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Cindy Cindy said: " I'm calling this other cultures because I have certainly never lived in a coastal community relying on boats. Not a whole lot happens and the protagonist is not appealing in any way. The character's names are interesting and everyone is quirky. Thoug ...more "

 
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already have learned so many fascinating and quirky things I've decided to buy it. I want to savor it then pass it along to Alana. This is a book that MUST be read. The pictures alone only give about 10% of
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Earthly Joys by Philippa Gregory
Earthly Joys (Earthly Joys, #1)
by Philippa Gregory (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2006
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Very interesting story about a gifted gardener to several dukes who were the power behind the thrones of King James I and Charles I. 1603-1638. He was a loyal confidant and an invaluable sevant at a time when rebellion against the unjust kings was fa ...more
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The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
The Shipping News
by Annie Proulx
read in April, 2015
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I'm calling this other cultures because I have certainly never lived in a coastal community relying on boats. Not a whole lot happens and the protagonist is not appealing in any way. The character's names are interesting and everyone is quirky. Thoug ...more
Cindy rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Creation of Anne Boleyn by Susan Bordo
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I really enjoyed this. Not a quick read but interesting and not difficult. Bordo's writing is well crafted, as in the final sentence of the introduction on pg. xvii
I liked learning how most of what is known of Boleyn originally came from the writin
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I'm so sorry you are going through such a painful time. Your fans love you and want you to get better so follow the doctor's orders and don
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The Frontiersman by Allan W. Eckert
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The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler
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I had no idea about the suffering and injustice that went on for decades as young women were coerced into giving their babies up for adoption. They were lied to about any rights they may have had and were given absolutely no knowledge or support befo ...more
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500 Paper Objects by Gene McHugh
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There are a lot of beautiful objects in this book. A few ideas I would like to copy. I scanned some of these and they are in my iPhoto folder.

The only thing I did not like was how the author included sometimes 4 to 6 objects by the same artist. Thes
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Wisdom of Our Fathers by Tim Russert
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Like it less than Big Russ & Me which I read years ago. The vignettes got a bit boring. I did enjoy reminising about my dad at first.

Baseball games at the Cleveland stadium because I got straight A's. Every year just me and my dad went and he'd t
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Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich
Shadow Tag
by Louise Erdrich
read in October, 2010
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Been wanting to read Erdrich for a long time. And I will read more! Loved so many aspects of this book. Interesting ending. My book club friends didn't like it. Too much dysfunction for them.

Pg. 19-brilliant dogs
78-82 psychology
81- kids relationships
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Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving
Last Night in Twisted River
by John Irving (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2010
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Only read half this and set it aside. Irving just drones on and on about the same things. Monica agreed with me. He's way too wordy. Sort of a male Maeve Binchy. Marybeth loves his character development and the father/son relationship in this particu ...more
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