Reviews & Recommendations

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  1. mrs2a50

    mrs2a50 Pretty much the best.ever.

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    Have you read a book that wow'd you, and you want to encourage others to read it?
    Read a book that really fell flat for you and want to warn others?
    Have a book that was okay, but nothing spectacular?

    Post your reviews and recommendations here, with the title of your book as the first line of your post! (thanks to Rae for suggesting this thread!)
     
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  2. Sokee

    Sokee What we do in life echoes in eternity

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    Nemesis (n.)
    1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome;
    2) A person’s undoing;
    3) Joshua Templeman.

    This was a great book. A first for Sally and I am sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for her next book The Comfort Zone to come out this summer, Expected publication: July 2017

    The hating Game was a book if you need to laugh out loud! A great summer read if your heading to the beach! Or just a Staycation!

    Recommend!
     
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  3. busywoman139

    busywoman139 Wish and hope and ... poof! There it is!

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  4. enjoyyourpix

    enjoyyourpix My mama don't like you

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    I'm finishing up this book: The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

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    I didn't know a lot about the Dust Bowl. This is a fascinating story of the time. I have the book and have been listening to it on Overdrive. I like the audio better. It is non-fiction and there is a lot of information to take in and it's easier to listen to the story. But, that's just me.

    It's non-fiction, American history, but oh so relevant and cautionary for today's society!!
     
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  5. Juliestcyr

    Juliestcyr Grammar nerd and proud of it

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    Alice, I Think by Susan Juby


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    Alice MacLoed is Canada's answer to Georgia Nicolson (Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging) Bullied after showing up for her first day of school dressed as a hobbit (and bursting into song and dance without warning), Alice is homeschooled by her overprotective hippie parents. At age 15, she tells her counsellor, she'd like to go back to regular school. From the Vancouver Sun: “Imagine a younger, non-smoking, non-drinking, non-dieting Bridget Jones in a remote British Columbia locale. Imagine Adrian Mole with a father who writes (but never publishes) romance novels and a younger brother who breeds rare and unusual fish. Imagine Holden Caulfield in a 1950s housedress, nurse shoes and full 1980s makeup, adjusting to life at an alternative high school after 10 years of home-schooling.
    Imagine Alice. You’re going to love her.”

    I haven't read a YA book in a long time that made me laugh this hard. My 12 year-old is reading it now and lots of belly laughs can be heard coming from her room. I've noticed that the reviews on Good Reads vacillate between love and hate. I can see Alice's constant march to the beat of her own drum might not be for everyone. As for handing it to kids and teens, it makes passing references to drugs and sex, but Alice is not doing those things, or interested in them. More tame than an episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, IMHO. It's set in the late 90's, by my estimation. You may need to explain some of the cultural references to a teen or tween reader.
     
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  6. bcgal00

    bcgal00 Feeling lazy with my coffee and book

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    Fast easy read. Love a mystery with a bit of romance. Won't be on my top 10 list for the year but it was really enjoyable and I want to continue this South Shores series.
     
  7. bestcee

    bestcee No pictures? Use your imagination!

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    Does Bart read?
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  8. corsicar

    corsicar Dinner tonight? Something chocolate I'm sure!

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    Read my lips! Kiss Bart!
     
  9. IntenseMagic

    IntenseMagic my house is protected by killer dust bunnies

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    Making my summer reading list!

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  10. michelepixels

    michelepixels Be a something you love and understand

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  11. bcgal00

    bcgal00 Feeling lazy with my coffee and book

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    Read this one pretty quickly. It would make a good summer read as the story flows easily and has a fairly simple plot (although still interesting).
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