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Nora I own over a hundred books that I haven't read (that's the danger of working in a bookstore). I want to put a real dent in them by reading one per week this year.


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Nora 1. Night by Elie Wiesel


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Nora 2. Fires in the Bathroom by Kathleen Cushman


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Nora 3. New Rules of Lifting for Women by Lou Schuler


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Nora 4. Appetite for Life by Noel Riley Fitch


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Nora 5. Shattered Dreams by Irene Spencer


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Nora 6. Lift by Kelly Corrigan


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Nora 7. The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron


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Nora 8. Winter Harvest Handbook by Eliot Coleman


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Nora 9. A Red Herring without Mustard by Alan Bradley


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Nora 10. The Polytunnel Handbook by Andy McKee and Mark Gatter


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Nora 11. Mike McGrath's Book of Compost


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Nora 12. What Works in Schools by Robert J Marzano


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Nora 13. Under the Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson


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Nora 14. How People Learn by John D Bransford (ed)


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Nora 15. The Self-Healing Cookboob by Kristina Turner


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Nora 16. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard


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Michelle Stie (michellestie-buckles) | 192 comments I'm a big fan of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Dillard is such a stylish writer--beautiful to read. What did you think?


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Nora It's a wonderful book. A friend saw it on my shelf and told me that it taught her to slow down while reading, and she was right. I tend to skim through descriptive passages, but this whole book is descriptive.

I do a lot of reading over breakfast and coffee, but I couldn't do that with this. Something about reading about a giant water bug slurping the guts out of a living frog while I was eating my oatmeal turned me off a bit. On the other hand, her facts were spot on and I was surprised when I found out she didn't have a background in biology.


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Michelle Stie (michellestie-buckles) | 192 comments I chuckled over the "water bug slurping" line. Certainly not breakfast material! Dillard does make you slow down and relish the line. My students struggle a little with her because her prose isn't geared toward instant gratification--you have to work a bit.


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Nora I wish someone had made me read Annie Dillard.


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Nora 17. Real Food by Nina Planck


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Nora 18. Research on Educational Innovations by Arthur K Ellis


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Nora 19. The Vegetable Gardner's Bible by Barbara Ellis


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Nora 20. Multimedia Projects in Education by Karen Ivers


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Nora 21. Meteorology Today by C. Donald Ahrens


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Nora 22. United States of Arugula by David Kamp


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Nora 23. The Teacher's Guide to Success by Ellen Kronowitz


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Nora 24. Building e-Portfolios Using PowerPoint by Kathleen Montgomery


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Nora 25. 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith


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Nora 26. Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker


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Nora 27. Experience and Education by John Dewey


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Nora 28. Love Over Scotland by Alexander McCall Smith


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Nora 29. World According to Bertie by Alexander McCall Smith


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Bonnie | 12 comments I love Alexander McCall Smith, but have only read a few outside of his No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Did you love this one? And which others of his are you especially liking?


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Nora I like Alexander McCall Smith a lot. This one is the fourth in the 44 Scotland Street series. They were written as a serial for a newspaper, so the chapters are really short. There have been a couple of times where characters or issues are introduced, but then drop out of sight. Otherwise, the characters are endearing, and I had trouble putting it down.


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Nora 30. On Being a Teacher by Jonathan Kozol


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Nora 31. Breaking Free from Emotional Eating by Geneen Roth


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Nora 32. Women Food and God by Geneen Roth


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Nora 33. When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair by Geneen Roth


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Nora 34. When Food is Love by Geneen Roth


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Nora 35. Assessment of Children and Youth with Special Needs by Libby G. Cohen and Loraine J. Spenciner


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Nora 36. Special Education by Marilyn Friend


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Nora 37. To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis


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Nora 38. The Craggy Hole in My Heart and the at Who Fixed It by Geneen Roth


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