Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Sunday Salon – September 30, 2012 (plus, September reading wrap-up)

It was a mostly good week. Here are a few bullet points: ~ I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: I’m loving our art curriculum, Meet the Masters! So far, we’ve learned about Van Gogh and … Continue reading

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Bookish links for Saturday, September 29, 2012

Discussion starters: ~ S. Krishna’s Books: ON DNFing Books ~ The Guardian: Book bloggers are harming literature, warns Booker prize head judge – I’d love to hear your comments on this one! Reviews and blog posts that have me adding … Continue reading

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Safe vs. good books

While doing some reading of my former personal blog, I came across this wonderful quote from a post on a blog called The Master’s Artist – a blog that, unfortunately, no longer exists. But the quote is still wonderful. The … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman

Title: The Book of Blood and Shadow Author: Robin Wasserman Genre: YA fiction, thriller Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Emily Janice Card Audiobook length: 14 … Continue reading

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Book Review: Need by Carrie Jones

Title: Need Author: Carrie Jones Genre: YA fiction, fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library First line: Planes stink because you’re stuck staring out at the sky and that … Continue reading

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Film Club discussion today

Don’t forget: we’re discussing Japanese Story today over at My Friend Amy‘s blog.

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Book Review: Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio

Title: Blackberry Winter Author: Sarah Jio Genre: Contemporary fiction, historical fiction Publisher: Plume Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher First line: An icy wind seeped through the floorboards and I shivered, pulling my gray … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday – September 24, 2012

According to the Mailbox Monday blog, “Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles … Continue reading

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