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Reading is fun!

​My collection of books started with my dad. Almost all of them are from Booksale or thrift shops. Since I was a kid I would always see a book on him, even when he travels he has a bad habit of readong a book in a moving vehicle. 561 more words

Diana Wynne Jones

Book Review: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Title: Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1)
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
PubDate: March 5, 2009 (first published in 1986)
Page count: 302

“In the land of Ingary, where such things as seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, it is quite a misfortune to be born the eldest of three.” 877 more words


Friday Faceoff – There was once a princess who lived in the highest tower…

This meme was started by Books by Proxy, whose fabulous idea was to compare UK and US book covers and decide which is we prefer. This week we are looking at covers featuring castles and I have chosen… 189 more words


Politics of the Supernatural Kind

I can’t even today.  Every time I think that a certain political candidate could not possibly make me angrier, I somehow get more incensed.  It’s at the point now where I know I have to disengage or give myself an aneurism from all the angstyness that people are STILL supporting this – I don’t even feel like there’s a word bad enough to call him – candidate.   860 more words

Book Review - The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, volume 1

Book: The Chronicles of Chrestomanci volume 1 (Chrestomanci 1-2) by Diana Wynne Jones
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Fantasy
Charmed Life – 3 stars
The Many Lives of Christopher Chant… 654 more words


Every ordinary person

“She needed a hero so she became one.”

I’ve been teaching my students about heroes and hero stories. We talk about the literary criteria. A hero is someone set apart, often from birth.

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Sharing - Current Reads

Sometimes reading on the go requires the extra-hefty backpack, but it’s nice when your daily load coordinates. Not only are this week’s reads the same… 33 more words