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Flashback August 2008

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And now, a look back at what I reviewed in August 2008: Ten Gallon Bart and the Wild West Show by Susan Stevens Crummel, illustrated by Dorothy Donohue. From my review: “Ten Gallon Bart is bored, and finds excitement in the Wild West Show. Ten Gallon Bart’s dilemma: to be in the Wild West Show, he not only […]

Flashback August 2009

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And now, a look back at what I reviewed in August 2009: Julie & Julia : 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell. Little Brown, 2005. Paperback edition renamed Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously. From my review: “I really enjoyed Powell’s memoir; what led her to start cooking Julia Child’s book, and to blog about […]

Flashback August 2011

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And now, a look back at what I reviewed in August 2011: The West Memphis Three: A look at the case includes a brief review of The Devil’s Knot by Mara Leveritt: “filled in a lot about the case and gave much more background and details. It addresses questions such as why Echols was a suspect from […]

Flashback July 2006

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A flashback to what I was reading in July 2006. The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer. From my review: “Enola Holmes’ mother has disappeared. The fourteen year old calls on her two older brothers, Mycroft and Sherlock, to assist; but they seem more interested in Enola being turned into a proper young […]

Flashback July 2008

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And now, a flashback to what I was reading in July 2008! My Favorite Books of 2007  Because 2008 was the year I was reading for the Printz, my blog content of actual reviews, especially of YA books, is fairly light. So instead look at the roundup of my favorite books from 2007! Gray Wolves; […]

Flashback July 2009

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And now, a flashback to what I was reading in July 2009. Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd HerdEdited by Holly Black & Cecil Castellucci. From my review: “In this collection of short stories, we meet all sorts of people who are interested in something to the point of obsession. Interested to the point where it seems […]

Flashback July 2011

And now, a Flashback to what I was reading and reviewing in July 2011! A Lesson in Secrets, a Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear. Harper Collins. 2011. From my review: “Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and private investigator, is recruited in 1932 to go undercover for the British Secret Service. Her assignment? Get a job as […]

Flashback June 2006

A flashback to what I was reviewing in June 2006: Poetry Friday: The Geography of Girlhood by Kirsten Smith. From my review: “Penny is the understudy in the school play and when her big moment comes — they end up cancelling the play. When she gets her first kiss — she faints.But it’s also serious, […]

Flashback June 2008

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A flashback to what I was reviewing in June 2008: Day of the Scarab by Catherine Fisher. Sequel to The Sphere of Secrets. From my review: “A world with gods, where those in control stopped believing. But it turns out the gods and the myths are real; and a handful of people, including a young […]

Flashback June 2009

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A flashback to what I was reading in June 2009: Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell In Love by Lauren Tarshis. From my review: “Emma-Jean Lazarus, an astute observer of her fellow seventh graders at William Gladstone Middle School, watches as her friends fuzz over the upcoming dance and worry about what boy they’ll ask. She decides their behavior is […]