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Charissa rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Mysterious Stranger by David Blaine
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A little too heavy on the "history of magic"-type stuff for me, but I enjoyed the memoir parts of the book.
Charissa rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
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A unique, enthralling read!
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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain.Vivian Greene
Charissa rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Leprechauns and Irish Folklore by Mary Pope Osborne
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Bell's Star by Alison Hart
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The Gravel Drive by Kirk Martin
The Gravel Drive
by Kirk Martin
read in April, 2014
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As a parent, this one hit me to the core and filled me with an unshakeable reminder to love and cherish my kids!
Charissa rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Burial Rites
by Hannah Kent (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2014
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Beautifully written and haunting... I was impressed with the amount of research Kent did to tell Agnes's story.
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Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
Labor Day: A Novel
by Joyce Maynard (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2014
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Good Morning, Gorillas by Mary Pope Osborne
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern
read in March, 2014
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Such an enchanting, unique story. I'll look forward to reading future books by this author!
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Katrina Kenison
“We are the windows through which our children first see the world. Let us be conscious of the view.”
Katrina Kenison, Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry

“We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for this Earth, and to tell our stories. These are the moments when the world is made whole. In my children's memories, the adventures we've had together in nature will always exist.”
Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

Lisa See
“Having a baby is painful in order to show how serious a thing life is.”
Lisa See, Shanghai Girls

Patrick Swayze
“When those you love die, the best you can do is honor their spirit for as long as you live. You make a commitment that you're going to take whatever lesson that person or animal was trying to teach you, and you make it true in your own life... it's a positive way to keep their spirit alive in the world, by keeping it alive in yourself.”
Patrick Swayze, The Time of My Life

Karen Maezen Miller
“Attention is the most concrete expression of love. What we pay attention to thrives. What we do not pay attention to withers and dies. What will you pay attention to today?”
Karen Maezen Miller, Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life

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