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48 HBC Update 1

Friday, 2:45 It’s time to leave to get my kids from their various schools, so this has been my lovely chunk of reading time, interrupted only by checking to make sure that the dumpster my neighbor was having delivered into … Continue reading

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Your Favorite Pirate and 48HBC

Thank you to all the people who entered the giveaway for the Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate books! I hope you all had a great time with Children’s Book Week, and the rest of the stops on the hop, too. And … Continue reading

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Ten (with Giveaway)

It’s hard to believe, but today marks the tenth anniversary of this blog. My children made a 10 out of books to celebrate. I started posting book reviews to Livejournal as sapphireone on this date in 2004.  The blog has … Continue reading

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2 + 2 Cybils MG Graphic Novel Finalists

The Cybils will be announced on Friday! That leaves me with a lot of writing and very little time to catch up with all of my Armchair Cybils-related reading. (I had forgotten that I knew I wouldn’t be able to … Continue reading

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2013 in Review

I guess January is just always busy at the library, because I just spent some time putting together some statistics of the books I reviewed last year, and noticed that I had only six posts last January, too. But for … Continue reading

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The Planet Thieves

This is one for my Armchair Cybils reading, nominated in the Middle Grade Speculative Fiction category. I picked it up specifically as a boy-oriented book, to keep my reading balanced. The Planet Thieves by Dan Krokos. Tom Doherty Associates, 2013. … Continue reading

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Armchair Cybils

Someday – maybe after my youngest is in school full time (that would be next year), I’d love to be an actual Cybils panelist. But since that isn’t in the cards right now, I was thrilled when Charlotte posted about … Continue reading

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48 HBC Done

I did it! I finished reading a little after 10 pm last night, and did not wake up this morning in time to count any more reading (really, that’s a happy thing). I read for 731 minutes, or 12 hours … Continue reading

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48 HRC Update #2

And long overdue at that… Yesterday, I went around the house doing usual things, listening to Goliath and trying to find a few extra minutes to sit down and read The Cup and the Crown. Even though I of course … Continue reading

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48 Hour Book Challenge Update 1

I started reading The Cup and the Crown over breakfast at 6:40 this morning, read aloud five minutes of Barefoot Pirate to my son while waiting for his ride to school, and then listened to Goliath for 1 hour 20 … Continue reading

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