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"I'm interested in why you gave it a four star rating and not a five.
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"Or you could just be my 'Barb'. I don't need skiis but I could do with a bit of dusting and vacuuming and then you could start on the garden! "
Shelley recommended The Book Thief to Peter
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak (Goodreads Author)
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Shelley by: Cathy
recommended for: anyone who loves a tale well told
read in October, 2008
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This one goes on my "one of the best" list. How many books can you remember in which the storyteller is "death". Wonderful, vivid character development. An awful tale told in a very gripping way. Wow! If you haven't read it, you must. Thanks, Cathy a...more
Shelley rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
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If you haven't read this, I think you should. Before I read it, I had never contributed to a presidential campaign, never attended a local caucus, never worn a campaign button. No longer are any of the above applicable to me.

Hope is audacious but it...more
Shelley rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Middlesex
by Jeffrey Eugenides
read in January, 2006
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This is a must read. Wow!
Shelley rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Never Let Me Go
by Kazuo Ishiguro
recommended to Shelley by: Book club
read in January, 2007
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Based on an interesting premise, it is a very well written book--maybe not life changing but truly a page-turner.
Shelley rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
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Just having returned from Savannah and took the Midnight in the Garden tour. So, my second reading was in prep. It's one intriguing true story. If you like interesting characters in an interesting place, it's a must read.
Shelley rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Rope Walk by Carrie Brown
The Rope Walk
by Carrie Brown
recommended to Shelley by: Cathy W. who reads more books than anyone I know
read in January, 2008
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I had a hard time getting into this. The voices didn't seem to match the age of the characters. But, the more I read, the more hooked I was.
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