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Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
Out of My Mind
by Sharon M. Draper (Goodreads Author)
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Don't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon
Don't Breathe a Word
by Jennifer McMahon (Goodreads Author)
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Kept me fascinated, interested in the characters as we swung back and forth between today's world and fifteen years ago. I didn't know what kind of story I was reading: a realistic thriller or a fantasy novel. Just when the author had me convinced th ...more
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
"A miraculous journey, indeed.
I just finished the audio version and my second time through this modern parable about learning to love.
Below is my original review and it still stands.

I can be quite a senimental sap at times and I have not cried this..." Read more of this review »
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The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo
The Tiger Rising
by Kate DiCamillo (Goodreads Author)
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I really liked this story. Although short, it deals with elemental themes like death, sorrow, freedom, truth, and friendship. Minor issues that could be discussed include how adults so often fail the children in their lives (like the bus driver who a ...more
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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
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In many of her other books, Christie has a character note that many people may have committed murder and gotten away with it. Well, in this book she gathers ten such people - who escaped the law but will not escape judgment. I was so caught up in thi ...more
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Sound of the Trumpet by Grace Livingston Hill
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I didn't like this one. The central intrigue of the spies was corny, and their feeble attempts to involve John Sargent were not believable. Victor was overbearing stupid and rude, Lisle's father was barely in the story, and Lisle's mother kept waffli ...more
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Five Children and It by E. Nesbit
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I read this as an adult, but enjoyed it. The squabbling children are very realistic siblings; I only wish I could leave my two year old for my older kids to watch all day! jk This theme can be found even in ancient myths: to be careful what you wish ...more
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In the Coils of the Snake by Clare B. Dunkle
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I zoomed through this book, longing to figure out what would happen to the elf kingdom. I enjoyed the characteristics of the different peoples and how they live; very convincing and fit in well with what you know of goblins and elves from other fanta ...more
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Raisel's Riddle by Erica Silverman
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I loved this Cinderella tale set in Poland in the late 1800s during the Purim festival. The rabbi's son (instead of the prince) is attracted by her beauty but intrigued by her brains. Their brief conversation is actually more discussion than most Cin ...more
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C.S. Lewis
“If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.”
C.S. Lewis

Tullian Tchividjian
“God's ability to clean things up is infinitely greater than our ability to mess things up.”
Tullian Tchividjian, Surprised By Grace: God's Relentless Pursuit Of Rebels

William Goldman
“My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

William Goldman
“I'm not witch. I'm your wife.”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

William Goldman
“Inconceivable!"
"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

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