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Scratch9: Cat of Nine Worlds

Taking a quick break from my own middle grade speculative fiction Cybils reading to talk about the book I nominated for the elementary/middle grade graphic novel category. Scratch9: Cat of Nine Worlds by Rob M. Worley and Joshua Buchanan.    … Continue reading

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The Wells Bequest and The Poe Estate

Just as a reminder – you still have time to enter the giveaway for Oddly Normal! I have a never-ending list of books to read for myself in print – but when it comes to audiobooks for the car that … Continue reading

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Around the World

My friend A~, with whom I share many aspects of taste in books (including getting reading material primarily from the public library), is not generally one for graphic novels. So when she has laid down money for one, and then … Continue reading

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Target Practice

Target Practice. Cleopatra in Space Vol 1. by Mike Maihick. Graphix, 2014. Cleopatra, before she was queen, was a teenaged girl trying to worm her way out of formal lessons so she could spend more time perfecting her slingshot skills. … Continue reading

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The Return of Zita the Spacegirl

We’ve been fans of Zita since the first one came out – I hopped right in line for this one as soon as I saw it in the library catalog. The Return of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke. First … Continue reading

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Rapunzel’s Revenge

I’m so glad my daughter’s recent Rapunzel kick pushed me to check this one out – I’d been meaning to read it since it first came out. Speaking of graphic novels, my family all went out to the last day … Continue reading

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time

This is one that I’d checked out for my own Cybils reading towards the end of last year. It fell off my list for a while as I had so much else to read, and my son appropriated it for … Continue reading

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Magic Marks the Spot

I’m catching up with the last of my December reading. Here’s one that was nominated for the Cybils and a lot of fun even if it didn’t make the shortlist! I think it’s a good candidate for Ms. Yingling’s Boys … Continue reading

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Redshirts

While I’m reading as much Cybils stuff as I can, there came a point when I needed a new audiobook and gave up on finding a Cybils-nominated one after 10 or 15 minutes of looking. I asked the youth librarian … Continue reading

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Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff. First Second, 2013. Constantinople, 1807. Lieutenant Erdemoglu Selim first meets Delilah Dirk in prison, when he takes her official interview. She’s in for trespassing. Miss Dirk is an adventuress: half English, … Continue reading

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