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A Path Appears by Nicholas D. Kristof
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Ten Minutes from Normal by Karen  Hughes
Ten Minutes from Normal
by Karen Hughes
read in April, 2015
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I love America and I like Karen Hughes for her love of family and her faith and I believe the nice things she writes about her boss, governor and then President George W. Bush.
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Don't Bite the Hook by Pema Chödrön
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I didn't get to hear the whole thing, but I liked what I heard and I will check it out again, because I'm sure I will have to listen more than once to actually change some bad habits.
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Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear
Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs, #6)
by Jacqueline Winspear (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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I think "my" librarian loves the Maisie Dobbs series, so I have taken her recommendation to read several. The first one was okay, but now that I know a little bit more about, and am more interested in, WWI I liked this one a little more and am lookin ...more
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
by Lisa See (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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This book has been out 10 years and it's probably been on my bookshelf for 5 of those years waiting to be read. It is a well researched and written story about two girls growing up in a remote county in 19th century China. The story tells of their pa ...more
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Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma  Healey
Elizabeth Is Missing
by Emma Healey (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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Review coming after book club meets...oh wait, I'm a month ahead. April's book is Fever. Elizabeth isn't until May and I'll be out of town. Maybe I'll come home early. Dawn???
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Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
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Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
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Love as a Way of Life by Gary Chapman
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I really enjoyed listening to this on a long car ride, but by the time I got out of the car I was less kind, patient, forgiving, courteous, humble, generous, and honest than normal. Maybe I need to improve one character trait at a time.
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Michael Morpurgo
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This is a well-told tale by Michael Morpurgo with colorful illustrations by Michael Foreman based on the epic poem from the 14th century about one of King Arthur's knights who tries his hardest to be virtuous and honor his promises.
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Jane Austen
“It is only a novel... or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Albert Camus
“Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.”
Albert Camus

Rose George
“This is why the Liberian waiter laughed at me. He thought that I thought a toilet was my right, when he knew it was a privilege.
"It must be, when 2.6 billion people don't have sanitation. I don't mean that they have no toilet in their house and must use a public one with queues and fees. Or that they have an outhouse, or a ricety shack that empties into a filthy drain or pigsty. All that counts as sanitation, though not a safe variety. The people who have those are the fortunate ones. Four in ten people have no access to any latrine, toilet, bucket, or box. Nothing. Instead, they defecate by train tracks and in forests. They do it in plastic bags and fling them through the air in narrow slum alleyways. If they are women, they get up at 4 A.M. to be able to do their business under cover of darkness for reasons of modesty, risking rape and snakebites. Four in ten people live in situations where they are surrounded by human excrement because it is in the bushes outside the village or in their city yards, left by children outside the backdoor. It is tramped back in on their feet, carried on fingers onto clothes, food and drinking water.
"The disease toll of this is stunning. A gram of feces can contain 10 million viruses, 1 million bacteria, 1,000 parasite cysts, and 100 worm eggs...”
Rose George, The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters

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2011 Reading Challenge
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Kathy has completed her goal of reading 24 books for the 2011 Reading Challenge!
 
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