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Cybils 2014!

It’s official! I’m a Round 1 Judge on the Cybils Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Panel! Follow the link through to see everyone else who’s involved- I am so very excited to be working with so many wonderful bloggers, from those … Continue reading

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48 Hour Book Challenge Finish Line

Sunday morning So, yesterday, I read over my breaks and wrote reviews between library patrons. I listened in the car on the way home from work, took a break for supper and kid-wrangling, and read The Savage Fortress for 15 … Continue reading

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48 Hour Book Challenge, Update 2

Saturday morning, 10:30 AM …wishing a belated good luck to everyone starting off on their reading challenge this morning!!! So yesterday was my day off work, which I devoted to reading as much as possible. I’m showing that I spent … Continue reading

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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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