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Summer Reading

I vaguely recall that as a kid I read a bunch of books with kids who had summer reading lists. They would grumble about it but I was kind of jealous. Some list-less summer reading: Planetfall by Emma Newman: Colony … Continue reading

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Time For Time Travelling

As a kid I must have read approximately a billionty books where somebody travels through time for some reason. Charlotte Sometimes comes to mind, as does The Root Cellar, and I know there were a bunch more. Along with checking … Continue reading

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An Unkindness of Magicians

People always talk like winter is the time to stay in and read, perhaps next to a crackling fire while sipping mulled wind. Which is nice and all, but to me summer is prime reading season. When it’s too hot … Continue reading

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Hat Struck

Remember The Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler where they run away to the Met? I love that book and might have scoped out sleeping spots at various museums. You know, just in case. The only thing better … Continue reading

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Jonathan Unleashed

Y’all, I kind of forgot about Meg Rosoff. I loved How I Live Now, but haven’t read any of her books in … a few years? I guess? But I happened upon Jonathan Unleashed at the library, which has pet … Continue reading

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Just Another Hat

I have a longstanding fondness for advice columns. You know what’s better than my problems? Other people’s problems! And isn’t it always so much easier to see what other people should do? (Dump him! He sucks! I may have made … Continue reading

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Oh, Dystopia

While I’m always complaining about the baffling popularity of bleak and depressing books, I’m also always looking for some lightweight library paperbacks for the bus. (I understand big ugly hardcovers wear better, but I still need room for other stuff … Continue reading

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