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The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days
3.71
really liked it
A good health/fitness book will provide resources to further investigate claims made by the author. A good health/fitness book explains in simple term ...more
Jan 27, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
 
Why Isn't My Brain Working?
4.33
really liked it
I am very interested in alternative medicines for treating the body and the mind. This is definitely worth reading if you are feeling mentally and phy ...more
Jan 2014
Dec 28, 2013
 
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
3.98
did not like it
**spoiler alert** Where do I begin? Let's start with the characters...

Sookie, if I met you in real life, here's what I would be thinking: You're 60 ye
...more
Jan 03, 2014
Dec 31, 2013
 
Cinnamon and Gunpowder
3.90
really liked it
I picked this one up because I like stories about cooking and was intrigued by the description that the main character is a chef who is captured by a ...more
Jun 29, 2013
May 29, 2013
 
Bully
3.94
liked it
A nice addition to Patricia Polacco's wealth of stories about real life situations. I think the bully's punishment should have been more severe, but r ...more
not set
Apr 01, 2013
 
The Girl on the Train
3.89
really liked it
just the right amount of crazy to keep me reading
Jun 11, 2015
Jun 09, 2015
 
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)
4.27
it was amazing
This is one of those stories that will stay with you long after you finish the last sentence. I expect I will think about this story often. I really l ...more
Feb 26, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
 
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote
3.89
it was ok
This book could have been presented better. The original folk tale is great at depicting the journey of illegal immigrants and the artwork is beautifu ...more
not set
Oct 18, 2013
 
Stop Calling Him Honey and Start Having Sex: How Changing Your Everyday Habits Will Make You Hot for Each Other All Over Again
3.38
liked it
This book was an amusing read. Even though it was probably supposed to be more of a self-help type book, you may find it funny it you don't really nee ...more
not set
Jan 12, 2011
 
Notes from a Liar and Her Dog
3.73
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Ant MacPherson just knows she doesn't belong in her family. She fantasizes about her real mom and dad saving her from Mr. and Mrs. M ...more
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.66
really liked it
This book is not for the sappy romance fan and I don't know if it is for hard core erotica fans either. I thought I would be more shocked by the conte ...more
Apr 26, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
 
Drama
4.16
really liked it
Technically speaking as far as graphic novels are concerned, this book deserves 5 stars. The illustrations are perfect. For me, an excellent graphic n ...more
Jun 13, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
 
Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women
3.00
liked it
Every once in a while, I like to read a book from past to see if the views still hold true to the present. While some of this seems downright silly fo ...more
Jul 25, 2013
May 29, 2013
 
Pass the Poetry, Please!
3.64
really liked it
This is a great book for anyone wishing to explore why poetry is so important in children's lives. Lee Bennett Hopkins (an amazing poet if I may say s ...more
not set
Mar 25, 2011
 
The Reapers are the Angels (Reapers, #1)
3.89
liked it
• The protagonist (Temple) is a teenage, zombie-slaying machine. She travels across the country to complete a mission while spilling “slug” blood alon ...more
not set
Nov 06, 2010
 
Golden
3.86
really liked it
Teens will love, love, love this book! It has everything a coming of age teen book should have: a shy, good girl trying to behave how her mother wants ...more
Jul 25, 2013
Jul 20, 2013
 
Decision Points
3.78
really liked it
Presidential memoir/autobiography

Summary: Separate chapters summarize the major issues facing Americans during the Bush Administration and how Bush ca
...more
Nov 30, 2010
Nov 19, 2010
 
The Marriage Plot
3.43
it was ok
1st 12 pages: "Oh, I think I'm gonna like this book."
Next 200 pages: "Oh, I think I'm gonna kill myself."
Next 180 pages: "Oh, okay...I'm starting to g
...more
May 02, 2012
May 01, 2012
 
The Song Remains the Same
3.36
it was amazing
A woman wakes up and she's in a hospital bed. She doesn't know what happened or who the people surrounding her are. She soon learns her identity and t ...more
Apr 05, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
 
Chilled to the Bone (Officer Gunnhilder #3)
3.70
it was ok
Here are some of the elements of the story in case you're interested in checking out this title...it might be for you if you like any of the following ...more
Feb 28, 2014
Feb 12, 2014
 
Bylines: A Photobiography of Nellie Bly
3.91
really liked it
What an amazing woman! Nellie Bly, aka Elizabeth Cochrane, changed the face of American journalism. She paved the way for future female journalists. B ...more
not set
Apr 01, 2010
 
Kitchen Dance
4.10
really liked it
This would be a great book to recommend to teachers doing a unit on families. After reading it aloud to the class, the teacher could have students wri ...more
Mar 07, 2009
Mar 07, 2009
 
Red, White, and Boom!
3.42
really liked it
I think the cut paper illustrations are gorgeous. I would recommend this to teachers who would like a 4th of July read aloud for K-2 that ties in with ...more
not set
Jun 15, 2013
 
P Is for Pumpkin: God's Harvest Alphabet
3.66
liked it
This is a really nice fall/alphabet book. Even though it is an inspirational title with "God's harvest alphabet" as the subtitle, it could be used in ...more
Mar 07, 2009
Mar 07, 2009
 
A Thousand Mornings
4.19
really liked it
For me, I evaluate poetry on the basis of how I feel when I read it. Reading A Thousand Mornings made me feel peaceful and connected to the world arou ...more
Dec 13, 2012
Dec 05, 2012
 
Love Is My Favorite Thing
3.86
it was ok
Not my favorite

I was expecting more from this author. The focus seemed to be on illustrations rather than a solid story. I wouldn't read it again. It
...more
Feb 11, 2016
Feb 11, 2016
 
Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook
4.11
really liked it
This is a hilarious parody of the 50 Shades books. The recipes are integrated perfectly with the twisted storyline. I would love to try some of the re ...more
May 08, 2013
Apr 06, 2013
 
Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans
4.04
liked it
A call to arms for secular americans to "come out of the closet" and stand up for a nonreligious government. As a Republican, I'm not sure if this was ...more
Sep 11, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
 
Summer House with Swimming Pool
3.40
really liked it
Main Characters...
Schlosser Family - Husband (a doctor), wife, preteen daughter, teenage daughter
Meier Family - Husband (an actor), wife, preteen son,
...more
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 02, 2014
 
Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation into Civilization's End
3.30
it was amazing
Wow! I started reading this book primarily because I was curious about the 2012 Mayan prophecies...and with the new movie coming out, I thought I bett ...more
Oct 23, 2009
Oct 23, 2009
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