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Moontangled by Stephanie Burgis

We met Miss Banks and Miss Fennel, a sweet young couple hobbled by strict social rules, back in the first book of the Harwood Spellbook, Snowspelled. Now it’s their turn for their own story.
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The Girl with the Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis

This is the sequel to The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart, which won the 2017 Cybils award for Middle Grade Speculative Fiction.  It came out in the middle of my 2018 Cybils reading, and was one of the first books … Continue reading

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Thornbound by Stephanie Burgis

Stephanie Burgis has a new book in the Harwood Spellbook out on February 25!  Thank you so much to the author for the review copy! Thornbound. The Harwood Spellbook II by Stephanie Burgis. Five Fathoms Press, 2019. Cassandra Harwood overcame … Continue reading

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Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis.

Quick break for another pre-Cybils review, a charming Regency fantasy-romance, with strong underpinnings. Snowspelled. The Harwood Spellbook 1 by Stephanie Burgis. Five Fathoms Press, 2017. Cassandra Harwood used to be Angland’s only female magicians, and one of its best altogether.  … Continue reading

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Enjoying What Is: Paladin’s Grace and Iron Hearted Violet

It’s so easy to make things harder for ourselves by focusing on the way we think things should be, rather than the way things really are.  Here are two stories (Paladin’s Grace for adults, Iron Hearted Violet for kids) about … Continue reading

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My Favorite Books of 2019

Here’s the long list of the books I loved most last year, with notes to help you find them at your library now. Continue reading

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Anya and the Dragon by Sofiya Pasternack

This is one that was on my want-to-read list this year, a fantasy from Kwame Alexander’s new imprint, Versify.   Anya and the Dragon by Sofiya Pasternack. Versify/HMH, 2019. 9780358006077 Anya’s is the only Jewish family in her little Russian village … Continue reading

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Nominate Me for the Cybils!

There is still another week in which to nominate books for the Cybils Award!  I started going through all the eligible books I’ve read this year (far from exhaustive) to see what I wanted to nominate.  I have nominated in … Continue reading

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Rebel Girls and Gowns: YA Graphic Novels

Continuing with the graphic novels, here are some aimed at teens (or at least, from the teen section of the library.)  Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang. First Second Books, 2018. This book was tearing up the award and … Continue reading

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Diversity Update

I was full of optimism at the beginning of the year, when I posted about participating in a diversity read-along.  I haven’t linked a single review, nor am I sure that I’m reading the right topic in the right month. … Continue reading

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