Category Archives: read-alouds

Bookish links for Saturday, June 18, 2011

Author news: ~ J.K. Rowling announces Pottermore, says the owls are gathering. What could it be? Discussion starters: ~ Galleysmith: Standards, organizations, and relationship building ~ Caribousmom: The ugly side of literature ~ Bookalicious: Is dystopia becoming formula? ~ Galleysmith: … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan; Poet’s Choice: Poems for Everyday Life, Selected and Introduced by Robert Hass; and Waiting for Columbus by Thomas Trofimuk

Title: Sea of Monsters Author: Rick Riordan Genre: Middle grade fiction, fantasy Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: My nightmare started like this. This is the … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Going Bovine by Libba Bray, Down the Long Hills by Louis L’Amour, Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell, The Game by Laurie R. King

Title: Going Bovine Author: Libba Bray Genre: YA speculative fiction Publisher: Delacourte Books for Young Readers Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Erik Davies First line: The best day of my life … Continue reading

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