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The Penderwicks at Point Mouette (The Penderwicks, #3)
it was amazing
The Penderwick series keeps getting better. Point Mouette is the best yet. So much to like. The whole book is summer, free summer. My favorite scene i ...more
May 28, 2011
May 26, 2011
Marcelo in the Real World
it was amazing
To think that I almost returned this to the library without reading it! I'd heard great things about Marcelo in the Real World from the blogs, and, bo ...more
not set
Feb 24, 2010
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
it was amazing
I almost gave this book four stars, not five, but then I decided it really is one of my 2009 favorites. Some situations seemed just a little forced at ...more
Jul 19, 2009
Jul 14, 2009
The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America
it was amazing
Definitely one of the most challenging books I've read. I actually didn't understand all of it. Incredibly interesting stuff, though, and I learned a ...more
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship
it was amazing
If you're interested in close friendship or in the mood for a big, big tearjerker, or if you are a dog lover, or if you love great writing, Cambridge, ...more
Dec 04, 2010
Dec 03, 2010
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
it was amazing
This one hit the spot. Newbery Honor, funny (I laughed), touching (I cried), historical, and realistic. I loved Homer, too. I was rooting for him from ...more
Feb 09, 2010
Feb 06, 2010
The Night Circus
really liked it
Lots of stuff to love here, and I did really like it. I never quite connected with Celia and Marco, though. For me, the most swoony character is Herr ...more
Oct 2011
Sep 22, 2011
really liked it
Very well-written, and I love the Maine setting. None of the characters did much for me, though, except for maybe Katharine and Edward. I'm not a big ...more
not set
Sep 30, 2008
Essays of E.B. White
it was amazing
I filed this under "how romantic" for many reasons. And because I now have a huge crush on E.B. White!
Apr 09, 2009
Apr 03, 2009
The Monstrumologist (The Monstrumologist, #1)
it was amazing
At first I was skeptical. The premise of this book (a scientist and his orphan apprentice hunting monsters in 1888) was a bit hard to take. But, then ...more
May 24, 2010
May 20, 2010
Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father
it was amazing
Yes, I expanded my mind and read a non-fiction book! Eden's Outcasts is terrific! We all know how I love the 1830s, New England, and Little Women. Wel ...more
Oct 26, 2008
Oct 18, 2008
Olive Kitteridge
it was amazing
Beautiful look into the lives of "everyday" people in small town America (Maine). I've been thinking about this theme a lot lately: we don't know what ...more
Jul 29, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (The Penderwicks, #2)
it was amazing
Jun 24, 2009
Jun 20, 2009