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Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World
4.03
liked it
Wow - I'm not finished with this book, but I do feel that as members of a world society, we should all read this.
Jan 09, 2010
Jan 01, 2010
 
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
3.70
really liked it
I was fortunate enough to have an Advanced Reader Copy of this book, so when it was officially released I was able to reread this book.

The Physick Boo
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May 2009
not set
Jun 14, 2009
 
The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1)
3.70
it was amazing
"I used to be someone."

Page 1, The Adoration of Jenna Fox

I found this book both intriguing and disturbing at the same time. While the writing of Jenna
...more
May 30, 2009
Jun 14, 2009
 
Turtles All the Way Down
4.17
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** I pretty much-read anything John Green writes. He's a go to, I enjoy the story kind of authors. I really like how this story seems r ...more
Nov 22, 2017
Nov 22, 2017
 
The Hate U Give
4.59
it was amazing
I read this book after a local school district banned it from its shelves. This book reminds me of why I decided to become a teacher. As a reading tea ...more
Dec 09, 2017
Dec 06, 2017
 
Defending Jacob
3.97
it was amazing
In its simplest form, this book is about a murder, but than again, it's not about just a murder.

But isn't that what murder is all about? I mean, when
...more
Apr 22, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
 
Orange Is the New Black
3.70
liked it
Orange is the New Black was a bit of a surprise for me. I've not watched the TV show. I tend to stay away from movies or TV drama based on books, I fi ...more
Dec 07, 2013
Dec 04, 2013
 
Nation
4.05
really liked it
Nation is a good book, that while marketed to Young Adult readers, it would do well with those of us who are a "wee" bit older then the targeted age g ...more
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
4.12
really liked it
**spoiler alert** In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie tells us of the story of Junior. (AKA Arnold Spirit)

Junior was b
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Jun 26, 2009
Jun 27, 2009
 
Bog Child
3.79
really liked it
I read this book at the suggestion of a colleague. Bog Child is a fascinating look at the life of Fergus, who along with his uncle, discover a body in ...more
Jun 21, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
A Cold Case
3.34
liked it
At the age of 15, Frankie Koehler killed two men in cold blood. This young mobster later killed one of Andy Rosenzweig's best friends. Thirty years la ...more
Jul 03, 2009
Jul 03, 2009
 
What Happens When Women Walk in Faith: Trusting God Takes You to Amazing Places
4.39
it was amazing
God brought this book and the Proverbs 31 book study into my life as my mother was ending her struggle with cancer. The timing was amazing as I was fa ...more
May 19, 2015
Apr 06, 2015
 
The Moon and More
3.63
really liked it
I have always been a great fan of Sarah Dessen. Her books are multi layered and well thought out. Moon and Moore didn't disappoint.

Emmaline is your ty
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Jun 06, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
 
The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity
4.29
it was amazing
I read the book previously, but took part in the #IMMOOC course offered by the author for my second read. If you have the opportunity to take part in ...more
Oct 23, 2016
Jun 21, 2016
 
We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories From Rwanda
4.28
it was amazing
To say this account of the events in Rwanda in 1994 is shocking, is to understate what happened there. We Wish To Inform You is a chilling reminder th ...more
Jul 03, 2009
Jul 03, 2009
 
Ten Cents a Dance
3.75
really liked it
I am not normally drawn to war-time novels, but Ten Cents was well worth the excursion into a new genre.

This coming of age story allows us to the see
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Jun 23, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
The Curious Garden
4.26
it was amazing
This book is one shining example of why I adore using Pete Brown's picture books in my classroom.

Liam stumbles upon an old neglected garden. He care
...more
Aug 15, 2009
Aug 16, 2009
 
The Sense of an Ending
3.70
it was amazing
I wonder how well I remember the events from my youth?

This Booker Prize Winner allows the reader to look deep into the life of the narrator and reali
...more
Mar 10, 2012
Mar 10, 2012
 
Edge of Dark Water
3.91
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I looked forward to this book from the moment I heard about it. The descriptions of this book were spot on. This book is very much a ...more
Nov 29, 2014
Nov 04, 2014
 
The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1)
4.14
it was amazing
Reynie Muldoon is an 11-year-old orphan who attends a school for gifted children. He and his friends complete a series of tasks to form the Mysterious ...more
May 29, 2009
Jun 13, 2009
 
The Promise
3.93
liked it
**spoiler alert** The Promise is a great book about relationships, second marriages, Galveston and the Storm of 1900. I was especially intrigued by th ...more
Jun 05, 2015
May 19, 2015
 
Moonstone (Unbidden Magic, #1)
3.55
it was amazing
Moonstone is well worth the time spent reading it.

Welcome to the life of Allie Emerson. High School bullies, drama queens, jocks, mean people, this b
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Jul 24, 2009
Jul 24, 2009
 
Sleuthing the Alamo: Davy Crockett's Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution
3.88
really liked it
I sat down to read this book thinking it might be a nice book to add to my class library. The book itself is engaging as Crisp looks at the myth versu ...more
Feb 13, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)
3.73
really liked it
I loved seeing the characters again, but missed the depth of characterization that only a novel can provide. I am interested in seeing the play when i ...more
Jul 31, 2016
Aug 01, 2016
 
Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns
3.86
it was amazing
We all learn differently. It's doesn't take a PhD in education to figure this out. Christensen's book helps educators and non-educators understand the ...more
Jun 20, 2009
Jun 21, 2009
 
Cavewomen Don't Get Fat: The Paleo Chic Diet for Rapid Results
3.58
really liked it
I have so many friends who are following the cavewoman diet that I wanted to learn more about it. Blum's book is filled with common sense tips on how ...more
Jan 04, 2014
Dec 15, 2013
 
Freaky Green Eyes
3.60
really liked it
This coming of age story focuses on a main character whose life is rocked when his mother and her mail friend disappear. Franky, the main character, t ...more
Jan 2010
Dec 30, 2009
 
Neil Armstrong is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me
3.66
liked it
Told from the point of view of the bully, this wonderful tween novel really strikes home with anyone who has felt the pain of family upheavel.

A good n
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Jul 25, 2009
Jul 25, 2009
 
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
4.32
really liked it
In The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson has penned a fascinating look of three Southern blacks during The Great Migration. This account allows t ...more
Jan 25, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
 
Stupid Fast (Stupid Fast, #1)
3.88
it was amazing
Wish I'd have had this book the year I taught a class of all boys. Fun book for all kids, does a great job dealing with the awkwardness of change whil ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 01, 2012
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