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Grave Mercy

Grave Mercy, His Fair Assassin Book 1 by Robin LaFevers. The setting is 15th century Brittany. Ismae is a peasant’s daughter with an abusive father. When the man he marries her off to turns out to be abusive as well, … Continue reading

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Charlotte Jane Battles Bedtime

Charlotte Jane Battles Bedtime by Myra Wolfe. Illustrated by Maria Monescillo. Charlotte Jane is the daughter of two pirates, who have built a beautiful ship-shaped house in the suburbs. They use endearments like “doubloon” and “pomegranate”, managing to seem both … Continue reading

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The Mutu System

The Mutu System by Wendy Powell. This is not technically a book, but an on-line exercise and eating program designed for mothers. I found it after looking for a program that would combine the short intense workouts from The Women’s … Continue reading

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Parents Need to Eat Too

I’m just now catching up from last week… one day of holiday, one day of volunteering at Kids Read Comics (where I fell madly in love in a non-creepy-stalkerish way with Raina Telgemeier.) I’ll try to post more on that … Continue reading

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The Name of This Book Is Secret

The Name of This Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch. Read by David Pittu. This is first in a series of five books all named to discourage the reader from opening up the book. It’s a fun concept, and I’d … Continue reading

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The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham. Read by Jim Weiss. I have fond memories of my father reading this aloud to my siblings and me when we were children, but this was the first time I’d listened to … Continue reading

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Chopsticks

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral. This is a story told mostly in pictures which is curiously shelved as a regular novel rather than a graphic novel. That’s maybe because it’s told in photographs rather than drawings, though drawings … Continue reading

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Liar’s Moon

Here is what is really bothering me about this book right now: the first in the series was on one of the library reading lists for teens. I was trying to help a teen boy who’d read many of the … Continue reading

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Read by Khristine Hvam. “Once upon a time, an angel fell in love with a demon. It did not end well.” So begins this story, which has at its heart two relationships: … Continue reading

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The Unseen Guest

The Unseen Guest. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Book 3. by Maryrose Wood. Narrated by Katherine Kellgren. Young governess Penelope and her charges, the three Incorrigible Children, have only recently returned to Ashton place after the visit to London … Continue reading

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