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Review: Yellowcake

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Yellowcake by Margo Lanagan. Random House Children’s Books. 2013. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. The Plot: A short story collection from Margo Lanagan. Which means two things: each story is incredibly unique; each is amazingly good. The Good: Here’s the problem: each Margo Lanagan short story is so unique that it’s impossible to easily sum […]

Flashback May 2006

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Flashing back to what I was reviewing in May 2006: The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper. From my review: “For those of you who have never heard of Cooper’s series, I envy you: there is nothing like falling in love for the first time. And once you read The Dark is Rising, you will […]

Being Awesome Together

What to write for Show Me The Awesome? Especially after having read so many terrific posts this past month, from all types of librarians and library staff working at all types of libraries! About interesting projects and the wonderful things people do, every day, as part of the regular, everyday business of being awesome. As […]

Show Me The Awesome Week 5

For those readers who are new to the blog or to Show Me The Awesome: Show Me The Awesome: 30 Days of Self-Promotion is being co-hosted by Sophie Brookover, Kelly Jensen & myself for people in library land to share the things they’ve done. It can be about promoting something specific, or about how to […]

Review: The Plantagenets

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The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones. Viking. 2013. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. Vacation reads (aka, when I talk about books for grownups and post them before holidays.) It’s About: The designated heir of England dies in a shipwreck; England is plunged into civil war as descendants of […]

Review: Project: Boy Next Door

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Project: Boy Next Door by L.K. Madigan. 2013. ARC provided for review. Available in ebook from ebook sellers. The Plot: Mel Pepper, sixteen, has worked up the courage to tell his dad, Dannie, two things: Mel has a part-time job at the local coffee place. Mel will be starting his junior year at the local […]

Flashback May 2008

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What I was reviewing in May 2008: Supernatural Rubber Chicken: Fowl Language by D.L. Garfinkle, illustrated by Ethan Long. From my review: “The best thing about some books is the title says it all: Supernatural. Rubber. Chicken. I mean, c’mon, it doesn’t get better than that, does it? OK, twins Nate and Lisa, 10, are […]

L.K. Madigan

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In 2009, L.K. Madigan’s first book, Flash Burnout, was published. In late 2009, YALSA announced that Flash Burnout was a finalist for the 2010 William C. Morris Award. I interviewed her for the YALSA blog in early January 2010. Later that month, Flash Burnout was awarded the Morris Award. Madigan’s second book, The Mermaid’s Mirror, […]

Guest Post: Leigh Woznick Shows The Awesome

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Today, I’m pleased to say that I have a guest post for Show Me The Awesome. Give a warm welcome to Leigh Woznick! Leigh Woznick: I am a middle school librarian/media specialist, excited to participate in the “Show Me the Awesome” initiative by Kelly Jensen, Sophie Brookover, and Liz Burns. Thanks to designer John LeMasney […]

Show Me The Awesome Week 4

For those readers who are new to the blog or to Show Me The Awesome: Show Me The Awesome: 30 Days of Self-Promotion is being co-hosted by Sophie Brookover, Kelly Jensen & myself for people in library land to share the things they’ve done. It can be about promoting something specific, or about how to […]