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Frankenstein

Frankenstein chapter by chapter reading, continued. Confused? Read my introduction post; chapters I to III; chapters IV to VII. Volume II Chapter I “Justine died.” Poor Justine! Meanwhile, the father is being the voice of reason and cautions all against “immoderate grief.” They are in the house in Belrive; Victor spends his days on the [...]

Review: Liar’s Moon

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Liar’s Moon by Elizabeth C. Bunce. Arthur A. Levine Books, Scholastic. 2011. Review copy from publisher. Sequel to StarCrossed. Spoilers for StarCrossed. The Plot: Lord Durrel Decath is in prison, accused of murdering his wife. Decath saved Digger’s life once. She owes him. She knows he could not have done it, and uses her skills as [...]

2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults, Part II

The full list of YALSA’s 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults list is at its website, including the BFYA Top Ten. Below are the books on the list that I’ve read, with links to my reviews. Please go to the YALSA website for the full list and YALSA’s own annotations. Because of how many books [...]

2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults, Part I

The full list of YALSA’s 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults list is at its website, including the BFYA Top Ten. Below are the books on the list that I’ve read, with links to my reviews. Please go to the YALSA website for the full list and YALSA’s own annotations. Because of how many books [...]

School Library Journal Battle of the Books

It’s that time of year . . . . School Library Journal’s Battle of the Books! For those of you unfamiliar with SLJ BoB; sixteen books are picked. Similar to a sports tournament, they are put into brackets so that one book goes against another. An assigned judge reads the two books and selects a [...]

Frankenstein

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Frankenstein chapter by chapter reading, continued. Confused? Read my introduction post; chapters I to III. Chapter IV “It was on a dreary night of November, that I beheld the accomplishment of my toil.” Another terrific line. Victor is really unclear on the specifics of his jigsaw puzzle man, including how he was put together and [...]

Interview: Michael J. Rosen

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Welcome Michael J. Rosen, the author of Chanukah Lights, who, along with the artist, Robert Sabuda, is the 2012 Winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Awards, Younger Readers. My review from yesterday. Michael J. Rosen is here as part of the 2012 Blog Tour for the 2012 Sydney Taylor Book Awards.  Full information on the [...]

Review: Chanukah Lights

Chanukah Lights by Michael J. Rosen (author) and Robert Sabuda (artist). Candlewick Press. 2011.Personal copy. 2012 Winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Awards, Younger Readers. Tomorrow Michael J. Rosen will be here as part of the 2012 Blog Tour for the Sydney Taylor Book Awards. Information on the Book Awards and the Blog Tour may be found at The [...]

Review: Anna Dressed In Blood

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Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake. Tor Teen. 2011. Personal copy. The Plot: Theseus Cassio Lowood kills ghosts, just like his father before him. Years ago, his father was killed by one of those ghosts. Now Cas, a high school senior, travels the country with his mother, a witch, always on the hunt for [...]

Blog Tour 2012 – Sydney Taylor Book Award Tour

It’s time for the 2012 Blog Tour for The Sydney Taylor Book Awards! As you may remember, last year, Tea Cozy was part of the blog tour, with an interview with Dana Reinhardt, author of The Things A Brother Knows. I’m happy to say that once again, Tea Cozy is part of the Blog Tour! Full information [...]