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Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt

Book Challenge Category; A book you started but never finished.

I was in middle school the last time I read this book. I don’t remember finishing it, but honestly, I’m glad I didn’t. 328 more words

Book Challenge

Open Hand

We met – and made friends – with a single hello.

It was freshman year at the University of Asia and the Pacific. We were both part of a talk being conducted by the Balanghai (an Opus Dei center) for the top thirty entering female students of 2009. 311 more words

Diary Entry

Was I Just a Book-Obsessed Weirdo? My Love for the Newbery Award

I remember the Newbery Award Winner poster in the Racine, Wisconsin Public Library in the 1980’s. I studied the covers of the books and ticked them off as I read them. 467 more words

Books For Kids

The 5 saddest books I have ever read

There are books on this list that make me cry every time I read them, books that made me bawl my eyes out the first time but now don’t ever have quite the same effect and books that don’t actually make me cry but are just so melancholy and despondent all the way through that they deserve a place. 751 more words


Desert Island Books

As I’m new to blogging I thought I’d do a simple one to ease myself in. Basically a list of my favourite eight books.

I don’t know how familiar most people are with the concept of Desert Island Discs but having been raised in a Radio 4 kind of family it’s something I often think about. 1,014 more words


Book review: The Book of Secrets

Voigt, Cynthia. The Book of Secrets. . Ill. Jacopo Bruno. Knopf. 2014. $16.99. 355p. 978-0-307-97684-0. Ages 9-13: Max’s parents are still missing after their disappearance in… 146 more words

Book Reviews

Four Children's Books that Defined My Relationship with School

Once upon a time, I was The Smart Kid.  I have a good memory and, since regurgitation is a huge part of school success, I was good at school.  1,830 more words

YA Literature