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Come escape with me through reading...I read all sorts of books but mainly young adult, adult fiction, children's and nonfiction on a daily basis. You'll very rarely find me without a book by my side.
Gold Medal Summer - Donna Freitas Great read for reluctant readers--story moves quickly and the gymnastic talk is enough to be interesting but not too much for the average reader to get bogged down while reading Joey's story.

Recommend this read for an Olympic enthusiast this summer.
The Napping House - Audrey Wood, Don Wood Easily one of my favorites of all time
Who Has These Feet? - Laura Hulbert, Erik Brooks This would make a great flannel board :)
Animal House - Candace Ryan, Nathan Hale fun, tongue twisting read-a-loud :)
The Comeback Season - Jennifer E. Smith will have to try it again...could not get into it last time
Little Diva - LaChanze, Brian Pinkney fans of Fancy Nancy should enjoy this one

Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie

Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie - Herman Parish, Lynne Avril contains a recipe for apple pie
Gabby and Grandma Go Green - Monica Wellington contains a simple tutorial on making a cloth bag appropriate for young readers
The Juliet Club - Suzanne Harper will have to try it again...
In Too Deep - Jude Watson The best one in the series thus far--looking forward to book seven.
The Comeback Season - Jennifer E. Smith will have to try it again...could not get into it
Angels & Demons - Dan Brown If I were to choose to read only one book from Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code would be the choice. Angels and Demons is a prequel, introducing us to Langdon, the star of Da Vinci Code. The reader does learn background information about him that is not presented in The Da Vinci Code.

It is not a bad book, just seemed very drawn out to me. The mystery surrounding the Illuminati is well developed except the resolution at the end of the book seemed a bit too tidy. The version I read, is 710 pages, which to me the story could have been shorter.

This being said, I will be looking to read the next installment, The Lost Symbol due out this fall.
Wintergirls - Laurie Halse Anderson A truly exceptional book, Anderson returns to what I appreciate the most about her writing--her characterization of a gripping character the reader longs for and her struggle to overcome. Not an easy novel to read, this book haunted me so to speak because of the mental breakdown you can see Lia experiencing. Told from Lia's perspective, you are left wondering if Lia is going to be able to pull herself out of the pit she has thrown herself in or be buried alive.

The Maze of Bones - Rick Riordan In one moment, the life of Dan and Amy Cahill has forever changed. Now on a race around the world for a "secret" prize that will change the world as we know it, Amy and Dan fight to stay ahead of their more powerful and rich family members to find the solve the 39 clues before the rest of them do!

The first book in a series, written by multiple, popular children authors sets up the storyline for the rest of the books to come. This series will be popular with readers who enjoy adventure stories such as MVP: Magellan Voyage Project by Douglas Evans.