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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
it was amazing
Team of Rivals was a big undertaking for me at over 750 pages. What a treasure of a book. I had the feeling that you get with a good piece of fiction ...more
Jun 2008
Dec 29, 2007
Al Capone Does My Shirts (Al Capone at Alcatraz, #1)
really liked it
With a name like Al Capone Does My Shirts, I was settled in for a good light read, not. Not that it isn't an easy read but there is pathos in this sto ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 17, 2008
Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West 1840-1900
it was amazing
This was quite a reading project. I'm sure I didn't retain 10% of the factual history of this book but I did find it fascinating. Living in the west m ...more
Feb 06, 2008
Dec 24, 2007
Big in Japan
really liked it
This book was hard for me to get into at first. I found it rather slow and stiff. With that said, it grew on me and definitely built momentum with the ...more
Apr 2013
Apr 03, 2013
A Single Shard
it was amazing
Another juvenile fiction, beautifully written. It takes place in 12th century Korea where an orphan boy desires to become a potter. Values of honesty, ...more
Apr 2008
Apr 17, 2008
Last of the Breed
Louis L'amour is a western author (cowboys and Indians) but this book is about the Indian sans the cowboys. It is definitely different from his other ...more
May 2008
May 08, 2008
Jesus the Christ
it was amazing
It has been a goal to read this book for a long time. What took me so long? The life of Christ seemed so much easier to understand with the aid of thi ...more
Mar 15, 2011
Feb 06, 2008
Chicken Boy
really liked it
This is juvenile fiction about Tobin McCauley who is just starting 7th grade. Beyond that little is straight forward. Tobin lives in a dysfunctional f ...more
not set
Aug 03, 2008
The Hunt for Dark Infinity (The 13th Reality, #2)
liked it
I loved the first book in this series that I read earlier this month (the jouranal of curious letters) and would heartily recommend it to youth and ad ...more
Jul 2010
Jul 18, 2010
Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me
liked it
OK...I know the title sounds like the Twilight series but no, not even. This is a teen fiction set in Yellowstone. Our heroine, KJ, is a high school s ...more
Jul 2010
Aug 02, 2010
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