Lynne L. (homescoolmom) - Reviews

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10 Principles for Spiritual Parenting
10 Principles for Spiritual Parenting
Author: Mimi Doe with Marsha Walch, Ph.D
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/7/2007


This was such an uplifting parenting book, full of joyful, loving advice (unlike some others).


Acceptance
Acceptance
Author: Susan Coll
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 10
Review Date: 6/3/2007
Helpful Score: 6


Anyone who has high-school aged kids will recognize every character in this book. This is a fun summer read for parents and students, if they can squeeze it in between practice essays and SAT prep. Acceptance is an enjoyable, quick read that I'm going recommending to all my friends.


Adventuring With Children: An Inspirational Guide to World Travel and the Outdoors (Avalon House Travel Series)
Review Date: 4/7/2007
Helpful Score: 1


A how-to book for the very brave, outdoorsy-type parents of young children. The guide contains tips for what to eat, how to pack, and even how far to bike with little ones. Interesting.


Angela's Ashes
Angela's Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/7/2007
Helpful Score: 2


Despite his difficult childhood growing up very poor, Frank McCourt brings humor and poignancy to his memoir. This book is so beautifully written that it's hard for a reader to remember that this is the US in 2007, not mid-century Ireland. Touching, haunting, and memorable.


Ask And It Is Given: Learning To Manifest Your Desires
Ask And It Is Given: Learning To Manifest Your Desires
Author: Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/14/2008
Helpful Score: 2


Spirituality meets practicality in Ask and It Is Given. There are specific steps listed designed to lift the reader's thoughts from their starting point to the next level, enabling reader to feel better immediately. Reading this book changed the way I view many things in life, and it has certainly enabled me to be more grateful and positive. Nothing bad can come of that.


The Autobiography of Henry VIII With Notes by his Fool, Will Somers
Review Date: 4/9/2007


A fascinating historical fiction account of the many wives of Henry VIII, and the Tudor line. English history was never so compelling.


Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Author: Kate Atkinson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/12/2007
Helpful Score: 1


This was one of the best books I read last year! Absolutely amazing writing.


Call of the Wild / White Fang
Call of the Wild / White Fang
Author: Jack London
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/7/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Classic wilderness adventure stories that many young men (and women) enjoy.


The Celestine Prophecy
The Celestine Prophecy
Author: James Redfield
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/28/2008
Helpful Score: 1


A mystical journey with real life insights. Definitely worth reading. More and more authors are coming to the same conclusions that James Redfield did in The Celestine Prophecy. Some of the chase scenes are cheesy, and the dialogue is awkward at times, but the insights are worth reading.


Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Author: John Perkins
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/7/2007
Helpful Score: 5


A fascinating true story of the corrupt governmental and corporate activities in which the United States has participated over the past 50 years. This book opened my eyes to a political underworld that is both exciting and terrifying.


Cool Colleges:  For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different
Review Date: 3/15/2008
Helpful Score: 1


Unlike some other guides to colleges, Cool Colleges lists some little-known schools along with the ubiquitous "name" universities. For all students who are not one-size-fits-all, Cool Colleges is organized according to interests. Block scheduling, co-op, and fine arts are just some of the categories included. This book is a keeper on my shelf now.


Cybill Disobedience: How I Survived Beauty Pageants, Elvis, Sex, Bruce Willis, Lies, Marriage, Motherhood, Hollywood, and the Irrepressible Urge to Say What I Think
Review Date: 10/28/2008


No holds barred, Cybill opens up about her childhood in Memphis, her family, and her years from television star to has-been and back again. Although possibly self-serving and written clumsily, Cybill's life story has enough humility and humor to make it thoroughly readable. Television and film fans will enjoy it.


Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/28/2008


Jonathan Safran Foer's book eloquently tells the story of a little boy's search for a secret lock, after losing his father in the World Trade Center attack. Not at all melodramatic, the story is incredibly touching. Foer captures the voice of the young boy brilliantly.


Falling Angels
Falling Angels
Author: Tracy Chevalier
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/9/2007
Helpful Score: 2


Tracy Chevalier's Falling Angels differs from some of her other works in that it jumps from historical period to modern. The tale is cleverly woven between generations, and is very intriguing. Great book.


French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating For Pleasure
French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating For Pleasure
Author: Mireille Guiliano
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/2/2007
Helpful Score: 6


Combining anecdotes with recipes and lifestyle tips, French Women Don't Get Fat instructs American women that we can in fact enjoy our food while staying slim. Food is not the enemy! A hopeful book.


The Friendly Shakespeare : A Thoroughly Painless Guide to the Best of the Bard
Review Date: 4/11/2007


Easily accessible Shakespeare for children and adults.


Galileo's Daughter : A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
Galileo's Daughter : A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
Author: Dava Sobel
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/11/2007
Helpful Score: 2


loved this book. Fascinating account of Galileo's life and times.


Getting Over Jack Wagner
Getting Over Jack Wagner
Author: Elise Juska
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/9/2007


Fun summer read for fans of the 80s!


Homeschoolers' Success Stories : 15 Adults and 12 Young People Share the Impact That Homeschooling Has Made on Their Lives
Review Date: 4/12/2007
Helpful Score: 2


As a homeschooling parent, Linda Dobson's collection of success stories is reassuring. Anyone thinking about homeschooling or already on the path will find this book uplifting.


How to Audition: For TV, Movies, Commercials, Plays, and Musicals (2nd Edition)
Review Date: 4/12/2007


An excellent how-to manual for actors and performers of all ages, written by an insider. A must-have book for actors everywhere.


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