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"Sarah wrote: "If you guys liked reading this series and Divergent, you may have fun with Maureen McGowan's Dust Chronicles (Deviants, Compliance, Glor...more "
Above the East China Sea by Sarah Bird
Above the East China Sea
by Sarah Bird (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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My husband gave this book to me as a present, and I had no expectation of it -- and it's one of my favorites so far this year. What a nice surprise, to find a book with mystical elements that is both believable and sympathetic. Sarah Bird creates two...more
What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman
What She Left Behind
by Ellen Marie Wiseman (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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I read this book before, when it was called The Orphan Train. Just kidding! There are some parallels but I think I liked this book more in most ways. Like in The Orphan Train, there is a now-storyline that involves a foster kid about to age out of th...more
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"I don't think that people in deep ruts make big changes without a precipitating event -- so until Pete hits rock bottom in some pretend future, I don'...more "
Champion by Marie Lu
Champion (Legend, #3)
by Marie Lu (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones
The String Diaries
by Stephen Lloyd Jones (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Alexander McQueen by Judith Watt
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Argh. This was a pretty frustrating book for more than one reason. It was written in a passive, academic voice, i.e. "It was decided that..." YUCK! The very technical writing style was so dry it was difficult for me to stay engaged. While I appreciat...more
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
by Anne Lamott (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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I'd read Lamott's "Help, Thanks, Wow!" last year and was underwhelmed. Someone suggested I try Bird by Bird, so I did, and I liked it. I could imagine her talking with me through multiple sessions of her writing class. At times, her endless neuroses...more
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"Carey wrote: "Gotta read this one!!"

Yeah, girl. My husband, son, and I all enjoyed it for some overlapping reasons, and then some that were slightly d...more
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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You don't need fond memories of the 80's, or knowledge of gaming and hacking to enjoy this book, but if you have any of them, or even a beloved kid who aspires to be a gamer, you will probably L O V E this book.

I found a lot to appreciate, actually....more
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