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Un Lun Dun
Cheryl rated a book 2 of 5 stars
by China Miéville (Goodreads Author)
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read in January, 2015
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Cheryl Cheryl said: " Disappointing. The author had lots of fun ideas for the world-building of UnLondon (yes, it's inconsistently spelled) and he made sure to get them all in. Basically it's just a fast-paced adventure, but 432 pp of small print (in a kids' book!) is jus ...more"

 
A Field Guide to ...
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Cheryl Cheryl said: " Ok, before I start: off the top of my head, I know Angus, Holstein, Guernsey, Jersey, Longhorn, and Hereford. Obviously I have a lot to learn, even though I grew up in farm country and like cows. This book looks like a fun way for us laypersons to ge ...more"

 
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I Love My Hat by Douglas Florian
I Love My Hat
by Douglas Florian (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Um, you-all know I can enjoy a silly book aimed at toddlers, right? So why can't I enjoy this?
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Subliminal by Leonard Mlodinow
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Moby Dick by Eric A. Kimmel
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All the reviews I've read are valid. And they all say about the same thing. So you don't need me to tell you more. The ratings are all over the place, though, aren't they? I guess that means you'll have to read this and judge it for yourself. All I c ...more
Moby Dick by Eric A. Kimmel
"A picture book version of the great American classic. In rhyming, rhythmic text, Ishmael recounts the quest to hunt down Moby Dick and he alone was left to tell the tale.

An author's note following the story explains the inspiration behind the ori..." Read more of this review »
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
"Other reviewers speak much more eloquently about this book than I can. So I'll try to be kind of brief in my observations about this book.

1) You have a donut and a donut hole. The story of Ahab and Moby Dick is the donut hole. Herman Melville, cle..." Read more of this review »
Cheryl and 2 other people liked GoldGato's review of Moby-Dick:
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
"Call me Hooked-On-Melville.

Some years ago - none of your business how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, except for good cappuccinos, I thought I would walkabout a little and see the bookstores of the world. It is a way I have..." Read more of this review »
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Wind In The Door by Madeleine L'Engle
Wind In The Door
by Madeleine L'Engle
read in January, 2015
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"Now, the science isn't quite right: mitochondria don't produce oxygen. They do use oxygen, though, to generate ATP, which the cell then uses as a source of chemical energy. Mitochondria are essential to our ut
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Three Samurai Cats by Eric A. Kimmel
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You know what, I'm not going to check on how 'true' this folktale is. I love the humor of it, and the Zen lesson we can learn from it, just the way it is. The pictures are a lot of fun, and they sure look sufficiently authentic to me.

Thank you Mr. Ki
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A Pig is Moving In! by Claudia Fries
A Pig is Moving In!
by Claudia Fries
read in January, 2015
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The message is strong, but not heavy-handed. And the characters & illustrations are delightful. Just a wonderful little story for both families and schools.
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The Golden Swans; a picture story from Thailand by Kermit Krueger
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Thailand! How refreshing to visit folklore from an under-represented culture!

Krueger served in Thailand in the Peace Corp, and Young spent his early childhood in China, so I trust good intentions. But to verify, I looked around online, and apparently
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Elie Wiesel
“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
Elie Wiesel

James Baldwin
“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”
James Baldwin

Lemony Snicket
“Wicked people never have time for reading. It's one of the reasons for their wickedness.”
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Lois McMaster Bujold
“Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.”
Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign

Henry David Thoreau
“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

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