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ABC I Like Me by Nancy Carlson
The Blight Family Singers by Kit Reed
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The Channel: Stories from L. A. by Susan Alcott Jardine
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
The Clue of the Broken Locket by Carolyn Keene
Building Manhattan by Laura Vila
The Dreamer: The Consequence of Nathan Hale by Lora Innes
Earthquake in the Early Morning (Magic Tree House #24) by Mary Pope Osborne
"The Economy of Vacuum" by Sarah Thomas
The Frog Prince Continued by Jon Scieszka
A Gift of Magic by Lois Duncan
Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley
Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck
I Needs Must Part, The Policeman Said by Richard Bowes
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw
Jenny's Birthday Book by Esther Averill
The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
The Little Band by James Sage
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Oscar and the Cricket by Geoff Waring
Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell
A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro
Stage Fright on a Summer Night (Magic Tree House #25) by Mary Pope Osborne
The Staircase by Ann Rinaldi
"Star-Crossed" by Tim Sullivan
Swine Not? by Jimmy Buffett
Take Me Out to the Ballgame by Gary Morgenstein
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers
The Titan's Curse Rick Riordan
Under the Lemon Trees by Bhira Backhaus
Yellowbelly and Plum Go to School by Nathan Hale

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for Swine Not?

Swine Not?: 07/31/10

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)I grew up with Jimmy Buffett's music but I won't go so far as to call myself a Parrothead. Around the time I was first starting off with being a Bookcrosser I was introduced his books. I'm probably more a fan of his books than I am of his music. Each book I've read has had something different to offer. I appreciate it when authors who try new things.

The other Buffet books I've read have involved his three loves: music, flying and the Caribbean. Swine Not? is a departure from those themes, being about two pigs who are desperately want a reunion, and their human families who help and hinder the process.

The book is catalogued and marketed for adults but it reads like a young adult novel. All of Buffett's books have a certain sophomoric joviality to them but Swine Not? is tamer than the others. Having the parallel structure told from a pair of pot belly pigs just adds to the feeling the book should be aimed at younger readers.

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