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5 Bookish Resolutions for 2018 + 12 Books I missed in 2017

5 Bookish Resolutions for 2018 + 12 Books I missed in 2017 It’s Tuesday (or it was) and so once again I am tempted away from my backlog of reviews and my looking back at what I read in 2017 … Continue reading

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9 more Cybils titles I loved

I really do love all the books we put on the Cybils Finalists list this year.  But is it really surprising that when we’re considering over twelve dozen books  I fall in love with more than seven?  I know we … Continue reading

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2017 Cybils Finalists

Happy New Year, dear readers! I’m back at work after spending a week with my family. I have lots of lists and stats to get to – but first of all, in case you missed it, the Cybils finalists were … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Greenglass House

It’s been three long years since we were first introduced to Milo Pine and his parents in their fabulous inn at Greenglass House.  I was very excited that the new book was nominated for the Cybils, so that I had … Continue reading

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The Adventurers Guild

The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos. Disney Hyperion, 2017. Zed is a servant’s son, half-elf in a city where that’s a much bigger deal than his fawn-colored skin.  His best friend is Brock, a wealthy merchant’s … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tuesday: Top 10 Books I Hope Santa Brings Me

It’s been… about 6 months since I last did a Top 10 Tuesday (hosted by the dedicated folks at the Broke and the Bookish.)  Oops.  But I ran across Chachic’s, and now I am distracted from all the books I still … Continue reading

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The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente

Catherynne M. Valente, author of thought-provoking fantasy for children and adults, takes the authors of classic literature for adults – the Bronte siblings – and turns them into characters in a book for children.  Can she pull it off? The … Continue reading

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The Lost Property Office by James R. Hannibal

The Lost Property Office. Section 13 Book 1 by James R. Hannibal. Simon and Schuster, 2017.  Jack Buckles and his mother and little sister Sadie have flown from America to London to search for his missing father.  When impulsive Sadie … Continue reading

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The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol

What does happen to a witch once she’s done with school? The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol. Read by Elizabeth Knowelden. Scholastic Audiobooks, 2017. Arianwyn Gribble has flunked her witch’s test.  She hopes it isn’t just the influence of her … Continue reading

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Journey’s End by Rachel Hawkins

I enjoyed Rachel Hawkins’ earlier Hex Hall series, and was pleased to see her first middle grade book nominated for the Cybils. Journey’s End by Rachel Hawkins. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2017. Our story opens in the village of Journey’s End … Continue reading

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