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Becky and 1 other person liked Laurel's review of Lady Susan :
Lady Susan by Jane Austen
" Jane Austen’s epistolary novel Lady Susan has never received much attention in comparison to her other six major novels. It is a short piece, only 70 pages in my edition of The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen: Minor Works containing forty-one lette... " Read more of this review »
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The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
The Gift of the Magi
by O. Henry
read in September, 2014
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I've seen adaptations of The Gift of the Magi--who hasn't? (My favorite is Bert and Ernie and Mr. Hooper.) But this is the first time I've read the actual short story. I haven't decided how I feel about it. Is this couple wise or foolish? Or are they...more
Becky rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies
Miracle on 34th Street
by Valentine Davies
read in September, 2014
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I have almost always loved the movie. I can now say that I love the book. If you love the movie, and, if you love to read, then, you should consider reading Miracle on 34th Street. True, it is not substantially different from the movie. But there are...more
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Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle by George Hagen
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I would say I enjoyed Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle, but, I'm not sure enjoyed is the right word. It kept me reading. I found it hard to put down. I wanted to know what happened next. Even if part of me didn't want to know. The book is creepy...more
Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle by George Hagen
" A twelve year old buy would probably enjoy this. Me? Not so much. (NetGalley pre-approved me for it).

But thanks anyway, NetGalley and Random House Children's, for this free book to review!

The plot was a cool idea (taking down an evil bird man) but... " Read more of this review »
Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle by George Hagen
" Closer to a 1.5, honestly.

This book is truly a bit of a mess. It doesn't know if it's a fantasy book, or a horror book, or a book centered around riddles, or a book centered around birds, or a book about animal companions, or a book about animal z... " Read more of this review »
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Edwards on the Christian Life by Dane C. Ortlund
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Edwards on the Christian Life is a wonderful book. Have you wanted to read Jonathan Edwards yourself but been a bit hesitant? Have you always thought he was too difficult to understand? If you find the thought of reading Jonathan Edwards intimidating...more
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Love's Fortune by Laura Frantz
Love's Fortune (The Ballantyne Legacy #3)
by Laura Frantz (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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Love's Fortune is the third in the Ballantyne Legacy series by Laura Frantz. Love's Fortune introduces us to another generation of the family. Characters from the previous books are older--in some cases much older. I enjoyed revisiting with these cha...more
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Children in the Holocaust and World War II by Laurel Holliday
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Children in the Holocaust and World War II: Their Secret Diaries is an almost must-read in my opinion. It is incredibly compelling and emotional. Memoirs are great. They are. I have loved many autobiographies and biographies. But diaries are a bit un...more
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The Bible Study Handbook by Lindsay Olesberg
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Victor Hugo
“Not being heard is no reason for silence.”
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“It was SHE. Whoever has loved knows all the radiant meaning contained in the three letters of this word ‘she.”
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Victor Hugo
“The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

L. Frank Baum
“As they passed the rows of houses they saw through the open doors that men were sweeping and dusting and washing dishes, while the women sat around in groups, gossiping and laughing.

What has happened?' the Scarecrow asked a sad-looking man with a bushy beard, who wore an apron and was wheeling a baby carriage along the sidewalk.

Why, we've had a revolution, your Majesty -- as you ought to know very well,' replied the man; 'and since you went away the women have been running things to suit themselves. I'm glad you have decided to come back and restore order, for doing housework and minding the children is wearing out the strength of every man in the Emerald City.'

Hm!' said the Scarecrow, thoughtfully. 'If it is such hard work as you say, how did the women manage it so easily?'

I really do not know,' replied the man, with a deep sigh. 'Perhaps the women are made of cast-iron.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz

William Shakespeare
“If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.”
William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

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