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Night Terrors

One of our children has severe night terrors.  It's the worst.  The actual worst.  As such, I talk about it frequently.




Book Reviews

The only thing I like better than reading is telling other people what they should read.  In a non-threatening, unobtrusive way, of course.  For the purposes of this list, I'm titling each post- which is also a link- according to what kind of reading your innards currently need.

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19 comments:

  1. I just have to share (since I share your appreciation for "The Book Thief") that you *must* read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, which is also set in WWII and is a historical narrative. As I wrote in my review, it's a "riveting tale that's marvelously told". :) http://learninghowmuchidontknow.blogspot.com/2011/10/unbroken-dont-miss-it.html

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  2. Oooh, I love book recommendations! Thanks!

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  3. Ummmm, I suggest you start doing posts about what you're reading because I (gasp!) almost missed the change here! :) I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the Duggar book as well, and actually enjoyed their more recent book (Love that Multiplies or something like that) even more than the first one! I appreciate their humility most, I think.

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  4. I'm sort of stressed that I might have missed a review of a great book--how weird is that? Do you just *erase* the previous books??!!! Anyway, I understand what you're saying with The Map of Time. I haven't read that particular book, but I've certainly read books (and watched movies) that gave me the same feeling. (The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo comes to mind--don't waste your time or pollute your mind! shudder)

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  5. Phew! You have *no* *IDEA* how relieved I am that you are preserving your book reviews so I don't have to worry that I've missed a change on the "books we're reading page".

    Deep breath

    grin

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  6. I'm giggling over your Stephen King attempt--he really is a little *too* talented, isn't he? And I love that your young lady is reading James and the Giant Peach and Dahl--so fun!

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  7. I feel like a bit of a freak or a stalker or something since I am the only one who comments on this page. . .but I am intrigued by Little Bee and adding it to my "want to read" list (bwah, ha, ha, the list that just keeps growing because I add 2-3 titles for every one I manage to cross off! Maybe I'll get them all read when I'm a-hem in my 50s and all my kids are out of the house.)

    We read the first two of the Eragon series, but maybe should read 3 and 4 this summer, hmmmm? And I looked at Kingsolver's book back when I read The Poisonwood Bible but it didn't look interesting to me at all. (cheeky grin) Thanks for the reviews, as usual. :)

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  8. Okay, you're the second person to review The Language of Flowers and I am putting it on my "July hope-to-read list". :) And you've persuaded me on These is My Words. GWTW is such a fun, take-me-away book, even though Scarlett is so selfish, spoiled, immature, etc. Sounds like a fun summer read!

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  9. Well, your review of Graceling sucked me in --I've just downloaded it to my Kindle, although I have several other books I have to finish first.

    I really love this idea of a way to keep track of books, and might create my own list. I just wanted you to know that I'm stealing your idea :-)

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    1. Hahaha, steal away! I'd love to see what you're reading- plus, I've been seriously thinking of stealing one of your ideas and taking pics of various flower beds so that I can remember just what I planted there.

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  10. It's me again, Margaret. (Did you get THAT quote?! lol)
    I guess we can't be best friends for life b/c I had to google your around the world snap thing and am STILL not sure I got it. And I'm so glad Loving the Little Years made your highly selective list. :) I think it's funny we had the exact same complaint (too short) in our reviews.

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    1. Judy Blume! I like this game! And I don't blame you for not getting the snap thing- it's one of the products of being allowed to watch very inappropriate television as a child, something my sisters and I question to this day.
      Shayla and I laughed over the fact that we both paid extra attention to the sections of the book where you had made notes in the margins. It was fun to read a book that way!

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  11. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that "Still Missing" intrigues me. I think it was the contrast you set up between "sensitive" and "enjoy this genre". Dare I admit I'm in the latter category?

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  12. "Drop everything you're doing and go read this book"--oh yes, I need to hang around with you more often! Those are the kinds of words I like to hear. :)

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    1. Sometimes I get a little carried away when I'm talking about books.

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  13. Sigh--are you not reading anymore or WHAT?!

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  14. The Rook--I wish I had it right here, right now. Sounds like a great escape for me this evening!

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  15. 1) Doing the happy dance that your hubby read Unbroken. I hear Jon read it too. (I keep telling people they HAVE to read it, lol).

    2) The Warded Man--um, sounds weird. And I would think it would give you nightmares. grin

    3) The Art of Racing in the Rain really sounds interesting--like the premise.

    4) Had to chuckle at your growth in reading taste, and your eye rolling to the point of getting a headache. But seriously, that is so annoying to read a book and then reflect on how horrible it was and thus such a waste of time.

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    1. The Warded Man didn't give me nightmares. I have a pretty high tolerance for 'weird,' it's the out-and-out 'scary' that gets me.

      And thanks for commenting on the Books page- I'm glad I'm updating this for somebody other than me!

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