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TTT: Top 10 Books from the First Half of 2017

Only one of the three statements above is actually true – can you guess which one?  Top 10 Tuesday hosted by the very busy ladies at the Broke and the Bookish might officially be on hiatus, but I’m still taking … Continue reading

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The Merlin Conspiracy

My son and I have been reading Diana Wynne Jones together, both on audio and me reading aloud to him.  This is the second book in the duology that begins with Deep Secret, which so far only I have read. … Continue reading

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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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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 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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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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Four Fantastic Fantasies

Here are four mostly recent middle grade fantasies, all by authors I’ve enjoyed in the past, including Mike Jung, Nnedi Okorafor, Diane Zahler and Ursula Vernon. Continue reading

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October Diversity on the Shelf Update

I am participating in the Diversity on the Shelf Challenge hosted by Akilah at The Englishist. This month I read 9 books by authors of color and three more by white authors with diverse protagonists. So much great reading! Continue reading

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Akata Witch

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor For some reason, it’s hard to find non-whites and worlds modeled on places other than Europe in fantasy. And while I love medieval settings probably a lot more than the next person, diversity is the … Continue reading

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