Friday, January 28, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
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Friday, January 21, 2011
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Friday, January 14, 2011
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Thursday, January 13, 2011
The characters are interesting although they live a lifestyle that is much different than upper middle class Bucks County! I especially liked that Dovey is happy and content in her life just as it is which is something we can all aspire to. I also liked the simplicity of the Coe's lives and how they enjoyed nature and just being together. I'd like to live that life! No tv, no playstation, no computer. Just the people they love and God's green acres that surrounds them. Find out how the Coe's do it and read a great mystery, too!
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Friday, January 7, 2011
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
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This is a devotional style book that gives us a look at the stories behind the hymns many of us grew up with. The book is laid out with the lyrics and music on the left side with the background story on the right side. I really enjoyed reading about the background of some of these hymns as it gives more meaning to the songs when you sing them later. Some of the stories I wanted to hear more about. I also loved that each song had the scripture verse that it was inspired by at the top of each page. Although I would not use this as my only devotion for the day it certainly is inspiring and a great reminder of how these songs came to be.
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Monday, January 3, 2011
While this is considered "Christian fiction", that may be a stretch. You will not be stumbling across a lot of God's word. There are also some fairly graphic portrayals of some violence. However, Brower is a good writer and weaves several plotlines together until the end, when these parallel stories come together.
note: i received this book free in exchange for a review of any type.
Posted by PCS High School Library at 7:16 AM
The story takes place in a Bronx high school in an English class that introduces kids to poetry. But it's way more than that as you'll come to see each person learn that there is way more behind their classmates "masks" and that we all pretend to be someone we aren't, especially in the tough high school years. As the kids get a better appreciation of who the kids around them are, they learn about themselves and their dreams and that they just may be able to reach them.
Stick with it to the end!