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Flashback Fridays: Once Upon a Library

So, something different today.  It’s National Library Week and it’s got me thinking about what libraries mean to me, and have meant to me over the years. 1,140 more words

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A Tuesday Ten: Wondrous Wearables

My theme for this week is clothing. There’s plenty of magical garb out there in stories, and I’ve grabbed a few of my favorites to feature here! 1,116 more words

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Cover reveal: THE BOATMAN

Isabel Wixon is weird. Not only does she see dead things, but her list of friends consist of a talkative ventriloquist’s dummy and the gentlemanly spider that lives in her hair. 132 more words

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Flashback Fridays: Putting my finger on it . . .

You’re a child with an amazing bit of magic.  You don’t quite have complete control over it–and can’t predict what it will do when you get angry, but when you use your finger to bespell someone, one thing’s for sure: they’ll never be the same again! 608 more words

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Reviews: Masterminds

Masterminds by Gordon Korman (Balzer and Bray, February, 2015)

I first came across Gordon Korman when I was all of ten years old, I think.  Back when he was still in his teens and writing Bruno and Boots comedy adventures.   773 more words

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A Tuesday Ten: The Big Top

So for this week’s ten, it’s all about the circus! There are always some circuses lurking in science fiction and fantasy stories.  Some with skilled performers with talents beyond the ordinary, some whose members are on a secret mission or keeping someone hidden.   871 more words

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Book Review: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1)

I read these books when I was first grade and loved them. Rereading the first book was a very weird experience, good and strange at the same time. 655 more words

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