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The Big Sleep
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recommended to Alejandra "Allie" by: Helene Brown
recommended for: fans of hardboiled or pulp fiction, the 1930's, mystery, and really fun language.
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Alejandra "Allie" Alejandra "Allie" said: " I am already in love with the language of this book. I want to read it a-loud just to hear the words spoken but it's not really kid friendly. "

 
Heroes, Gods and ...
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Alejandra "Allie" Alejandra "Allie" said: " Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians series author) recommends this 20+ something year old book as the best guide to date for Greek mythology. He recommends it for middle grade readers and seeing that is where my heart for books lies and tha ...more "

 
Three Cups of Tea...
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Alejandra "Allie" Alejandra "Allie" said: " Maybe this is cheating to give a book 5 stars before completing it, but from what I've read so far it would take a lot to change this. Also, I trust the review of my other friends on this and already I am moved to tears of hope and compassion -- the ...more "

 
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Blindness by José Saramago
" No, it's a book group read for the lighter months. Not reading something so deep and dark before winter is passed. :-) Glad to know you thought so hig ...more "
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
" That is soooo funny. "
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Big Sleep
by Raymond Chandler
recommended to Alejandra "Allie" by: Helene Brown
recommended for: fans of hardboiled or pulp fiction, the 1930's, mystery, and really fun language.
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I am already in love with the language of this book. I want to read it a-loud just to hear the words spoken but it's not really kid friendly.
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by Laura Amy Schlitz
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village
by Laura Amy Schlitz
recommended to Alejandra "Allie" by: Haley's Battle of the Books List
recommended for: those interested in medieval times, drama, poetry, a lovely YA picture book, & of course Teachers!
read in September, 2008
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It's not often that even a YA picture book gets the Newberry Medal but it's very easy to see why this one did. This book was written by a librarian to help the children at her school learn about and having a starring role in medieval times. She wrote ...more
Trickster's Queen by Tamora Pierce
Trickster's Queen (Daughter of the Lioness, #2)
by Tamora Pierce (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2008
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Trickster's Choice and this its sequel have earned a spot on my bookshelf for all time favorite fantasies. Trickster's Queen plunges us into the rebellion, the sacrifices of war and the ethical dilemma's faced by those who wage it. Filled with more t ...more
The Open Road by Pico Iyer
" "I'm glad there are people in the world much smarter than I am, but I'm not sure we'd enjoy spending a lot of time together." LOL, I totally relate.
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Blindness by José Saramago
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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
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The Lucifer Effect by Philip G. Zimbardo
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This is a book group recommend. I don't really want to live in it's pages, but I think it will be one of those books that is good for a society to force themselves to read. Will see how far I can get into it before ducking for cover. ;-)
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