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Top 10 Books on My Want-to-Read List for the Second Half of 2017

Once again, the folks at the Broke and the Bookish say it’s time for me (and the rest of their groupies) to plan out our reading for the second half of the year. I will not complain about planning ahead for once. Here are (slightly more than) ten mostly middle grade fantasy books I’m looking forward to. Continue reading

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Asian-American Graphic Novels 2

Three years ago, I did a display in the library and a post here about Asian-American Graphic Novels.  This year felt like time for an update!  Just a few notes – this list was originally started around a core bibliography … Continue reading

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March and April Diverse Reading

This year, my goal was to try harder not just to read diverse books, but to focus on reviewing books by #ownvoices authors, specifically for Naz’s challenge at Read Diverse Books.  And while I think I’m doing pretty well with … 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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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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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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Diverse Reading Round-Up

This year, instead of focusing just on reading diverse authors, I’m working on something even harder for me – trying to keep up with writing reviews. I’m linking up my reviews of #ownvoices books at Read Diverse Books. Here’s what … Continue reading

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12 Girl-Led Read-alouds for K/1s

There’s been a lot of discussion about how people think that boys will only read or enjoy books about other boys.  I beg to differ.  It’s taken several months – but here at last is a list of girl-led read-alouds … Continue reading

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2016 Review: the Books

Here at last are some of my top favorite books from 2016 First, my standard disclaimer about rating books: “I have never liked doing a public scale rating of books – the librarian in me would rather describe what’s in the … Continue reading

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Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward to for the First Half Of 2017

This week, I’m trying to plan my reading for the first half a 2017. These books are a mix of me searching for diverse middle grade and teen books – especially fantasy and science fiction – as well as new offerings from favorite authors. Continue reading

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