Barb Middleton
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I collapsed after reading this. What a slog. Good, but dense, detailed, and darn long. I don't particularly care for Jared Diamond's writing style. He's detailed, scholarly, and repetitive. There is so much information I had to take frequent breaks a ...more
Lucy & Andy Neanderthal by Jeffrey Brown
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Lincoln on Leadership by Donald T. Phillips
"Lincoln is my far not my favorite President, but this little book about his leadership is excellent. It has some reminders for me and also gave me a few new things to think about. I trust the quotes below will me as helpful to you as they were to..." Read more of this review »
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Arena 13 by Joseph Delaney
Arena 13 (Arena 13 Trilogy, #1)
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read in March, 2016
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Students will like the action in the book, but I won't remember it with its flat characters, meandering plot, and contradictions. I had more questions at the end than answers. I have read a lot of Delaney's books and I wouldn't call him a flowery wri ...more
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The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
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Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
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Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
" I had just read a bunch of books with archetypes. Turtle in Paradise is a good book that has the opposite - an irresponsible parent. "
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Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Cry, the Beloved Country
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read in June, 2016
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We are moving to South Africa so I thought I had better read this bestseller from 1948. I listened to the audiobook performed by the actor, Michael York. His incredible voice changes helped me visualize the characters; however, I should have read the ...more
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