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A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea. Earthsea Book 1. by Ursula K. Le Guin. Narrated by Rob Inglis. My parents were big Le Guin fans, so I’d read this book and many others by her as a child, though I confess I … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and Eric Shanower. Art by Skottie Young. Colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu. I’ve been trying to do a better job of actually reading the kids’ graphic novels I hear are good. Shanower … Continue reading

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The Borrowers

I think on principle that I ought to make my son read the book before we watch the movie… but the dvd at the library was just so tempting. We had family movie day with “The Secret World of Arrietty”, … Continue reading

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The Odyssey

My eight-year-old son has listened to and loved all the Percy Jackson books, plus lots of other fantasy and myths that we’ve read to him. So when I found this new, brightly illustrated edition on the back shelves of the … Continue reading

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Around the World in 80 Days

As I’ve been enjoying the recent steampunk literature, I realized that I’d never read many of what are now considered the Originals. I downloaded this audio version from the library website, and happily listened to it while washing dishes. Around … 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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Five Little Peppers and How They Grew

This one was part of my on-going listening adventures with my son. As my dear readers no doubt remember, he’s about to start first grade, but is listening on more of a fifth- or sixth-grade level, so we’re always looking … Continue reading

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The Knitter’s Almanac

The Knitter’s Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmerman Just in case there is a knitter reading my blog who hasn’t heard of Elizabeth Zimmerman… well, this seems pretty darn unlikely. But just in case. Elizabeth Zimmerman’s books take homey, personality-filled writing applied … Continue reading

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Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. Read by Esther Benson. I read Pippi multiple times as a child, of course, but hadn’t reread as an adult. And I tried Pippi on my son a couple of years ago – he would … Continue reading

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Classics

Well, I was supposed to have this talk for the teens on classics and award winners. I didn’t, because I ended up having my appendix out the day before and didn’t feel like toddling in to the library in my … Continue reading

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