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Review: Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received: Giveaway
Publication Date: April 28th 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins
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If Ollivanders Crafted Canes

If you can’t escape winter physically, you can at least take a vacation mentally. Let’s travel to Diagon Alley and go shopping. Those familiar with Harry Potter already understand the magical power of a wand purchased from Ollivanders. 214 more words

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I adore Neil Gaiman. I love his vivid imagery, the subtlety of the stories, the unique way he has of seeing the world. He himself is awesome as well, and is someone I would love to have a beer with. 290 more words

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Review: The Patron Saint of Ugly

The Patron Saint of Ugly
Marie Manilla
Mariner Books (HMH)
June 2014

Born with an ever-shifting map of the world on her mottled skin, Garnet Ferrari has been labeled – against her will – as the reincarnation of Saint Garnet, “healer of skin ailments and maker of miracles.” When the Vatican comes to her West Virginia home to investigate the possibility of her sainthood, Garnet recounts her Italian family’s tangled – and possibly magical – history and, in doing so, begins to understand her own identity. 265 more words

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2015 Book #17 - The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

Title: The Girl Who Chased the Moon
Author: Sarah Addison Allen
Date finished: 3/3/15
Genre: Fiction, magical realism
Publisher: Bantam Books
Publication Date: March 16, 2010… 460 more words

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Magical Realist Testimony in Gaza

Last week the New York Times published an article about a young female artist in Gaza, Nidaa Badwan, who hasn’t left her bedroom in over a year, after being verbally and physically harassed by Hamas officers for not wearing traditional Islamic clothing in public and standing with men while volunteering at a youth art program.   445 more words