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Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life
really liked it
The author's sycophantic tone nearly turned me off the book in the first chapter. Yet, as fascinated as I am with women's studies and the cultural cha ...more
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 19, 2011
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
it was amazing
I read this years ago as a child and just finished re-reading it with my 7-year-old son. It actually touched off a lot of interesting discussions abou ...more
Apr 04, 2008
Jan 29, 2008
The Giving Tree
it was ok
**spoiler alert** This is an interesting, thought-provoking read for adults, but a HORRIBLE book to read to a child. My mother read this to me repeate ...more
Jan 1980
Jan 30, 2008
Dawn of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel, Debussy, Clemenceau, and Their Friends
it was amazing
First, let me say that I agree with the negative reviews from other readers, yet I loved it anyway. I do think that the author achieved an "Impression ...more
Feb 17, 2015
May 30, 2013
Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand: A Novel of Adam and Eve
did not like it
I enjoyed the author's smooth, poetic writing style, but ultimately there just wasn't enough "meat" in this novel for me. It was like eating a salad w ...more
Dec 05, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
The Robber Bride
it was ok
Ugh... I held out hope until the very end. And of course, I have high expectations going into the novel, because it's Margaret Atwood. But ultimately, ...more
Jul 22, 2012
Jul 17, 2012
The Defiant Child: A Parent's Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder
liked it
Lots of practical tactics for parents with very challenging children, suggestions grouped by age of the child. Riley also does a great job of explaini ...more
Feb 18, 2014
Feb 25, 2014
Because of Mr. Terupt (Mr. Terupt, #1)
did not like it
I read this book because it was assigned as a novel study for a 6th grade language arts class for which I am a weekly volunteer tutor. I have to say, ...more
Dec 17, 2015
Jan 04, 2016
Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild
really liked it
This was a fascinating story of a remarkable life. Stenn's biography of Clara Bow reminded me of Ann Frank's remarkable optimism and faith in the good ...more
Feb 10, 2011
Jun 29, 2010
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Okay, so this was kind of like a cross between The Lover by Marguerite Duras, the movie The Graduate, and something by Kurt Vonnegut ...more
Apr 22, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
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