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The Lacemaker and the Princess
3.72
really liked it
Yest my 9 yr old and I were discussing the right to vote, and how many priviledges we have as Americans now that most of the world does not/did not ha ...more
not set
Jul 29, 2010
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.26
it was amazing
Nothing in this book could be more perfect - unless, I suppose, there was no thing as cancer or ill fate, but then Hazel and Gus would be different pe ...more
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 15, 2014
 
Every Day (Every Day, #1)
3.99
it was amazing
Wow. What an incredible story about tolerance, love, and morality. The sheer genius of the plot line alone gives one much to think about, but the hone ...more
Oct 05, 2014
Oct 02, 2014
 
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
3.63
liked it
This book differed from the first two in a couple major ways - first, the chapters alternated telling the story from Tris and Four's perspectives. Tha ...more
Dec 2013
Dec 16, 2013
 
Painting a Dog a Day - the First Year
4.60
liked it
The process of writing the book was eye-opening in that I never had the chance prior to see the first year's worth of paintings as an entity onto them ...more
not set
Feb 11, 2009
 
Dogs
4.55
it was amazing
Wow. This is a book I will NEVER tire of. The verbage, the artwork, the whimsy - it all boils down to my passion, dogs and our relationship with the g ...more
not set
Jun 24, 2009
 
Frankenthaler: Works on Paper, 1949-1984
4.67
it was amazing
There is nothing like standing in front of a Helen Frankenthaler painting and feeling it's embrace. The next best thing is an afternoon spent with thi ...more
not set
Jan 17, 2011
 
Beatrice's Goat
4.21
it was amazing
this one made me cry, and I wasn't even hormonal.
not set
Nov 19, 2008
 
Into the Wild (Into the Wild, #1)
3.70
liked it
This was a wildly creative story, which I thoroughly enjoyed the imaginative aspect of. But something about it just didn't click all the way for me. M ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2011
 
The Order of Odd-Fish
3.98
really liked it
I grabbed this book purely on the power of author James Kennedy's 2009 ALA presentation (found it on youtube), and really was not disappointed. The bo ...more
not set
Jul 13, 2009
 
Lunch
3.93
did not like it
I had been reading about Denise Fleming's art - she works with pigmented paper pulp, creating pages/sheets that have the imagery imbedded into the fib ...more
not set
Sep 08, 2009
 
42 Miles
3.77
it was amazing
This book was right on so many levels. The prose was perfect - not intimidating or trite, but honest and lilting. The character, struggling to figure ...more
not set
Mar 07, 2011
 
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
4.23
really liked it
It was hard not to compare this book to The Hunger Games, which I recently read,and while this one is not packed with the same sort of action, it is a ...more
Nov 06, 2009
Nov 02, 2009
 
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish
4.03
it was amazing
I love the sense of humor Gaiman has, and this book is just another example of his excellent voice, warped attention to detail, and insane irony. The ...more
not set
Jun 15, 2009
 
The Giant-Slayer
4.03
it was amazing
I sobbed through the last 100 pages of this book. Unreal, how wonderful on SO MANY levels it is. Historical fiction, fantasy, all these great links/co ...more
Nov 2011
Nov 17, 2011
 
Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun (Lab Series)
3.95
it was amazing
This book is incredibly well designed - a nice summary of 52 drawing based exercises that are appropriate for artists of all levels. Furthermore, the ...more
not set
May 08, 2011
 
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
3.96
it was amazing
holy s&^% (excuse me). This is a phenomenal read - the character finds herself in an out of body experience after an accident that claims the live ...more
not set
Jan 04, 2010
 
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate, #1)
3.97
it was amazing
What an amazing story - about evolution generically, the evolution of Calpurnia specifically, the evolution of relationships and the evolution of woma ...more
Nov 2012
Nov 14, 2012
 
Mary Cassatt: Prints and Drawings from the Artist's Studio
4.33
it was amazing
I knew Mary Cassatt was forward thinking in hr compositional techniques, but this book really highlights her extraordinary skills as a draftswoman. It ...more
not set
Jan 04, 2010
 
Out of My Mind
4.37
really liked it
WOW!! This is a middle school Battle Book, and as such, I expected it to be extraordinary, which it was. What I didn't expect was a storyline that inc ...more
Oct 2012
Oct 01, 2012
 
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)
4.50
it was amazing
WOW! The way this series tied itself up reminded me a bit of the Harry Potter series - really well designed, the plot sustained itself nicely through ...more
not set
Dec 14, 2009
 
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!
4.26
it was amazing
The last couple of children's "picture" books I read contained inspiring artwork, which made me think of this book, too. Not only is the story one I c ...more
not set
Jan 24, 2009
 
The Face on the Milk Carton (Janie Johnson, #1)
3.72
it was amazing
Janie is a fabulous teen character thrown into a rather unlikely scenario, yet her reactions all ring true as she tries to figure out her own identity ...more
Oct 2012
Oct 26, 2012
 
See You at Harry's
4.11
it was amazing
This book needs to come packaged with a box of tissues. I sobbed through the last 1/2 of it, literally. Gut wrenchingly terrific read - and so glad it ...more
Nov 2012
Nov 28, 2012
 
Orvis
3.81
it was amazing
I couldn't have loved this book more. Predictable only at the last 3 pages, but how wonderful those 3 pages were (I had to dry my copy of the book out ...more
Jan 2011
Dec 17, 2011
 
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
4.24
it was amazing
I just adored this book on every single level. Lin's method of story telling with story telling is compelling and fascinating - so many different less ...more
not set
Mar 30, 2011
 
Make Prints!
3.00
liked it
This is a nice primer on a variety of different printing processes. The projects are well laid out and carefully explained, and the visuals are inspir ...more
not set
Jan 18, 2011
 
Jane Hammond: Paper Work
5.00
it was amazing
Jane's work is so easily processed by kids, yet carries a huge symbolic and complex message that is also appreciated by adults. This exhibition was ph ...more
not set
Jan 17, 2011
 
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
4.07
really liked it
The ending seemed a little rushed, but we were closing in on 1000 pages (in the trilogy), and perhaps had it been drug out a little more I would have ...more
Oct 2013
Sep 28, 2013
 
Fangirl
4.12
really liked it
LOVED this book - so poignant, about a young girl finding herself and embracing her authenticity in a world of distractions and downright challenges. ...more
Dec 2013
Dec 27, 2013
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