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CollectionsKindle Books (302), Did not finish (28), Audio Book from Library (303), Non-Fiction (107), Fiction (1,206), Quilting (29), Cookbooks (7), Your library (989), Wishlist (3), Currently reading (8), To read (371), Read but unowned (439), Favorites (1), All collections (1,615)

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About my libraryAfter I read a book I often pass it on through or donate to school library, etc. but keep the book listed on With the new Collections feature, I am now listing some books I have read but do not own so I can write a review.

Groups50 Book Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, BookMooching, Hogwarts Express, ReadaThing


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Currently readingArchangels: Rise of the Jesuits (Volume 1) by Janet M. Tavakoli
Lowcountry Summer: A Plantation Novel by Dorothea Benton Frank
Louisiana Lament: A Talba Wallis Novel (Talba Wallis Novels) by Julie Smith
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran
The Prime Minister's Secret Agent: A Maggie Hope Mystery by Susan Elia MacNeal
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Alice, such a great recommendation for me on the Chet and Bernie Mysteries. Dog On it was so enjoyable. I read and listened to this title. Thank you!

Hi Alice, Thanks for stopping by & leaving a comment re the follow up book to [Shanghai Girls]. I am 3/4 's in to the book & I do enjoy it. I cringe at lines of stepping around babies and the rape scene was difficult. I am a detailed reader but I have told myself I must skim these lines so I do not miss a good book, and well...I still cringe terribly but they make up so little of the story.

I respect your review of [Flood]. When you did not like the theme you just placed the book aside and did not finish it. I just learned to do this as well. In the past I would never think of starting a book and not finishing it. I will finish if I am obligated to do a review.

I BookMooch too but the site has suffered greatly this year. I have mooched books and never received which is unusal. I do like the BookMooch Group but have been obtaining much there either. Love my local libray which is a pleasant 1 mile walk for Ben & I. (Ben is my best friend in fur). Will pop in on your site soon!
Haha, thanks! I'm not sure where the editors were on that one. The sad part is there probably are people out there who would like it. If you know any high school boys who think the heroes of any story are the arrogant young men who look at women as nothing more than sex objects, or who laugh at things like 'butt crack rash,' you might want to buy them the book for Christmas. :P

But...otherwise...yeah, best to avoid it...
Ah, Cynthia, too bad, [Mean Woman Blues] isn't on my shelf. But I'll have to look for it myself!
Alice, I have some of the Julie Smith novels and am planning to give them away. If you send me your snailmail address (and are in the US) , I'd be happy to mail them to you. Just send me a private message with your into and I'll pack them up.
Thanks, Alice, for the comment about the Ferris books. I'll keep an eye out for them. - Judy
Hello Alice,
I thought War and Peace was a great book. My only criticism is that I found the ending a bit of a let down. Everyone who was left got a happy ending that seemed a bit contrived. I will have to read it again in a couple of years. The Road to Disunion is very good and quite a different take on the causes of the war. My favorite book on that period is The Impending Crisis by David Potter. It is one of the best history books I have read. Potter uses primary sources to paint the picture of what happened and also provides analysis what alternatives were presented by the situation and why people made the choices they did. Potter also makes a point of writing the history as the people of the time saw it and not as we see it now. If you find that period interesting I would highly recommend it. Although I am sure you are on to a different period with your class. If you have the time I would be interested to know what it is like to teach history. If I were independently wealthy it is something I would like to do, but only the teaching. My mother taught at Miami-Dade Junior College for 35 years and her stories of dealing with the administration were not pleasant. If you have the time and energy drop me a line.
I just wanted to add a "here, here!" to your recent review of "Twilight". You hit on so many of the points that bother me about these books. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that way (although we are a small minority, aren't we?).
Oh, Twilight is that bad? I have it on my tbr bookshelf. Should I even bother?

I have read the first trilogy and if I could find the second set locally I'd pick them up too. The next time I order books I'll be including the second trillogy.The books are on my read again list, and have joined my growing collection of do not give away books. (which according to my other half I have way to many of) Could keep me posted on what you think of them?

I would think that it could be a really good book for discussion because it questions what exactly is meant by 'alive'. Hope that helps a little.
Hi, Alice_Wonder!
I am sitting on a nice comfy couch still reading Bleak House. This book is long! So, I haven't posted for a while on the 50 Book Challenge page. But I love to the titles of what everyone else is reading. I hope to reach my goal before too much longer. Take care and happy reading!
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