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Double Act | Jacqueline Wilson
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Book #110: This is another book by the person who brought us The Story of Tracy Beaker, which I recommended. I thought that story was different enough to be considered by people to read. This book has a similar vein in that it is a story told in the first person, but this time by a set of twins. They go back and forth as to who is writing the story...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2012/07/305-greatest-books-110-double-act.html

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Carmen | Prosper Merimee
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Book #109: When I read some of these shorter, free books, on my wife's Kindle, I have a tendency to wonder if this is the actual book that is on the list. Carmen was one of these books because it took me three days to read, so I looked up the plot synopsis on Wikipedia, and lo and behold, yes this was the book on my list. Other than being remarkably...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2012/06/305-greatest-books-109-carmen.html

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The Story of Tracy Beaker | Jacqueline Wilson
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Book #108: Following the trend of reading the children's books on the list with my daughter we have the first of the Jacqueline Wilson books on the list (of which there are 4). This book is about a girl who lives in an orphanage waiting for a family to foster her. It is told in the first person as a journal that Tracy (the main character) is writing...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2012/06/the-306-greatest-books-108-story-of.html

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Book #107: The first thing that comes to mind after read this book is "what the hell?". I have read some really good books on the list, and some not so good ones, but this comes close to one of the worst books I have yet read. I didn't even know it was the second book in a series until I looked it up afterwards, which explains some of the initial...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2012/05/the-306-greatest-books-107-magic.html

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Book #106: As may be imagined, this falls under the "Philosophy" section of the Sybervision book list. I have usually been a bit harsher on the books in Philosophy Section, along with the "Science and Civilization" books, because I am reading them for enjoyment and that is how I am going to rate them. A lot of the books in these sections read as...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2012/05/the-306-greatest-books-106-how-we-think.html

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner | Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Book #105: Before I started this book, I was expecting something in "Old English" similar to Beowulf and Shakespeare, neither of which I really enjoy all that much. However, this was much different. It is written in the Old English style but in such a way that it it understandable for the most part, although I admit I did have a little difficulty...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2012/04/the-306-greatest-books-105-rime-of.html

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Camille | Alexandre Dumas Fils
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Book #104: At first while reading this book I got the feeling I would have to dredge my way through it like I have through several on these lists. The writing was awkward in the beginning; either that or the translation was poor. Either way, I was not enjoying it. The story seemed rather random and it was kind of dull. But then something just clicked...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2012/04/the-306-greatest-books-104-camille.html

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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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Book #103: This was one of the books that my daughter and I have been reading together. I have had this book for a little while and have been hesitant to read it because of it's length but we had just finished Little Women, so I figured this wouldn't be so bad. Well, I didn't really like this book. I hated the main character, Anne, for most of the...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2012/03/the-306-greatest-books-103-anne-of.html

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Book #102: This is often mentioned as one of those books known just for being long, and long it is (~1600 pages) but not many people can say what the main story is about. This book follows Napoleon's invasion of Russia during the early 1800's, but most importantly during 1812. My overall impression of War and Peace, is that it feels like a...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2012/02/the-306-greatest-books-102-war-and-peace.htm...

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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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Book #101: Typically when Little Women is mentioned, it is often regarded (at least in my mind) as a little girls/ chick lit novel. I had tended to stay away from this book for that very reason and it might have worked out for the better. The way I read it was very slowly, about 10 pages or so a night, to my daughter, over most of the year. In...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2011/12/the-306-greatest-books-101-little-women.html

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