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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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Top 10 Underrated/Hidden Gem Books I’ve Read In The Past Year

The Top 10 Tuesday list, inspired by the good folks at the Broke and the Bookish – which would have been out on Tuesday (I’m almost positive) if not for some pesky life events. Perhaps soon life will calm down … Continue reading

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Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant to Read but Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)

It’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday list – thank you so much again to the dedicated folks at the Broke and the Bookish for organizing this.  I actually managed to read 7 of the 10 books from last year’s … Continue reading

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Cybils Finalists!

Happy New Year! Real life is conspiring to keep me away from blogging – but I’ve been reading lots of great books and hope to be back to share them with you soon. One of my New Year’s traditions now … Continue reading

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