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What Would Madame Defarge Knit?
4.53
it was amazing
What a great book! Beautiful patterns, fun text, and web extras to boot! It's exactly the high quality I expected from a project put together by Heath ...more
Jun 06, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
 
What Else Would Madame Defarge Knit
4.69
it was amazing
I was so excited when this book arrived in the mail the other day! I sat down and read through it right away, over an evening and the next afternoon. ...more
May 23, 2013
May 24, 2013
 
The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes: Personalize Your Craft with Organic Colors from Acorns, Blackberries, Coffee, and Other Everyday Ingredients
4.34
really liked it
Good beginner instructions. Includes a supply list, which I found very helpful. Has instructions for using mordants as well as a few recommendations f ...more
Mar 29, 2014
Apr 07, 2014
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3.99
it was amazing
Everything I have ever wanted from a modern fairy tale. And if you know me, you know I want a lot.

Beautiful, insightful, and tragic.

There's just some
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Jul 2013
Apr 24, 2013
 
Terry Jones' Fairy Tales
4.19
liked it
I wanted to love this book - I grabbed it off of a display shelf in the children's library, and even renewed it once. It's exactly the kind of book I ...more
Sep 07, 2013
Sep 08, 2013
 
Colors from Nature: Growing, Collecting, and Using Natural Dyes
3.00
liked it
Good ref chart for what plants give which colors, and another good one for mordants. The charts assume big batches of dye, though, meaning you'll have ...more
Mar 29, 2014
Apr 07, 2014
 
Pippi Longstocking
4.11
did not like it
I just did not enjoy this book. Maybe if I'd read it as a child, but as an adult, I couldn't get into it at all. It all just felt too silly without be ...more
not set
Jan 13, 2016
 
The Refrigerator Monologues
4.27
really liked it
I read this article first for some background: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/s...

I didn't grow up reading superhero comics, but I suspect that i
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Jun 22, 2017
Jun 18, 2017
 
BiblioCraft: The Modern Crafter's Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects
3.65
it was amazing
I requested this book from my library, because obviously, but I need to get my own copy. It's fantastic! There is so much information in here about ge ...more
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
 
Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life
4.20
really liked it
What a strange story. I'm not sure quite what to make of it. It has Sendak's wonderful rhythms, and of course his amazing illustrations. Jennie is not ...more
Jan 31, 2014
Feb 01, 2014
 
The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name
4.04
it was amazing
I loved this book. I'm hugely interested in what antiquarian maps tell us about the cultural context in which they were made. And here, an entire book ...more
not set
Apr 28, 2011
 
In the Night Kitchen
4.06
it was amazing
We borrowed this book from the library so many times, that finally Grandma Bev bought us a copy.

This story has so much charm and magic, and as always
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not set
Feb 01, 2014
 
Why Birds Sing
3.49
it was ok
After two attempts, I have to put this book down. It promised me science, it promised me music, but all it's delivering, after more than two chapters, ...more
not set
Apr 29, 2014
 
City of Stairs (The Divine Cities, #1)
4.13
really liked it
It took me a while to get into this book, because it started with a lot of political intrigue, which is not a favorite of mine, but about a quarter of ...more
not set
Sep 12, 2015
 
The Runaway Beard: A Hairy Tale
4.28
it was amazing
I'm not sure I've ever laughed so much during story time as I did while the librarian read this book today. And it comes with a beard to wear! Which s ...more
not set
Feb 01, 2014
 
The Night Circus
4.03
really liked it
Audible book

Lovely, atmospheric book. The prose is great, the setting is great, and I like the non-linear timeline. I didn't love the second-person P
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Aug 10, 2016
Aug 20, 2016
 
When Elephant met Giraffe
3.60
it was amazing
Elephant doesn't always understand Giraffe, but that doesn't mean they can't be friends.
not set
Mar 01, 2014
 
The Lottery
4.09
it was amazing
Read this in 8th grade - it's one of the books that opened my eyes to what literature can do.
not set
Apr 12, 2012
 
Isolde, Queen of the Western Isle (Tristan and Isolde, #1)
3.66
did not like it
"Any rider coming from Ireland had to pass this way." made me raise my eyebrow.

Merlin musing on his lifetimes (plural, of course) of waiting, then say
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not set
Oct 05, 2011
 
Dragons Love Tacos
4.11
really liked it
A fun, silly story about throwing a taco party for your new dragon friends.
Nov 21, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
 
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
4.18
really liked it
Very interesting and engaging. I love to see how scientific knowledge changes and improves over time. With neurosurgery, it's mostly a long tale of un ...more
Jun 10, 2014
May 23, 2014
 
The Mouse and the Apple
3.60
really liked it
A little mouse's patience is rewarded.
not set
Sep 21, 2013
 
The May Queen Murders
3.40
really liked it
Horror is not a genre I usually read, but since it was written by a friend from school, I couldn't resist picking it up!

The story moves quickly, and i
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Dec 23, 2016
Mar 22, 2016
 
The Picture of Dorian Gray
4.06
liked it
Lord Henry's wife Victoria leaves him for a man who "plays Chopin, exquisitely." Is she the most relatable character in literature? Yes. Yes she is.
Jul 03, 2017
Jun 10, 2017
 
Karen Memory
3.73
really liked it
This book was so much fun!
Jan 24, 2016
Jan 19, 2016
 
House of Leaves
4.13
it was amazing
This is one of my very favorite books, an example of postmodern literature at its best. Be warned, this is not a book that can be read casually. As wi ...more
not set
Apr 21, 2011
 
Gilberto and the Wind
3.64
really liked it
Used for LEAP into Science lesson (2nd grade): Catch the Wind

A completely charming story of a little boy and his friendship with the wind, who is a fi
...more
not set
Apr 28, 2013
 
Speak Easy
3.83
it was amazing
I knew a few pages in that this one was going to need to be read at least twice. I finished the first one tonight (couldn't manage to make it last any ...more
Jun 10, 2016
Oct 26, 2015
 
How to Shake the Other Man
4.06
really liked it
I won this book from the First Reads program.

What a beautiful novella. Atmospheric and reflective storytelling dealing with the fallout of rejection a
...more
not set
May 06, 2013
 
The Steady Running of the Hour
3.23
really liked it
I won a copy of this book from the FirstReads program.

Even though the cover is marked as an Advance Reader's Edition, with a release date of 5/6/14 pr
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Jul 13, 2014
Apr 04, 2014
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