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Forest of Memory

A book Review: In the story Katya is an antique collector. It is a normal day collecting a new typewriter and some other antiques. She has an appreciation for the story of each item she collects. While on her way to deliver an item for a client, she is kidnapped. Her connection to the network is severed– something she’s never experienced for any length of time. Continue reading

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Secret of the Unicorn Queen

Prior to 5th grade, I hated reading. By the time I entered 6th grade, I loved it. What happened? Mrs. Madigan happened. She read books to us after recess and that was the highlight of my day. She read the … Continue reading

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An Ember in the Ashes

Sabaa Tahir is one of my new favorite authors! Ember in the Ashes is Sabaa Tahir’s first book. She is an experienced writer though; she worked for the Washington Post right after University, and it shows. Her writing is tight, … Continue reading

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Rebel Mechanics

The novel this week is an alternate history. If you are not familiar with these, they are stories that imagine a ‘what if’ question which alters historical events and writes the imagined result of that question.  In this case, what … Continue reading

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I am Princess X

This is another Lone Star book.  Next in line for me to read is Rebel Mechanics which is another Lone Star book. Yes, I frequently shop the Lone Star List when looking for a good book to read. I’ve never read … Continue reading

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Number the Stars

Here is my first guest blogger! Dianne McBride is a dear friend of mine and a fellow teacher of middle school students. She is reviewing a book that earned a Newberry Metal in 1990. It’s a book which has been … Continue reading

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