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A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
"A standard must read text based on Woolf’s lectures to the two Cambridge colleges which admitted women in 1928. It expresses a clear truth and clear injustice in very inventive ways. She describes her trials and tribulations in writing and researc..." Read more of this review »
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
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Serena by Ron Rash
"I read the first 90 pages of this book and couldn't continue. The writing is excellent, quite impressive, really. But when each chapter brought a new form of cruelty to animals, I had to stop.
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The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
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Between three and four stars. In spite of its modern publishing, this is comes across as an old fashioned book. For three weeks, the four Penderwick sisters, three pre-teens and a younger one, and their widower father vacation in a cottage in rural M ...more
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Habibi by Craig Thompson
"I don't even really know what I read here, but I do know that liked it.

Part love story, part coming-of-age novel, part environmental warning, Habibi covers a lot of ground.

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Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
"I have many librarian friends who raved endlessly about When You Reach Me, and then found Liar and Spy kind of a let-down afterwards. It was with this in mind that I decided I should read Liar and Spy first, to give it a chance NOT to disappoint m..." Read more of this review »
3 Sleuths, 2 Dogs, 1 Murder by Maggie Pill
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