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My Empire of Dirt: How One Man Turned His Big-City Backyard into a Farm
2.73
did not like it
I was so excited when I stumbled upon this book in the book store and added it to my list to order from the library. As you can probably tell from my ...more
May 10, 2010
May 10, 2010
 
One Year to an Organized Life: From Your Closets to Your Finances, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Completely Organized for Good
3.52
it was ok
Can't say that the author had a particularly new slant to the whole organization thing, though I did pick up a tip or two on filing. The organization ...more
May 05, 2008
May 05, 2008
 
Whip Smart: A Memoir
3.39
it was ok
I heard about this memoir on NPR and from the interview, it sounded quirky and a bit more fun-spirited. The actual book was a complete downer. The aut ...more
Apr 28, 2010
Apr 24, 2010
 
$20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better
3.51
did not like it
So, in the future, when gas hits $16 - $20 a gallon, I'll still be able to have hot house tomatoes in January and drive an electric car. In fact, ever ...more
Nov 18, 2009
Nov 14, 2009
 
Written in Stone
3.65
it was ok
I wanted to like this book because I enjoy many things having to do with Native history, but this book fell rather flat for me. I did like the relatio ...more
Jul 25, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
 
Give Please a Chance
3.20
did not like it
Oh, please. It took not one, but TWO authors to come up with such literary wonders as, "Can I have seconds? Please." A mouse could have written a bett ...more
Dec 03, 2016
Dec 03, 2016
 
Blue Horse Dreaming
3.78
Brutal, but moving. I don't even know what to say about this book. It was beautiful, stark, heart-wrenching. I have a thing for Indian captive stories ...more
Oct 30, 2008
Oct 30, 2008
 
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!
4.25
did not like it
Eeeew. Strange illustrations. Kids would be creeped out by Don Pepe. And he does all sorts of terrible things to the poor rooster - locking him in a c ...more
Feb 10, 2017
Feb 10, 2017
 
There Is a Tribe of Kids
3.78
really liked it
This is not really a storybook. At least, the storyline is carried by the illustrations in this book. The text are more informative than storytelling ...more
May 07, 2016
May 07, 2016
 
Walter's Wonderful Web
3.96
really liked it
Nice little story introducing shapes.
Aug 17, 2016
Aug 17, 2016
 
The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank's Window
4.21
really liked it
Ages 5 -9. Sepia illustrations in McCarty's recognizable style (truncated arms and legs, bulky bodies) accompany this simple story about the horse che ...more
Apr 29, 2016
Apr 29, 2016
 
Green Green
3.70
liked it
Weak storyline. The illustrations are fab, but I couldn't really tell what was going on. One moment we appear to be in a rural setting, the next some ...more
May 11, 2017
May 11, 2017
 
The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife's Memoir
3.62
it was ok
I wanted to like this book, but I didn't. I thought the author's picture held promise - she really looks like a midwife should look: plump, rosy cheek ...more
Nov 02, 2009
Oct 01, 2008
 
Every Day Birds
4.21
really liked it
Colorful, yet simplistic stained glass-like" illustrations adorn this sweet introduction to common birds. More informational text about each bird appe ...more
Mar 04, 2016
Mar 04, 2016
 
Dark Places
3.92
really liked it
Normally, I don't touch books like this, not being the type of reader who likes gore or mysteries...or thrillers, for that matter. But, I was intrigue ...more
May 13, 2009
May 06, 2009
 
Stop Following Me, Moon!
3.13
liked it
Strange illustration of bear. In fact, I found it hard for my brain to make sense of his face in some of the illustrations. Why is one eye so much big ...more
Apr 25, 2016
Apr 25, 2016
 
Dylan the Villain
3.83
really liked it
Overall, a satisfying and funny picturebook despite minor flaws (Eg. Dylan's costume is "scary" and Addison's is "bone chilling" but the illustrations ...more
Mar 18, 2016
Mar 18, 2016
 
Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph
4.26
really liked it
This is one of those fabulous kids books that I'm not quite sure what to do with. Sure, as an adult with some knowledge about the world, I can appreci ...more
May 07, 2016
May 07, 2016
 
Hour of the Bees
4.19
it was ok
I stopped reading after maybe 10 pages when the story was already presenting problems for me.
1. The grandfather has been abandoned by his son (Caroli
...more
Apr 09, 2016
Apr 09, 2016
 
World Made by Hand (World Made by Hand #1)
3.65
liked it
Though this book was long on dialogue and short on character development, I did end up enjoying it despite myself. Bits of it were clever, but there w ...more
Feb 18, 2010
Feb 18, 2010
 
Luna
3.86
really liked it
I read this book thinking I was getting a little background for the Teen Literature Conference in April by reading one of the keynote speaker's books. ...more
Mar 17, 2010
Mar 15, 2010
 
The Bog Baby
4.11
it was amazing
A sweet story about two children who capture a bog baby and find out he isn't happy and doesn't thrive in their care, so they must learn to let go des ...more
Apr 2012
Jan 18, 2013
 
The Seventh Most Important Thing
4.06
liked it
I beg to differ with Kirkus' starred review. I felt like the storyline was rushed. Arthur, the boy who throws the rock at Mr. Hampton/neighborhood "ju ...more
Mar 17, 2016
Mar 11, 2016
 
Mommy, Pick Me Up
3.12
it was ok
This is one of those picturebooks that might be charming for adults, but not for kids. How many times a day does a mommy hear phrases from her kids li ...more
Apr 09, 2016
Apr 09, 2016
 
The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
3.82
it was ok
I've researched this author's credentials and can't find anything to indicate why he should be an expert in peak oil. Somehow he's managed to gain som ...more
May 23, 2009
May 13, 2009
 
The End of Your Life Book Club
3.81
liked it
I would like to say that I found this book enlightening, but I found it to be rather mundane. I hate to say that of someone else's work - especially o ...more
Nov 05, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
 
Building Our House
4.15
really liked it
I really like this book because this would also be my dream - to move to the country and build our own house. The illustrations are charming (check ea ...more
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
 
Mortality
4.12
liked it
A very tiny book, easily consumed in an afternoon. I'm stil not quite sure what to make of it. It is difficult, at best, to write a review on a book t ...more
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
 
If You Find Me
4.06
liked it
While I liked the beauty of the author's writing, I found elements of the story implausible - especially the meth-addicted mother who can't manage the ...more
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
 
Giraffes Ruin Everything
3.50
really liked it
Cute book along the lines of What Do You Do With a Kangaroo by Mercer Myers
Aug 17, 2016
Aug 17, 2016
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