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On The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

“I found a dead body in the cucumber patch,’ I told them. ‘How very like you,’ Ophelia said, and went on preening her eyebrows.” ~ Alan Bradley, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, pg 35 The Sweetness at the Bottom … Continue reading

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On Welcome to Bordertown

      I have a new ambition: to write a Bordertown story. I would love to be published in a Bordertown anthology someday. I’m not sure that’s likely, but who knows?       Somehow, I missed the older … Continue reading

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On Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

One of my tasks at the public library is to “finish processing books” which is a fancy way of saying I take a new book, glue in its pocket, make sure the spine label matches the pocket information, stamp it … Continue reading

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On Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

“I clung to my rusted dreams during the times of silence. It was at gunpoint that I fell into every hope and allowed myself to wish from the deepest part of my heart”(page 172). In Between Shades of Gray, Ruta … Continue reading

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On Clare Dunkle’s House of Dead Maids

  This book wasn’t quite what I thought it would be. I thought that it was a prequel to Wuthering Heights and it is…sort of. More accurately, House of Dead Maids is a fictional tale about what inspired Emile Bronte … Continue reading

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On The City of Thieves by David Benioff

It’s been awhile since I’ve read a novel with a male protagonist. I’m more drawn to books with female heroines. Am I girly? Maybe. I guess I just feel like I can relate to the female protagonists better. That said, … Continue reading

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Reading Phases: Colonial Fiction

I go through reading phases. A few months ago I couldn’t get enough fantasy fiction. Then, I moved on to dystopian fiction. Most recently, I’m wrapped up in historical fiction, especially fiction about colonial Massachusetts. I’ve read Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks followed … Continue reading

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On Matched by Ally Condie

I read Matched by Ally Condie as part of the Dystopia Challenge I’m participating in. I have to admit, I am really enjoying the new YA dystopian trend. Will I get sick of this trend? So far, I don’t see … Continue reading

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On The Iron King

I finally finished The Iron King by Julie Kagawa last week.  It took me a long time to read this novel just because my life got busy. The Iron King is by no means slow-paced; this novel actually manages to … Continue reading

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On Green Angel and Green Witch

I’ve never read Alice Hoffman before. I picked up her YA novella Green Angel lured by the physical beauty of the book. My library owns a small hardcover copy that is just so pretty. I was not disappointed by her … Continue reading

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