Monthly Archive: August, 2012

Want to Live Forever?

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Personally, I wouldn’t want to live forever (seems like it would get kinda long), but I’ve recently read a couple books that make the possibility intriguing.  No, these aren’t vampires or werewolves or… Continue reading

It’s Complicated…

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“It’s complicated” is a Facebook relationship status option for a reason. No matter your age, romantic relationships can be quite complicated, but teen relationships can be particularly complicated due to youth and lack… Continue reading

Book Review: The Last Dragonslayer

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The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde. October 2012. 9780547738475. Gr 7-12. It is difficult to describe a Jasper Fforde book.  As I sat down to write this review, I felt it was going… Continue reading

Series Review : Gallagher Girls

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James Bond.  Jason Bourne.  Alex Rider. Maxwell Smart.  What do all of these fictional characters have in common?  They are all spies.  They are all male.  And they are all very good at… Continue reading

Can’t get enough of fairytale re-tellings?

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Me neither!  As I mentioned in a previous post, I love fairytale re-tellings.  They always contain a sweet romance where love conquerors all and evil doesn’t stand a chance against the pure in… Continue reading

Book Review: Cardboard

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Cardboard by Doug TenNapel. August 2012. 9780545418720. Gr. 6-8. (Reviewed from ARC) One of my favorite books as a kid started with a cardboard box.  I am thrilled that Christina Katerina and the… Continue reading

Book Review : Seraphina

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Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. 9780375866562. 2012. Gr 9-12. The English journalist and bibliophile Holbrook Jackson said, “Books worth reading are worth re-reading.” I am a steadfast re-reader.   I get as much pleasure reading… Continue reading

The Great Outdoors

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We live in an increasingly technological world.  It has become commonplace to see people, oblivious to their surroundings, staring at a computer, swiping through screens on their phone, or speedily thumbing out texts… Continue reading

Spotlight on Alison Jay

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To say that I’m a fan of Alison Jay’s work would be an understatement.  It’s more like I squeal with joy every time I see that she’s coming out with something new.  My… Continue reading