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Summer Reading List, Part 1 – YA Lit

All school year I have been buying books and putting them in piles where they are waiting to be read. Now that summer is here, and I have plenty of time to read, I have decided to make a list … Continue reading

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Solar

A few weekends ago I finished Solar by Ian McEwan. I started the book on accident. Okay, not really on accident, but kind of by surprise. Here is what I mean … I stopped at the library on my way … Continue reading

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

“I wrote a book, and that means that I can do anything.” That simple sentence (actually it is a compound sentence) ends Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. For many years I have heard many … Continue reading

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I cried, and I am not afraid to admit it

Yesterday I finished reading (listening to) Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. This is a book that I saw sitting on a colleagues desk. (I love stealth book recommendations, by which I mean this: I see or hear someone talking … Continue reading

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Boy Meets Boy

Imagine a perfect world where a boy can walk down the street holding the hand of another boy and not feel shame or the awkward and judgmental stares of those who he passes. This world is exactly what David Levithan … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: The Maze Runner

END OF BOOK ONE – Four of the most frustrating and glorious words that one can read in a book. I just finished reading The Maze Runner by James Dashner. What an amazing book. And frustrating. Just like the end … Continue reading

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New books!

Earlier this week I went a little crazy on the English Companion Ning and Amazon.com – two websites that are a dangerous mix. After spending too much time browsing young adult titles (can one spend too much time doing such … Continue reading

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