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Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
Crow Lake
by Mary Lawson
read in June, 2014
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Examining one of my favorite topics, family relationships, this book beautfully illustrates the truth that it is not the event but rather the interpretation of the event that influences our future. Trickier still is the truth that members of the same...more
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
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I wouldn't dare knock Shakespeare. He's brilliant, of course. But this is not my favorite comedy. I like Much Ado or Taming of the Shrew better. Still brilliant, though.
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Mormon Country by Wallace Stegner
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Like Stegnar said, "Point of view is everything," and his point of view as an outsider of the religion makes his interpretation of some events very different from mine. That said, he tries very hard to be fair in his historical take on the settlement...more
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Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Cutting for Stone
by Abraham Verghese
read in April, 2014
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Fascinating read that kept me thinking for days. The characters will stay with me.
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The Southwest Corner by Mildred Walker
The Southwest Corner
by Mildred Walker
read in May, 2014
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Another Mildred Walker book for me! This slim, little novella reads like big literature. Marcia Elder is a woman in her 80's trying to come to grips with how to manage the concessions one must make to aging without losing her dignity and voice. For a...more
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Claude & Camille by Stephanie Cowell
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Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
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The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
The Wednesday Wars
by Gary D. Schmidt
read in May, 2014
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5/18/14: Certainly didn't disappoint the second time around! I suggested this for a summer read for our incoming 8th graders, and thought I had better review it. It is going to be perfect for them, and I have heard nothing but rave reviews from other...more
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Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Dead End in Norvelt
by Jack Gantos
read in May, 2014
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Looking for a funny read for my daughter, I bought this one. She read 3 pages and said it was "Boring!" but she is almost 13 now and finds everything boring, so...I gave it a go. It was enjoyable: a great sense of fun as well as an interesting tie to...more
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C.S. Lewis
“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for a bird to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Viktor E. Frankl
“For the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth - that Love is the ultimate and highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.”
Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

Viktor E. Frankl
“In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning, such as the meaning of a sacrifice.”
Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

Viktor E. Frankl
“The attempt to develop a sense of humor and to see things in a humorous light is some kind of a trick learned while mastering the art of living.”
Viktor E. Frankl

Viktor E. Frankl
“So live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!”
Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

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2011 Reading Challenge
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