- Springfield, OH, USA
- member since December 2, 2009
Catherine, I've had a few, not many, that I didn't care for but I try and be as objective as I can, telling specifically what it is I didn't like and often times I look at others who have reviewed the same book and find I'm pretty much right on the mark with my reasons if its something I don't agree with, plot lines that don't move forward enough to keep interest, characters are too many to keep track of, a lot of profanity or sexual content that distracts from the novel, but I try and say it the best way I can, with also a disclaimer that these are my opinions but some readers may not feel the same way. Thanks for the follow as well and hope you find something amazing that I am reviewing to add to your library!
A glorious day to you Catherine. I love reading Christian books and the bible. If you would like be a friend. I have many christian books on my profile. Love reading books and drinking flavored coffee. Have a nice day just being wonderful you and sharing your smiles. Smiles Gloria
Nice to meet you and add you to the friend list
The Arbuckle book is pretty good.....I'm doing it in audio....as a playaway.
One of my favorite time periods is early 20th century.
I'll have to check and see how much of it is pure fiction...it's listed in the library as
But I do know there was "an incident"
I was fortunate to meet John Boyne, the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, at a conference I attended. Shortly after that, I read the book. It is a different look at the Holocaust (from the viewpoint of a Nazi officer's young son) and extremely disquieting. I will never forget the book and it's impact on me, but I had no desire to see the movie when it came out.
I used to buy tons of books, but now I borrow most everything I read from my public library. I love that I can reserve anything I want to read online. When it comes in they send me an e-mail and I go pick it up.
I immediately thought of you!
Would you, by any chance, be an elem. or middle school teacher or librarian? I ask because of Desperaux, Mrss. Frankweiler, and the Striped Pajamas? (I am an elem. school media specialist...former 5th and 6th gr. teacher.)
We have read a lot of the same books, you're right. I kind of got upset with Jodi Picoult after the ending to My Sister's Keeper (I physically threw the book across the room), so I haven't read as many of her books as you, but we have many of the other books on your shelf in common. Sure, we can be friends on Shelfari.
I think that breed is just hysterical. Do you think that they really understand how small they are? LOL!
Thanks so much for the friendship request - I am honored you would ask me. I don't use that feature of Shelfari, though. Please - feel free to post notes to my page at any time.
Pet the puppies for me,
The Good-Natured Girls
Two good little children, named Mary and Ann,
Both happily live, as good girls always can;
And though they are not either sullen or mute,
They seldom or never are heard to dispute.
If one wants a thing that the other would like
Well, what do they do? Must they quarrel and strike?
No, each is so willing to give up her own,
That such disagreements are there never known.
If one of them happens to have something nice,
Directly she offers her sister a slice;
And never, like some greedy children, would try
To eat in a corner with nobody by!
When papa or mamma has a job to be done;
These good little children immediately run;
Nor dispute whether this or the other should go,
They would be ashamed to behave themselves so!
Whatever occurs, in their work or their play,
They are willing to yield, and give up their own way:
Then now let us try their example to mind,
And always, like them, be obliging and kind.
- Jane Taylor
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