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Hedy reviews "Overdressed"

“Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion” by Elizabeth L. Cline, 2012,2013, 258 pages, 338.477 CL

The “shockingly high cost” primarily refers to environmental, economic, and psychological costs.  In actuality, clothes today is cheaper to buy than it’s ever been.  It’s so cheap be… Read More…

Hedy reviews "Tell Everyone I said Hi"

“Tell Everyone I Said Hi: Stories” by Chad Simpson, 2012, 124 pages, FIC SIMP
Since being in a Great Books Foundation discussion group, I have really grown to appreciate the discussion value of  short stories.  They are like poems in their brevity, astute word choice, and sometimes obscurity, whi… Read More…

Hedy reviews "A Quiet Revolution"

“A Quiet Revolution: The Veil’s Resurgence from the Middle East to America” by Leila Ahmed, 3011, 352 pages, 297.576 AH

I read this book for the Muslim Journeys: American Stories project.  It was more scholarly than I expected and more about Middle Eastern history, politics, and culture than I e… Read More…

Buzz Kill

Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey
Millie works for her school newspaper and has a fierce rivalry with the student editor, Viv, who is also the head cheerleader. Viv orders Millie to write a piece about how the school may be making students and teachers sick since it was built upon an old refuse heap. Mil… Read More…

Amy Reviews The Devil’s Arithmetic

The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
Jane Yolan took a very deep perspective into her story About Hannah Stern. An ordinary Jewish girl, who just so happens to hate Passover. When welcoming Elijah, a traditional Jewish custom. She is transported back to the holocaust. Where she is no longer Hanna… Read More…

Grey Reviews The Candy Shop War

The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull
The Candy Shop War is a very cool book involving magic and candy of course. The book is very fun and riveting and is a great pass-time. This is a must read and should be recommended for the Iowa children’s choice award.

In the book, the main character Nathan … Read More…

Hedy reviews "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"

“Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values” by Robert Pirsig, 1974, 380 pages, 917.3 PI

I’ve been curious about this book for a long time, but it took a motorcyclist in my Great Books Discussion Group to motivate us all the read it, most of us for the first time.  The mot… Read More…

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