Category Archives: Five Star Picks

Before Green Gables

A Five Star Pick As a hard core fan of the Anne of Green Gables series (which I only read when I took a Children’s Literature course in college), I was ecstatic when I knew this novel was in the … Continue reading

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The Penguin Lessons

A Five Star Pick This memoir explores the adventure of a young British professor, taking the risk to travel abroad and landing on the other side of the world, to teach at a boy’s school in Argentina—during a corrupt regime.  … Continue reading

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Don Quixote

A Five Star Pick I’m going way back for this one.  Yes, it is a classic but I just read it this year.  It took me a few months to finish it too.  Not because it was boring or I … Continue reading

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Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat

A Five Star Pick I have wanted to talk about Cooper’s book for a long time.  I loved it so much that I bought it as a gift for a friend.  I wanted to share my affection for this book … Continue reading

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The Dictionary of Mutual Understanding

A Five Star Pick Jackie Copleton has written a fine debut.  How do I know?  Is reading the book literally in ONE day enough proof that the novel is engrossing?  I was the first to take home this gem from … Continue reading

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The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations

A Five Star Pick This is not only a great pick-me-up with hilarious photos and sarcastic sayings—it would make a perfect stocking stuffer for those who are cat lovers.  Anyone who knows the craze of Grumpy Cat will enjoy this … Continue reading

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Inside the O’Briens

A Five Star Pick I had been waiting for this novel from Genova ever since I heard it was being written and I have to say I was not disappointed.  Once again, she has proven that a neurological condition, despite … Continue reading

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