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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
it was amazing
This was one of the lovliest books I have ever read. I have read many books and seen many movies about World War II, but this one was the best. It was ...more
Sep 2008
Jul 30, 2008
The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life
it was amazing
This was a great reminder of a lot of things I already knew, but it also helped me gain a new philosophy about owning things. It renewed my motivation ...more
Jan 20, 2011
Dec 01, 2010
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Disappointing. I think I am done with classics spin-offs. The writing was fabulous, but I got fed up with inconsistencies in the cha ...more
Feb 2008
Aug 22, 2007
The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers
really liked it
This book is a beautiful personal memoir written with the intent of
preserving a pioneer heritage of knowledge on living self-sufficiently and gardenin
Nov 07, 2011
Oct 18, 2011
North with the Spring: A Naturalist's Record of a 17,000-Mile Journey with the North American Spring
it was amazing
The prose in this book is beautiful. I love that it was written 70 years ago because it is neat to have a verbal look at what eastern America's wild p ...more
Feb 21, 2014
Dec 23, 2013
Fire in the Bones: William Tyndale – Martyr, Father of the English Bible
it was amazing
This was a beautiful, well written book about the miracle of William Tyndale's life and his super-human efforts to translate the Bible into English fo ...more
Sep 2007
Aug 22, 2007
Evertaster (Evertaster, #1)
liked it
I think this is a book my nine-year-old would probably really enjoy. It's exciting and I cared about the characters. I have a few complaints, but gene ...more
Sep 27, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
The War that Saved My Life (The War That Saved My Life, #1)
it was amazing
I liked this book so much! Wonderful characters and so well-written. Beautiful.
Feb 20, 2018
Feb 07, 2018
Autumn Across America: A Naturalist's Record of a 20,000-Mile Journey Through the North American Autumn
it was amazing
Beautiful! The last two pages of "Mountain Snow" especially struck me as Teale discusses the increasing demands on our time and space. "Time and space ...more
Mar 14, 2014
Dec 23, 2013
Precious Bane
it was amazing
I love this book. It helps that it is about a traveling weaver. The woman in it is amazing and I love the ending. Her brother is pretty scary, though. ...more
not set
Aug 18, 2007
West Cork: A Place Apart
it was amazing
I would love to go there someday, but even if I never do it in person, I feel like I have been there already through Jo's beautiful book.
Feb 03, 2011
Dec 29, 2010
Excellent Women
really liked it
Silly book full of silly peole, but very well written and somehow heartfelt in spite of the silliness. Viewed as a snapshot of post WWII life in Londo ...more
Apr 24, 2009
Jan 30, 2008
Dutch Oven Cookout, Step-By-Step
it was amazing
There are many years of research and experience recorded in this awesome Dutch oven cook book. It is far more than a bunch of well-tested, great-tasti ...more
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
The Heart's Frontier (The Amish of Apple Grove, #1)
it was amazing
I was impressed with how well this book was written and researched. I liked how the religious sentiments, prayers, and discussion of faith were so int ...more
Mar 28, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
really liked it
Interesting book about a midwife's journal just after the Revolution to leading up to the war of 1812. A time in history I didn't know much about. It' ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 10, 2007
Age Before Beauty (Sister-to-Sister #2)
really liked it
4.5 stars. I really liked this book. Smith's writing is so real and enjoyable. The thing that struck me most about this book is how self-centered we c ...more
Feb 10, 2009
Aug 06, 2008
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
really liked it
I'm so glad I read this book. It gave me so many insights into myself and the rest of the world. It also helped me see things better from my children' ...more
May 19, 2014
Apr 15, 2014
The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature
it was amazing
This book is incredible. It was probably more interesting to me than the average person because I have a Biology degree, but the writing was so access ...more
May 13, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
it was amazing
Read in a few hours this evening. I loved it. I don't really understand the neighbor girl and I think she could have been explained a little better, b ...more
Oct 04, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
Dinners in the Freezer!: More Mary and Less Martha
it was amazing
I loved this book. It is full of crunchy conservative Christian ideals and I thought it was fabulous. I won't use every idea, but it was a library boo ...more
Mar 10, 2009
Feb 17, 2009
Homer Price
it was amazing
Simply delightful. I read it because of a recently released knitting design inspired by Miss Terwilliger and she was a very fun character. Homer's int ...more
Sep 05, 2012
Sep 04, 2012
Field Guide to American Antique Furniture: A Unique Visual System for Identifying the Style of Virtually Any Piece of American Antique Furniture
it was amazing
If I ever became serious about purchasing antique furniture, I would definitely want this book by my side. Well written with excellent drawings of fur ...more
Aug 02, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
Cornish Guernseys and Knit-frocks
it was amazing
Well-researched and interesting. I don't know if I can knit a whole sweater at 9 stitches per inch, but maybe someday I'll attempt it. It makes you re ...more
Mar 26, 2009
Mar 25, 2009
Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)
liked it
Something about this book bothered me and I can't put my finger on it, unfortunately. It was very well written and the world was so interesting. Maybe ...more
Aug 10, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
Princess of the Midnight Ball (The Princesses of Westfalin Trilogy, #1)
it was amazing
Awesome. A hero who knits and defeats an immortal magician king. Twelve princesses who are brave and good. A wonderful fairy tale retold by one of my ...more
Dec 23, 2008
Jul 29, 2008
The World to Come
liked it
I liked this book, but it was really weird. The thing I found most intersting was the portral of life before we come to earth. Also, the European Jewi ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 18, 2007
The Knitter's Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn
it was amazing
Clara is such a good writer and I'm always amazed at the depth of her knowledge. Excellent resource for how yarns are made and what they can be made o ...more
Jan 22, 2010
Jan 20, 2010
A Lesson in Secrets (Maisie Dobbs, #8)
really liked it
I liked this one. Maisie is amazing, but also so emotionally damaged and her fear of marrying James is disturbing. I also was a little annoyed at her ...more
Oct 24, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
it was amazing
I expected this book to be at least somewhat depressing, but it was uplifting and beautiful. I would hope to have as much optimism and courage in the ...more
Mar 21, 2011
Feb 06, 2011
The Summer of the Great-Grandmother (Crosswicks Journal, #2)
it was amazing
What can I say other than that I love Madeleine's Crosswicks journals and I feel like I'm part of her big family group as I read.
Sep 04, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
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