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Jade Dragon Mountain, by Elsa Hart

Li Du, former librarian and official exile, has a lot in common with a number of other detectives from across the mystery genre. He is a reluctant investigator. 554 more words


50. Title: Under a Painted Sky

Author: Stacey Lee
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers (March 17, 2015)
ISBN: 978-0399168031
Ages: 12 and up
Genre: YA Historical
Teaser: Samantha becomes Sammy and Anname becomes Andy to run away from Missouri, bound for the California Gold Rush. 162 more words

When you run out of Jane Austen and the Brontës, try Mrs. Gaskell

Three more books to discuss for the 2015 Reading Challenge.

I have to start with three quotes:

… in her day the only use people made of four-syllabled words was to teach how they should be spelt.

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Historical Fiction

Gentlemen and ladies, start your engines...

Once again, I’m trying my hand at the #NYCMidnight Flash Fiction Contest. It’s a bit insane, given that I have officially “given up writing” (see previous blog entry), but there’s something oddly compelling about a contest with a very short deadline, given parameters, and a small word count, even for we procrastinator types. 539 more words


The Marriage of Opposites

“But I was not a mouse. In the fields where I walked, I was much more interested in the actions of the hawks”

The Marriage of Opposites ~ Alice Hoffman… 277 more words

Book Review

The Diplomat #1

The diplomat was escorted down from the brightly painted and pennant-ed wherry, through the white-painted wrought iron gates of the riverfront and up the wide stone steps leading into the palace’s eastern wing. 180 more words

Short Story

Book Review: Pachacuti: World Overturned

The San Fransisco Book Review offers a compelling review of Lori Eshleman’s Pachacuti. Jason Lang writes: “Pachacuti is a gloriously written book that brings the mix of cultures in a small city in the heart of South America alive. 58 more words