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Shared Experiences from 2013

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I read Library of Natural Disasters- Tornadoes

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Geek Out

I read Mitch and Amy

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Love it

I watched STORM CHASERS

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Curtains Up

I read TORNADOES- EARTHS POWER by David and Patricia Armentrout

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Back In Time
This book is great to know all about history and facts about tornadoes.

I read MY BEST FRENEMY by Julie Bowe

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Love It.
A girl named Ida May in third grade becomes distant with her best friend by a game of Truth or Dare. As she plays the game, she becomes friends with someone else.

Read a Graphic Novel about Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller

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Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller

Annie Sullivan and the trials of Helen Keller by Joseph Lambert ; with an introduction by TK — If I knew nothing of either Annie Sullivan or Helen Keller, this might not have been the best first choice to find out, but the graphic format is very creative. I was especially impressed with how the illustrator alternated between Annie Sullivan (with full color and detail) and Helen Keller (beginning with more basic colors and very little detail, but as she learned more words, the pictures also became more rich). My biggest complaint is the skipping around - at times it was hard to tell where in Annie and Helen's timeline the story was taking place. There were multiple flashbacks into Annie's young life, which gave some nice insight, but created a very non-linear story.

Read the Memoir that Inspired Downton Abbey (among others)

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Below Stairs by Margaret Powell

Below stairs: the classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired "Upstairs, downstairs" and "Downton Abbey" by Margaret Powell — A very conversational memoir of a kitchen maid turned cook in the early half of the twentieth century. Margaret Powell is frank and entertaining while she relates growing up in poverty, beginning to earn a wage, and finding a husband. It's easy to see how this inspired the creators of Upstairs Downstairs, Gosford Park, and Downton Abbey.



Upstairs, downstairs. The complete first season, Volumes 1 & 2 [videodisc] by London Weekend Television


Upstairs, downstairs [videodisc] by BBC Cymru Wales


Gosford Park [videodisc] by USA Films presents in association with Capitol Films and the Film Council a Sandcastle 5 production in association with Chicagofilms and Medusa Film

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Miss Ocean Shores by Erica David

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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. My favorite author.

I read three different books about the Mackinac Straits area :)

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The three books were: "Wish You Were Here An Album of Vintage Mackinac Postcards" by Steven C. Brisson; "Images of America Mackinac Island" by: Tom North; and my favorite "Vintage Views of the Mackinac Straits Region" by: M. Christine Byron & Thomas R. Wilson

Read a book

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The Lab
This was a book about time travel and a mystery.

Read a book

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Read Wikipedia about Pie
I love pie

Read a book

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In the Zoo, In the City
I liked when the other animals woke each other up and went back and forth.

I read a book.

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Lake Huron by Ann Armbruster
This is about a lake in our state. It has the most islands of all the great lakes. The lake is named after Native Americans.

Afternoon reading time

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Mary Alice Operator Number 9 by Jeffrey Allen

Afternoon reading time

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Geronimo Stilton, Secret Agent by Geronimo Stilton

Afternoon reading time

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Water in the Park by Emily Jenkins

Afternoon reading time

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My healthy body by Liza Fromer and Francine Gerstein

Love it

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Alice-Miranda at school

Morning reading time

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Perfect Square by Michael Hall
We read this again during a car ride today.