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Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1)
3.72
liked it
This book was a quick read and I enjoyed the recipes that are sprinkled throughout the book. It took me almost half of the book to get into the story ...more
Sep 27, 2016
Oct 18, 2016
 
Mothers of the Prophets
4.20
liked it
This book is the latest read for our Relief Society book club. The beginning of the book is a little on the "textbook" side, but it picks up in the mi ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 26, 2008
 
Being Enough
4.35
it was amazing
I loved this book! So uplifting and inspirational. I ended up reading some sections more than once before I continued on with the book. We read it for ...more
not set
Oct 03, 2008
 
The Shack
3.74
it was ok
I was pretty skeptical about this book before I even opened the cover. Due to the reviews I had read, I was convinced it was going to be a painful ord ...more
not set
May 02, 2017
 
Charlie's Monument
4.21
really liked it
A very short read with a powerful message. It made me reflect on what I want my "monument" to be.
not set
Jan 22, 2017
 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1)
4.11
really liked it
Olivia and I read this book together for her homeschool book group. She enjoyed the story and it was never hard to get her to come read with me.
We did
...more
Jun 23, 2017
Jul 06, 2017
 
Teaching Your Children Values
4.14
really liked it
I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I am not a huge fan of self-help books, but unlike other books, this book didn't make me feel bad abo ...more
Oct 19, 2017
Oct 19, 2017
 
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, the Journal of John Woolman, Fruits of Solitude
3.50
really liked it
I only read the Benjamin Franklin autobiography, but am intrigued by the other 2 parts in this collection.

I was disappointed that the autobiography di
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Nov 10, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
 
Love, Ruby Lavender
4.05
it was amazing
I read this book with Olivia for her book club. We both really enjoyed the story. Ruby was definitely Olivia's favorite character; in fact, she insist ...more
Apr 30, 2016
Aug 27, 2016
 
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
4.34
it was amazing
Emily recommended I read this book. She really enjoyed the traveling nature of the story. Edward moves from place to place and learns important lesson ...more
Sep 20, 2008
Nov 27, 2008
 
The Persian Pickle Club
3.78
really liked it
I read this book while staying at my sister's house (I had finished the books I brought with me). I got sucked into the mystery and ended up reading l ...more
not set
Sep 23, 2009
 
The Orphan Keeper
4.32
really liked it
I enjoyed the book and stayed up early into the morning a couple of times because I couldn't put it down. The story was engaging and I was hooked righ ...more
not set
Aug 03, 2017
 
The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, #1)
4.01
really liked it
I read this book with Emily (she would read during the day and I'd read at night). We had a great time discussing it each morning. She tried really ha ...more
not set
Nov 27, 2008
 
Squanto, Friend Of The Pilgrims
3.84
really liked it
Homeschool Book Club read--Quick and easy read. Really just scratches the surface of this interesting historical figure. Reading the book led us to as ...more
not set
Nov 27, 2008
 
The Friday Night Knitting Club (Friday Night Knitting Club, #1)
3.41
did not like it
I struggled through this book. I think the underlying story line is interesting, but very underdeveloped. The characters are stereotypical--I wanted m ...more
not set
Jun 17, 2009
 
John Adams
4.05
it was amazing
I was amazed to learn about the life of this man who played such a pivotal role in our nation. I loved the writitng style of Mr. McCullough. It was ve ...more
not set
Mar 09, 2011
 
Frindle
3.79
really liked it
This was a very quick and thought-provking book to read. Emily is reading more from this author and recommended it to me. The very thought that a 6th ...more
not set
Nov 12, 2009
 
The Tale of Despereaux
4.01
it was amazing
This was the first book our Homeschool Book Group read. The kids and I took turns reading a page each. None of us wanted to stop reading! Despereaux i ...more
Mar 2008
Nov 27, 2008
 
Five Children and It (Five Children, #1)
3.88
it was amazing
What a fun book to read. This was a selection for our homeschool book club and our family enjoyed it as a read-aloud. It really gave us pause to think ...more
not set
Jun 17, 2009
 
Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)
3.96
really liked it
I loved the simplicity of this book. I wish I would have read it before I viewed the latest version of the movie. My favorite character? Reepicheep! I ...more
not set
Jan 14, 2010
 
Uprising
4.18
liked it
The characters were believable and the story flowed at a good rate, but I personally would take a non-fiction book about the Triangle Shirtwaist Facto ...more
not set
May 13, 2017
 
The Night Fairy
3.75
it was amazing
I read this book with Olivia for her book club. We both loved the character development of the main character and how her attitude changed even though ...more
Sep 2015
Jan 02, 2016
 
The Magic Half
3.94
really liked it
I read this book with Olivia for her book club. A little mystery and suspense all wrapped together. We were kept guessing right until the end of the b ...more
Nov 2015
Jan 02, 2016
 
The Doll People (Doll People, #1)
4.02
it was amazing
I read this book with Olivia for her book club. I loved the different perspective I had as I saw the story through her eyes. A very clever book.
not set
Jan 02, 2016
 
Peter Pan
4.10
really liked it
Olivia and I listened to this on CD and followed along in the book. It was a selection for Olivia's homeschool book group. She liked parts of it, but ...more
Jul 27, 2017
Jul 06, 2017
 
Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics
3.82
it was amazing
I enjoyed reading about Jesse Owens' journey to the 1936 Olympics and the history surrounding his epic experience.
not set
Jan 22, 2017
 
The Alliance
4.23
really liked it
The story was engaging and the characters believable. The idea of creating a society with no crime appears appealing, but the questions regarding agen ...more
Jan 29, 2017
Jan 22, 2017
 
Go Forward with Faith: The Biography of Gordon B. Hinckley
4.57
really liked it
I really enjoyed reading about Pres. Hinckley's life. I was amazed at how early in his career working at church headquarters that he had inspiration r ...more
Sep 29, 2017
Aug 03, 2017
 
Christopher Columbus: "A Man Among The Gentiles"
4.23
really liked it
I have read a few books on Columbus, but didn't feel like any of them provided a complete picture of the man. It was refreshing to see that the inform ...more
Jul 14, 2017
Jul 06, 2017
 
The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)
4.01
liked it
I enjoyed the imagery of this book--a lamp post sprouting from the ground, the animals circling Uncle Andrew trying to communicate. I had always wonde ...more
Nov 05, 2009
Oct 20, 2009
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