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Runemarks

Runemarks by Joanne Harris. Read by Sile Birmingham. Once upon a time the Aesir ruled the Nine Worlds from their home in Asgard.  After Ragnarok, though, both the Aesir and their fellow gods the Vanir disappeared from the worlds.  500 … Continue reading

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Shadow and Bone

The year I lived in Germany, I thought I’d try to learn a language that I couldn’t learn back home in the states.  I picked Czech.  (I’ve since regretted not taking Mittelhochdeutsch, or medieval German, which would have been useful … Continue reading

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Drama

“Did you want to read this?” I asked my love, waving this as part of a stack of library books I was done with. I of course was on the hold list as soon as it was in the library … Continue reading

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Mail Order Ninja

I’ve had this happen a couple of times now…. I read a book with my boy and we both enjoy it. Then I meet the author, rave to him (always a him) about how we loved it… bring my son … Continue reading

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Habibi

I should perhaps have mentioned it yesterday, but the Cybils nominations are open. That means that if you are a fan of a children’s or teen book (or book app) that’s come out since last October 15, you can go … Continue reading

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Seraphina

Seraphina by Rachel Hartmann Decades ago, the Queen of a human kingdom and the King of the dragons worked out a peace treaty, still not completely trusted by anyone. Since then, the dragons (who call themselves saars) have decided that … Continue reading

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Cinder

I picked this up thinking it looked like steampunk. It’s more cyberpunk than steampunk, but still fun a fun fairy tale/sci-fi mashup. Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Read by Rebecca Soler. Obviously, we know going into this story that it’s a … Continue reading

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The Battle of Blood and Ink

Battle of Blood and Ink by Jared Axelrod and Steve Walker. The author’s note for this book says that the two guys were talking together about the craziest story they could come up with, and what they came up with … Continue reading

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The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy Why is it that the princes from all the fairy tales are simply called Prince Charming?  According to this book, it’s because the bards are more interested in a good … Continue reading

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Dust Girl

I’ve been reading Sarah Zettel for over a decade now, and wish that more people knew her wonderful books. Hopefully this book, her first children’s/YA, will help her gain some broader recognition. Standard disclaimer: Sarah Zettel was responsible for my … Continue reading

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