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An African Tale by Enna Neru
Aging with Grace by Greg Liberman
Alison's Zinnia by Anita Lobel
Always Looking Up by Michael J. Fox
Angel of Forgetfulness by Steve Stern
Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray by Nick Bruel
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
The Boggart and the Monster by Susan Cooper
Christmas Eve by Suçie Stevenson
The Costume Copycat by Maryann MacDonald
Cuckoo by Lois Ehlert
Epidapheles and the Inadequately Enraged Demon by Ramsey Shehadeh
From the Devotions by Carl Phillips
Gery Tales by Gerry Boylan
Golden Conspiracy by Robert James Gilder
Here is Greenwood, Vol 1 by Yukie Nasu
Jellaby: Monster in the City by Kean Soo
A Kitten Tale by Eric Rohmann
Little Ballet Star by Adèle Geras
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
The Morning Star by Nick Bantock
Nature's Building Blocks by John Emsley
Night-Night Little Pookie by Sandra Boynton
No, David! by David Shannon
The Noisy Way to Bed by Ian Whybrow
The Scrambled States of America Talent Show by Laurie Keller
Storm Cats by Malachy Doyle
Tim and Pete by James Robert Baker
Tsunami Warning by Taylor Morrison
Two Bobbies by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery
Uh-oh! by Rachel Isadora

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Rating System

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

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Always Looking Up 03/04/11

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Always Looking Up, the sequel to Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox appeared recently at our monthly book club. Having enjoyed his first upbeat and informative autobiography about his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, I snatched up this book.

If the first book was about his life and his initial response to the diagnosis, this book was his "so now what?" response. For Fox it meant ending his acting career (for the most part) and beginning a career of fund raising and campaigning for stem cell research.

I am certainly interested in the progress (or lack there of) in Parkinson's research. Always Looking Up is more about the people involved in his work. It's about the process of campaigning, not about the results. It's a long list of name dropping and day to day details instead of the results or consequences. For such an interesting topic, the book is dull.

Two stars.

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