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Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
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I wanted to like this book more than I did, but some of it was just too much for me. The writing style was wonderful--some of it beautiful and mesmerizing and some of it just hilarious and quirky beyond description. However, I struggled with just abo ...more
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Bleak House by Charles Dickens
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Back in 2007, I watched the BBC mini-series, BLEAK HOUSE, with my teen-age daughter, and we loved it so much that it became a yearly tradition for us. We fell in love with certain characters and loved their quirkiness so much that we've often quoted ...more
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100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs
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My teen-age son gave this book to me for Christmas and as soon as I opened it, he quickly said, "I'm not saying that you're not brave, Mom! I just thought you might like this." (Great disclaimer, but he knows me.) In all honesty, I do struggle with b ...more
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Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson
Show Way
by Jacqueline Woodson (Goodreads Author)
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This is an absolutely beautiful book! I love the story of many generations of women, from slaves in 1800s Virginia and South Carolina to the author of the story. Their skill at sewing and quilting (and the patterns of the quilts which show the way to ...more
The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
" Glad you liked this book. I liked it but expected more, I guess. The Glass Castle is SO GOOD! And Half-Broke Horses is also really good and gives you ...more "
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The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
The Life We Bury
by Allen Eskens (Goodreads Author)
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This book was truly a page-turner, one that I could hardly put down. I absolutely loved the narrator and protagonist, Joe Talbert. He's a likable young guy with a rough background, and I really wanted him to succeed in several areas of his life. The ...more
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Grace Kelly by Jay Jorgensen
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This was a thoroughly enjoyable book about a Hollywood legend whom I've always liked. I enjoyed learning a few interesting details about her life (her sister was considered to be the beauty of the family, and Grace was actually rather dowdy as a youn ...more
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Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
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I loved this great book about perspective. When I first looked at the cover, I could see nothing but a rabbit, but as I looked at it in a different way (and read the clever text) I could see the duck. I may not be a kid, but I'm constantly reminded t ...more
In This Together by Ann Romney
" I'm so glad you liked this book, Melinda. Just like you, it makes me sad that people have judged Ann Romney so harshly. To me, she's a very "real" and ...more "
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Paperboy by Vince Vawter
Paperboy
by Vince Vawter (Goodreads Author)
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I loved this book and perhaps I would give it 4.5 stars. (I would have liked Victor's mother to have been portrayed with more depth so I could have understood her coldness more. But perhaps I needed to see the character through young Victor's eyes an ...more
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