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Finding Water: The Art of Perseverance
3.90
liked it
Back when The Artist's Way first came out, I read it and I was into it. It inspired me. The format suited me. Anything where you are asked to make a l ...more
Jan 21, 2012
Dec 29, 2011
 
Oaxaca Journal
3.70
liked it
I admit it. I'm a geek. I picked this book up for a few reasons: I have enjoyed Oliver Sacks's books on neurology, I have fond memories of a trip to O ...more
Jul 23, 2012
Mar 14, 2011
 
The Truth About Forever
4.13
liked it
I really appreciate books that are interesting even though they are about "normal" things. This one explores relationships in a realistic way. It got ...more
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Sep 02, 2015
 
The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)
4.31
liked it
Maybe I was expecting too much. I was really excited to read the conclusion to this series. And I did enjoy this book. I raced through it. I still lov ...more
May 11, 2016
May 18, 2015
 
I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence
3.87
liked it
This book cracked me up. The author's voice really comes through. It probably helps that I have read a lot of her brother's books, so I have a sense o ...more
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Mar 14, 2011
 
The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1)
4.35
liked it
So remember when Grey's Anatomy introduced the new crop of interns once the original cast had sort of "graduated"? That's how I felt about this book. ...more
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Dec 03, 2013
 
We are in a Book! (Elephant & Piggie, #13)
4.58
really liked it
The kids loved this one. It's cute. It is rare to find a book that is written at a level they can read on their own which doesn't strike them as borin ...more
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Jun 19, 2011
 
Fairy Houses: How to Create Whimsical Homes for Fairy Folk
3.86
liked it
I appreciate this for its gorgeous photographs of creative, whimsical tiny houses made of materials mostly found in nature. I feel inspired by the des ...more
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May 18, 2017
 
The Inevitable Collision of Birdie & Bash
3.85
liked it
I don't want to be TOO hard on this book since it did hold my attention and stir some emotions in me. But I also have some issues with it. It tried re ...more
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Jun 20, 2017
 
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
3.91
liked it
I was drawn to this book by the cover art. I read it on a plane and I enjoyed it! The characters are great. I love that they are all smart but flawed ...more
Jan 1999
Sep 12, 2014
 
Trevor the Time Traveler and the Murkian Threat
5.00
it was amazing
Totally biased review to follow! I met Hugh Bray when we were both in the 6th grade. It was already obvious then that he was brilliant. You will not m ...more
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Dec 02, 2014
 
Better Than New: How Saving Old Homes Saved Me
3.77
it was ok
[I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.]

I wanted to read this book because I have an interest in renovating old homes
...more
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Jan 05, 2017
 
Einstein's Beach House
4.24
liked it
Don't pay attention to the number of stars. I have trouble rating books that way.

This is a collection of short stories. Each is interesting in its own
...more
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Jun 08, 2016
 
Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of The Birds of America
3.99
liked it
I guess I started with a preconception based on the Audubon name being used for a philanthropic environmental conservation organization. I expected hi ...more
not set
Aug 18, 2015
 
The Map Trap
3.75
liked it
Thumbs up from the 2nd grader, 5th grader, and Mom. This is similar in many ways to Frindle by the same author. It is set in a school with a smart but ...more
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Sep 14, 2015
 
Gauguin – The Other World
3.78
liked it
I'm enjoying this series of graphic biographies of artists, but I preferred the Picasso one to this one. Like that one, this book focuses on a short p ...more
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Oct 15, 2017
 
Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People
3.77
it was ok
Amy Sedaris is a nut job. Obviously I wasn't expecting a serious book from her. I read I Like You and thought it was better than this one. At least in ...more
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Mar 18, 2011
 
Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, #1)
3.89
liked it
More Magic Tree House books are being churned out by the minute and we read almost all of them. The series is undeniably formulaic but somehow not bor ...more
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Jun 19, 2011
 
The Meanest Squirrel I Ever Met
3.92
liked it
OK, well... I picked this one up because I love vintage children's books. It is a simple moral tale featuring a cute squirrel. Wholesome, right? Howev ...more
Jan 06, 2016
Aug 14, 2015
 
Babymouse: The Musical (Babymouse, #10)
4.17
liked it
My kid enjoys this series which is fine. I've read it and don't see a lot of value other than she's reading something. This one in particular seemed s ...more
not set
Oct 07, 2013
 
Deenie
3.76
liked it
I can't remember if I read this one as a kid or not. But I picked it up recently because a friend's daughter is going through this same thing, having ...more
not set
Aug 19, 2015
 
Texas Graveyards: A Cultural Legacy
4.14
liked it
I have been paying attention to Texas cemeteries since the early 80s which is around the time this book was written. This isn't exactly what I was loo ...more
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Dec 18, 2016
 
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
4.31
liked it
Another fun book in this series! But now I have to wait many months for the ending to be released. Just like the first two Raven Cycle books, this one ...more
not set
May 16, 2015
 
Chiggers
3.38
liked it
Eh. I picked it up because the cover looked cute. You might like it if you are a ten year old girl. I liked the summer camp setting. The characters ar ...more
not set
Jul 19, 2017
 
Wildwood Imperium (Wildwood Chronicles, #3)
3.99
liked it
I am satisfied with how this trilogy wrapped up. This book continued all of the previous themes and added in a few new characters. I appreciated the s ...more
not set
Mar 02, 2014
 
Pablo
3.64
liked it
This graphic biography of Picasso does what I imagine it was trying to do and it was exactly what I wanted. It does a really good job of placing the a ...more
not set
Oct 12, 2017
 
Greenglass House (Greenglass House, #1)
3.98
liked it
I read this several months back with my 9 year old. We both enjoyed it. It is a very "wintery" book. The setting - the house, the season - plays an im ...more
not set
May 16, 2015
 
Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy
3.92
liked it
I love the concept and format of this book but not the execution. Lumberjanes is extreme Girl Scouts, complete with an irreverent pledge, badges, and ...more
not set
Mar 08, 2016
 
Doll Bones
3.70
liked it
This is a middle grade book about three 12 year old kids who are not quite ready to grow up. They have been friends since early childhood and enjoy pl ...more
not set
Oct 06, 2015
 
You Know Me Well
3.79
liked it
The few things I didn't like about this book are probably just the things I don't get about teenagers. Mainly it was the speed and intensity. The enti ...more
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May 23, 2016
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