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Bodies in Motion and at Rest by Thomas Lynch
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The Undertaking by Thomas Lynch
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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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Tullian Tchividjian
“God is not interested in what you think you should be or feel. He is not interested in the narrative you construct for yourself, or that others construct for you. Rather, He is interested in you, the you who suffers, the you who inflicts suffering on others, the you who hides, the you who has bad days (and good ones). And He meets you where you are.”
Tullian Tchividjian, Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free

Tullian Tchividjian
“If you uproot the idol and fail to plant the love of Christ in its place, the idol will grow back.”
Tullian Tchividjian, Jesus + Nothing = Everything

Tullian Tchividjian
“...this culture of mandatory happiness actually promotes dishonesty and more suffering.”
Tullian Tchividjian, Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free

Tullian Tchividjian
“Grief, of course, is not something that operates according to a specific time frame, and it seems cold to suggest otherwise. Yet when we do not grasp that God is present in pain, we eventually insist on victory or, worse, blame the sufferer for not "getting over it" fast enough. This is more than a failure to extend compassion; it's an exercise in cruelty.”
Tullian Tchividjian, Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free

William Goldman
“Miracle Max: Have fun stormin' da castle.
Valerie: Think it'll work?
Miracle Max: It would take a miracle.”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

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