Monthly Archive: October, 2011

Promising Bloom: Wonder

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When Wonder by R.J. Palacio found its way to my desk, I was disappointed.  The book was not disappointing; the timing was. I had just spent months scouring library collections and wading through… Continue reading

Book Review: Tuesdays at the Castle

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Tuesdays at the Castle, by Jessica Day George. October, 2011 (ARC copy). Castle Glower has a mind of its own, literally. Every Tuesday it creates new rooms and corridors, and it shows preference for… Continue reading

Historical fiction has it all

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One of the reasons I like historical fiction is the variety within the genre.  You can find adventure, romance, humor, and realism in a historical novel. All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky… Continue reading

Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. 2011. Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well. Are you intrigued yet? Wishes, teeth, mythical… Continue reading

Book Review: Breaker Boys : How a Photograph Helped End Child Labor

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Breaker Boys : How a Photograph Helped End Child Labor (Captured History series) by Michael Bergan. 2011. Child labor was common in the United States in the 19th century.  Children, sometimes as young… Continue reading

Promising Blooms : The Fault in Our Stars

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. January 10, 2012. John Green’s newest book will be coming out in early January, and in my opinion, it is his best yet.  It is… Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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According to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure website, in 2011 there will be 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer.  That number is overwhelming to me.  In honor of Breast Cancer… Continue reading

Introducing: Promising Blooms

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Promising Blooms is a new category that will feature upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating–releases that won’t be coming out for two or three months. Rather than a jam-packed review, you can expect… Continue reading

Preschool Picks

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As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I have a preschool-age daughter.  She loves books, so my reading choices have gone from mostly teen fiction to mostly picture books.  It’s quite the change… Continue reading

Book Review: The Absolute Value of Mike

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The Absolute Value of Mike by Kathryn Erskine. 2011. Mike’s dad is a brilliant mathematician, but he has trouble doing the ordinary things—like making meals, paying bills, and finding his car keys.  Mike… Continue reading