Category Archives: Books

A Baker’s Half Dozen of Gluten Free Cookbooks

I was diagnosed with celiac disease just before Christmas last year, so as a break from my usual fiction, here are some of the cookbooks I’ve been reading. The first one arrived in the mail as a gift, and all … Continue reading

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Miss Buncle’s Book for Old School Wednesday

I’m going to borrow a feature title from the Book Smugglers again and call this Old School Wednesday – taking a break from trying to keep up with the latest hot releases by reading an older book.  This one first … Continue reading

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4 Kids’ Fantasies from Outside the US

Here are four middle grade fantasy books from the English-speaking world outside of the US – South Africa, Australia, Ireland, and the UK.  (Shorter reviews as part of my trying to catch up with my reading.) The Turnaway Girls by … Continue reading

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Recent Teen Reading: My Lady Jane, Summer of Salt, On the Come Up

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows. Read by Katherine Kellgren.  HarperCollins, 2016. Many people whose taste I trust said they enjoyed this book, plus it’s narrated by one of the best narrators ever, Katherine Kellgren, … Continue reading

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Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez. Rick Riordan Presents/Disney Hyperion, 2019. The story starts with the raw chicken in the locker.  Sal put it there, to get bully Yasmany off his case in hopes of making it … Continue reading

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New Kid by Jerry Craft

I first saw Jerry Craft’s work illustrating the massively underappreciated Zero Degree Zombie Zone. Now he’s come out with his own graphic novel, which is receiving a lot of very deserved attention.   New Kid by Jerry Craft. HarperCollins Childrens, … Continue reading

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3 Fantastic Graphic Novels for Kids

Here are three recent fantasy and science fiction graphic novels for kids Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill. Oni Press, 2018. I’m really fond of Katie O’Neill’s beautiful art style paired with woman- and queer-power storylines and couldn’t resist getting this … Continue reading

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The First 10 Books I reviewed for Top Ten Tuesday

It’s Tuesday!  Posting without pictures in the interests of getting this up. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.  Here are the first 12 books I reviewed on my blog, all the way back in … Continue reading

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Queer as a Five Dollar Bill

I’d heard of Lee Wind’s blog, I’m Here, I’m Queer, What the Hell Do I Read before, but it took me a little bit to put this together with the nice guy I was chatting with at KidLitCon.  He told … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Reads for Top Ten Tuesday

Once again, the Top 10 Tuesday topic intrigued me enough to make me ignore the pages of notes on books I’ve read waiting to be written up.  I’d been putting together a list over the course of a couple weeks. … Continue reading

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