Wicked Autumn, by G. M. Malliet (review)

Wicked Autumn, by G. M. Malliet (review)

Wicked Autumn Published by Minotaur Books on September 13th, 2011 Genres: British mystery, Cozy Mystery Pages: 297 Format: Hardcover Source: the library Purchase: Amazon | Bookshop | Barnes & Noble | Audible Add to Goodreads The first in a delightful series, Wicked Autumn sharply skewers the quintessential English village in… Read more »

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Dodger, by Terry Pratchett (review)

Dodger, by Terry Pratchett (review)

Category: Historical fiction; YABook source: Public library A storm. Rain-lashed city streets. A flash of lightning. A scruffy lad sees a girl leap desperately from a horse-drawn carriage in a vain attempt to escape her captors. Can the lad stand by and let her be caught again? Of course not,… Read more »

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Halloween Reading for All Ages

Halloween Reading for All Ages

This is a revision of a post from several years ago, with one new addition. It’s Halloween, so it’s time for a Halloween reading list. The problem is, I don’t like scary books, I don’t do horror, and I don’t really care for gore.  But there are still some wonderful… Read more »

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This Week’s Articles — 10/07 to 10/13/12

“National Book Awards: Genre fiction dissed again”.  A well written article on the tendency of literary awards (and literary critics and readers of literary fiction generally) to ignore even superlative fiction if it falls within a genre such as mystery/crime fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and so forth.  (Laura Miller, Salon) … Read more »

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The Island Horse, by Susan Hughes (review)

The Island Horse, by Susan Hughes (review)

Category: Children’s fiction  (grades 2-5) Publication date: March 1, 2012 Book source: Publisher review copy through NetGalley The Island Horse evokes the works of Marguerite Henry, particularly Misty of Chincoteague, although the reading level is simpler and aimed at younger children.  The book is set in the 1800s on Canada’s… Read more »

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