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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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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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Diversity on the Shelf Year-End Summary

December was my last chance to meet my personal goal for reading 60 books by authors of color this year for the Diversity on the Shelf 2016 Challenge.I needed four more and look – I’m making it! Continue reading

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Kidlitcon 2016

Two weekends ago, I was fortunate enough to attend Kidlitcon in Wichita, hosted by the wonderful Melissa Fox of Book Nut and planned by these amazing people: I came back and spent two weeks (punctuated by a weekend of Girl … Continue reading

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A Thousand Nights, Court of Fives, Keeper of the Mist

Here are three recent teen fantasies I’ve read with two things in common: I loved all of them, and they all feature brown-skinned heroines. Continue reading

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Diversity on the Shelf- July Update

My July reading included 5 mostly middle grade books by authors of color and three YA and adult books with main characters of color. Continue reading

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State of the Book Basket – July 2016

Summertime reading! Here’s what my daughter (6 3/4), my son (11) and my love and I are reading now, mostly from the library. Continue reading

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Top 10 Under-Rated Books

Here are my top ten under-rated middle grade and teen books, mostly fantasy as usual. Continue reading

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