Category Archives: Books

The White Road of the Moon by Rachel Neumeier

A girl looked down on for multiple reasons, especially her dark skin and black eyes, may just prove to be the one person needed to save the world in The White Road of the Moon by Rachel Neumeier. With ghosts, strong friendship, poetry, and a beautifully detailed fantasy world. Continue reading

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Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want to Read a Book

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by the creative folks at the Broke and the Bookish. I do have bugaboos, some that will make me not pick up a book in the first place or dnf it if discovered, … Continue reading

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A Little Taste of Poison

I have been faithfully making my lists of the top 10 books I’ve missed from the previous year for the last several years now (Here are my lists for books from 2016, 2015 and 2014).  And every year, I never … Continue reading

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The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. Roc, 2015. As the story opens, our heroine, Irene, is disguised as a maid at a boys’ boarding school, scrubbing late at night in order for a chance to achieve her mission: taking an … Continue reading

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3 Fun Graphic Novels for Kids

Here are a handful of fun graphic novels my kids (mostly both the 7 and the 12 year old) and I have read and enjoyed recently. Space Dumplins by Craig Thompson. Scholastic, 2015. True confession: this is one my love … Continue reading

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Top 10 Most Unique Books I’ve Read

Naturally, I only fell in love with yesterday’s Top 10 Tuesday topic after I already had a post underway.  Still, the books kept coming into my head until I had a list.  That list will probably be different in a … Continue reading

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The Willow Falls series by Wendy Mass

Last year, my library started subscribing to a digital service called hoopla.  As I was browsing through the children’s audiobook selection, I found a 2009 Cybils finalist – from before I started following the Cybils, but had wanted to go … Continue reading

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The Magicians of Caprona and The Seventh Wish

Here are some short takes catching up on my reading during Cybils season. The Magicians of Caprona by Diana Wynne Jones. Greenwillow Books 2001, 1980. This is a relatively stand-alone volume in the Chrestomanci series, in which he appears (as … Continue reading

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State of the Book Basket – April

Ok, so it looks like it’s been months since I’ve done one of these posts.  Did you miss them?  Here’s what we’re reading right now: The Daughter, 7 ½, is going full tilt on chapter books right now, while still … Continue reading

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The Goblin’s Puzzle

This is me, slowly making my way through the Cybils Middle Grade Spec Fic finalists. The Goblin’s Puzzle by Andrew S. Chilton. Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. The boy has known nothing but the life of a slave, and believes further … Continue reading

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