butturini
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Since having returned from Italy, I can't get enough of books about the beautiful country. Reading about it at least gives me the chance to return in my mind. Of course, I get jealous of people who have had a chance to spend significant amount of tim ...more
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The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
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Part travelogue, part journey into the human psyche, this book, as the title indicates, is about a man searching for places filled with happy people. He visits places chosen by happiness scientists as the happiest and unhappiest places on earth.
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