Thursday, March 31, 2011
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Even though I have a list - that is fairly long - of books I want to post about for Throwback Thursday, I have been happy to continue remembering more books that I read while growing up and adding to my list.
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Euna Lee was thrust into the spotlight in 2009 when she and fellow journalist Laura Ling were captured by the North Koreans and held captive. I remember watching this story unfold on TV and rejoiced in watching their tearful reunion with their families months later.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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Monday, March 28, 2011
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Sunday, March 27, 2011
My mailbox has been getting a workout lately! I have such an abundance of books to read now, that I better get moving.
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Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
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Thursday, March 24, 2011
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Rose McKenna volunteers as a lunch mom in her daughter Melly’s school in order to keep an eye on Amanda, a mean girl who’s been bullying her daughter. Her fears come true when the bullying begins, sending Melly to the bathroom in tears. Just as Rose is about to follow after her daughter, a massive explosion goes off in the kitchen, sending the room into chaos. Rose finds herself faced with the horrifying decision of whether or not to run to the bathroom to rescue her daughter or usher Amanda to safety. She believes she has accomplished both, only to discover that Amanda, for an unknown reason, ran back into the school once out of Rose's sight. In an instance, Rose goes from hero to villain as the small community blames Amanda’s injuries on her. In the days that follow, Rose's life starts to fall to pieces, Amanda’s mother decides to sue, her marriage is put to the test, and worse, when her daughter returns to school, the bullying only intensifies. Rose must take matters into her own hands and get down to the truth of what really happened that fateful day in order to save herself, her marriage and her family.
In the way that Look Again had readers questioning everything they thought they knew about family, Save Me will have readers wondering just how far they would go to save the ones they love. Lisa Scottoline is writing about real issues that resonate with real women, and the results are emotional, heartbreaking and honest.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Mark Childress' novel Georgia Bottoms was such a fun read. I was expecting to enjoy this novel, but didn't know how much I would laugh to myself while reading it. My memories of the only other book I have read by Childress, One Mississippi, led me to believe this book was going to be more serious. Instead, this book is laugh-out-loud funny, as Georgia Bottoms finds herself in one predicament after another.
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Monday, March 21, 2011
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Sunday, March 20, 2011
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Saturday, March 19, 2011
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Thursday, March 17, 2011
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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Monday, March 14, 2011
The first official day of spring break. Little Sister and I went to the mall and had our hands henna-ed. Isn't it beautiful? Big Sister and Middle Sister are going to be so jealous when they get home from school. I am sure we will be going back during the week so they can get a henna tattoo, too.
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Sunday, March 13, 2011
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Saturday, March 12, 2011
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Friday, March 11, 2011
This week's question:
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Thursday, March 10, 2011
If only I could read all the books I want to as quickly as I would like. Then, Eli the Good by Silas House would have been read last year for the Vietnam War Challenge. As it is, no matter my timing for this book, I am so glad I did read it. Although it is set in 1976, America's bicentennial year, this book really has a great deal to do with Vietnam.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
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