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And One More Thing Before You Go... by Maria Shriver
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I bought this book as a gift for my neighbor but I read it first. She has just graduated from high school and eagerly awaiting to go off to college. The book is centered around a speech Maria Shriver gave to a graduating class. It is a heartwarming g ...more
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Ten Poems to Change Your Life by Roger Housden
Ten Poems to Change Your Life
by Roger Housden (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2008
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I love to read poetry but wonder sometimes if what I think the poet is saying is way off track from what the poet was trying to expres. Ten Poems was fun for me to read because after I read and thought about the poem, I could read the author's reflec ...more
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
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This is certainly not a traditional detective story. The author has a unique way of giving the reader a view of African culture and tradition in the setting of a detective novel. The author even has the reader pondering social issues. The detective a ...more
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The Christmas Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Christmas Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts, #8)
by Jennifer Chiaverini (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2008
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I had read the Quilter's Apprentice and after meeting the characters wanted to read more in this heartwarming (but a little sad) series. We had met Sarah McClure who meets and befriends Sylvia, a cranky lady moving back to her childhood home, Elm Cre ...more
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Jesus Freaks by D.C. Talk
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The stories of martyrs throughout early Chrisianity as well modern times are highlighted in this book written by the group, DC talk. This book made me wonder if I would have the courage that these martyrs had and actually give my life for my faith an ...more
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A Family Christmas by Caroline Kennedy
A Family Christmas
by Caroline Kennedy
read in January, 2007
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This book is a collection of stories, poetry, scripture, songs and letters to and from Santa and to the author’s father, John F Kennedy. It is a unique Christmas anthology and an enjoyable read.
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Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
by Greg Mortenson (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: everyone
read in February, 2008
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Three Cup of Tea is an amazing story of the difference one person can make in the world.
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“The only way we are ever going to ensure peace on this planet is to adopt the entire world as "our family". We are going to have to hug them, and kiss them. And dance and play with them. And we are going to have to sit and talk and walk and cry with them. Because when we do, we'll be able to see that indeed, everyone is beautiful, and we all complement each other beautifully and we would all be poorer without each other.”
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