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Arthur the Arthropod
Arthur the Arthropod
Author: Bonnie Ogle
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
Review Date: 3/7/2015

Cute story, and educational as well. Big, colorful pictures. Arthur feels inferior because he only has 7 pairs of legs. He travels and meets other arthropods: a mosquito,
a dragonfly, and a crawfish. As he learns from them, he finally realizes that he has everything he needs.

Eruption (Supervolcano, Bk 1)
Eruption (Supervolcano, Bk 1)
Author: Harry Turtledove
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
Review Date: 9/14/2015

By page 91, I was so tired of the endless jibber-jabber of the characters, that I quit reading the book. Nothing of any importance had happened yet. I kept waiting for a volcano to erupt, but every time I turned a page, I was disappointed. The main character, Colin, is okay, but his kids are useless. It was like reading a very bad soap opera, where you keep waiting for something to happen.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Review Date: 7/18/2017

This woman is on crack. Unpack your purse every night, and thank everything in it for being useful? Repack it every morning?!
Keep my dishes out of sight by putting them on the porch to dry so that my kitchen looks tidy?!
She has a few good ideas, but overall, she's nuts.
I love a tidy house, but I also like to save time. If you are looking for ways to save time and keep your home tidy, this is not the book for you (or me).

Play Dead
Play Dead
Author: Ryan Brown
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
Review Date: 4/9/2015

Funny right from the get go. Oddly weird.

Author: Emma Donoghue
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
Review Date: 1/10/2016

This was not the greatest book that I've ever read, but it was good. I really liked how it made me think about what happens to people in these situations, after they are "rescued" from their captors. The media tells you how wonderful it is that they are "free", but I never thought about how they cope with the "outside world" afterwards- especially the children who are born in captivity, and don't know about "normal reality". It was very thought provoking for me. Sad, but good. It is written differently, and takes a while to get used to; not easy at first, but worth it, in the end. I'm not usually fond of "though provoking" books; I prefer action and books where I can lose myself from reality, but I think this is worth a read. It's short and easy, once you get used to way Jack talks.

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