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The forbidden library by @DjangoWexler : a dark & mysterious bookish world of adventure @RHNZ

The forbidden library
By Django Wexler
Illustrated by David Wyatt (UK edition)

Young Alice happens at the very start of this novel to eavesdrop on a rather heated exchange between her father and a fairy. 273 more words


Melissa Reads :: The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau


“it is green here and very big. Light comes from the sky….”

When Lina and Doon lead their people up from the underground city of Ember, they discover a surface world of color and life. 236 more words

Book Reviews

The Wells Bequest, by Polly Shulman

I think The Wells Bequest by Polly Shulman (2013, 248 pages) is a good book, but I did not have a good time reading it. There are many clever aspects to it, but the cleverness did not add up to deliver the emotional impact that I seek from novels. 524 more words

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Audrey's Cimmerian Tales Book Club

For Book Club this month, I decided to reread a favorite from my childhood. It was a totally dangerous prospect. I mean, what if it I didn’t like it? 417 more words

Book Club

A Tuesday Ten: On the Warm Side

For this Tuesday, we’re taking a look at books that take place somewhere warmer than where I’m at right now.  I’m sitting here shivering and listening to the sleet hit the windows–and it’s the middle of April.   1,052 more words

Children's Literature

Up on the Roof

 “On the morning of its first birthday, a baby was found floating in a cello case in the middle of the English Channel.”

What an enticing opening line to  155 more words

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Risked, The Missing, Book 6

This is the fourth book I have read from The Missing Series by Margaret Haddix. The series consists of six books: Found (’09), Sent (’10), … 451 more words

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