Tag Archives: adventure

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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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again

I’m always on the lookout for exciting chapter books that will grab my boy’s attention – and a flying car pursued by a powerful villain certainly fits the bill. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Illustrated … Continue reading

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The Sign of the Black Rock and The Captive Prince

The Sign of the Black Rock. Three Thieves Book 2. by Scott Chantler. The Captive Prince. Three Thieves Book 3. by Scott Chantler. My son and I are continuing with this series and still having a great time. Dessa, Fisk … Continue reading

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Libriomancer

Jim C. Hines is a Michigan fantasy sci-fi author whose previous work on the Princess series I’ve enjoyed (I must have read them at stressful times, for though I’ve read all but one of them, I don’t seem to have … Continue reading

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Assassin’s Curse

Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke The plot: Ananna of the Tanaru is a pirate captain’s daughter who always planned to captain her own ship one day. But her dreams are sent spinning when her parents betroth her to a … Continue reading

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Soulless, the Manga

This is one that I found and bought for my library’s adult graphic novel collection. Soulless: the Manga by Gail Carriger. Art and adaptation by Rem. I really enjoyed Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series (here’s my original review of Soulless. … Continue reading

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Saga

Saga. Volume 1. by Brian K. Vaughan. Art by Fiona Staples. Brian K. Vaughan is such a popular author that of course I had to buy his latest book, even if I never quite got into Y: the Last Man … 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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