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A review of A Monster Calls (by Patrick Ness, inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd)

I’ve been eager for quite some time to read A Monster Calls. I’m glad I did. It’s a powerful, unique, and painfully real story. I highly recommend this novel to any reader. 342 more words

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Best of 2016: Early Readers, Graphic Novels, Nonfiction...

Broad category here, so please forgive me. As usual, I didn’t read enough nonfiction. Or graphic novels (to my daughter’s chagrin). I did read lots of beginner readers/transitional books, and these are exceptional.   308 more words

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Best of 2016: Middle Grade/Chapter Books

It is nearly impossible to quantify what “Best” means, especially in books. To me, it means a story that I can clearly recall that did something exceptional: plot, characters, theme, mood, language, or overall feel.   328 more words

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Now You Can Hear Mimi!!!

Of all of my books, The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan really seems to have won readers hearts. It won a silver medal at the 2016 Reader’s Favorite Awards, honorable mention at the London Book Festival and was a finalist in the RONE Awards. 424 more words



Fields of the Fatherless

Written by Elaine Marie Cooper

Short novel of Christian historical fiction based on a true historical account of the 1775 conflict in the village of Mentonomy, Massachusetts. 211 more words

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#FridayFeyDay - Alone

Moving to within inches of her, he glared down at her as he had done the first night they met, his lavender-ice stare piercing her as effectively as his crimson glare had done that first, fearsome night.  289 more words


Literary award winners of the year

As 2016 comes to a close, here’s a round-up of some of this year’s literary prize winners. Which have you read? (and did you agree with the judges?!): 138 more words