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Just finished SEE YOU AT HARRY'S by our own Jo Knowles. I finished in two sittings...so very lovely...sniff, sniff.
#211 - August 07, 2012, 02:32 PM

Holy sleepless night, I'm three fourths of the way through Peter Heller's debut novel The Dog Stars, which hit bookstores yesterday. If you couldn't abide The Road, don't bother (copy editors who see red at every sentence fragment are particularly in danger), but this post-apocalyptic novel has a sort of Hemingwayesque Nick Adams PSTD feel to it and I'm finding it mesmerizing.
#212 - August 08, 2012, 07:29 AM
In Real Life, Tuttle Publishing, Fall 2014

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 A PLAIN DEATH

By Amanda Flower.

I so happy for this thread! Thought for a moment I had run out of reading, until now.   :hurrah
#213 - August 09, 2012, 01:52 PM
Wiggle-wiggle, Scratch-Scratch, Itch-Itch-Itch 2014
King of the Jungle 2015
Pink Riding Hood and the Warty stick Monster 2016
Song of the Whippoorwill

Bluefish by Pat Schmatz (sp?) - perfect title (from Dr. Seuss), and excellent MG for anyone having difficulty learning to read.
#214 - August 09, 2012, 02:09 PM
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2015, The King of Keji
2014, Rocket Man
2013, The Power of Harmony  
2010, A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk

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I'm finally reading Divergent. So far, so good.

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#215 - August 09, 2012, 07:14 PM

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THE EYRE AFFAIR by Jasper Fforde, very funny and off-the-wall.

CRANFORD by Elizabeth Gaskell, not up there with the great 19th century novels but very charming. I haven't seen the series but I hear good things about it.
#216 - August 13, 2012, 06:00 AM
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Exquisite storytelling plus atmospheric worldbuilding equals one stunning teen debut. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Enjoyed PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ as well as ANYTHING BUT TYPICAL.

#217 - August 13, 2012, 08:01 AM

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I'm in the middle of THE BROKEN LANDS by Kate Milford and it's a serious contender for my favorite book of the year.
#218 - August 13, 2012, 08:12 AM


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I've been reading, reading, reading: Griffin's Fire, Flutter of Luv, Scars and Seaweed. :-)
#220 - August 13, 2012, 11:42 AM

For a really young child, my son and I just read Silly Milly and the Mysterious Suitcase by Wendy Cheyette Lewison.  It was so silly and funny.  Great wordplay.
#221 - August 13, 2012, 05:20 PM

Finally read The Adoration of Jenna Fox. Well, still reading because my 11 year old stole it for a few days. :) It's really good so far. (And she loved it!)
#222 - August 13, 2012, 06:13 PM
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I finally read LOOKING FOR ALASKA & really enjoyed it.

My new favorite author is Ann Patchett. I adored BEL CANTO and almost as good is her latest, STATE OF WONDER.
#223 - August 14, 2012, 11:49 AM
DUCKWORTH: THE DIFFICULT CHILD (Atheneum, 2019)
INCOGNOLIO (Janx Press, 2017)
CRASHING EDEN  (Solstice, 2012)
OTTO GROWS DOWN (Sterling, 2009)

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I just finished LIAR & SPY, Rebecca Stead's latest. It's sososososo good! She had big shoes to fill after WHEN YOU REACH ME and I think she filled them.
#224 - August 14, 2012, 12:40 PM
BOOK SCAVENGER, Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt 
THE UNBREAKABLE CODE, April 2017
UNLOCK THE ROCK, 2018
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Just finished Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summer and now reading Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
#225 - August 15, 2012, 09:05 PM
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I finally got around to reading The Help this month, and I'm almost finished with it (haven't seen the film version yet, but I hope to soon...).

What can I say that hasn't been said already? Even if I hadn't waited for the hype to die down, I think I still would've at least been quite impressed with the distinct, compelling and likable narrative voices author Kathryn Stockett has given her three main characters, as well as the array of believable supporting characters she has developed. :yup
#226 - August 17, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Reading and loving VIOLET RAINES ALMOST GOT STRUCK BY LIGHTNING by Danette Haworth.

Thank you, carterhiggins!
#227 - August 18, 2012, 09:44 PM
A WHOLE LOT OF LUCKY, Sept. 2012
Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning
The Summer of Moonlight Secrets
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Still on my 19th century novel kick. Just finished North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell.  So romantic!  Just started Little Women, which, believe it or not, I have never read before.
#228 - August 20, 2012, 11:18 AM
WITCHLANDERS
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Exquisite storytelling plus atmospheric worldbuilding equals one stunning teen debut. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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My daughter loves VAMPIRINA BALLERINA, by LueYen Pham and our own Anne Marie Pace! I read Dave LaRochelle and Jeremy Tankard's IT'S A TIGER to my son, and he's been roaring like a tiger ever since. Jeannie Mobley's KATERINA'S WISH is a wonderful MG novel - serious themes, and a lot of heartache for the characters. It's an excellent work of historical fiction. Moving on to Trent Reedy's latest, STEALING AIR.
#229 - August 20, 2012, 11:26 AM

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I won a book called The Flight of the Griffin, so I'm reading that.
#230 - August 23, 2012, 07:48 AM

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Finally read BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY. So excellent! I checked out a bunch of books at once and just meant to read the first few pages of each and see what they were like before going off to back to school night, but the others are in a heap and I've just finished Ruta's book. (And looking back, I see Ruta is RES! Which makes me even happier that the book is by one of ours. :) )
#231 - August 30, 2012, 10:08 PM

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I am deep into Lena Coakley's WITCHLANDERS. It is sooooo good! The language is gorgeous, and the plot is really compelling.
#232 - August 31, 2012, 07:02 AM

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Gobble up My Life as a Stuntboy by Janet Tashjian last night, staying up waaay too late to do so. Very closely plotted, simply told yet engaging even for an adult, illustrations for some of the out-of-the-way words (limousine, scenario, intensifies). I'm very impressed.
#233 - August 31, 2012, 09:52 AM

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I finished FEAR by Michael Grant a few days ago. It's one of his Gone novels. Love them. They remind me a lot of Stephen King's books.
#234 - August 31, 2012, 10:22 AM
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Reading SHADOW AND BONE, stopping to admire the lovely world-building, then reading some more :)
#235 - August 31, 2012, 11:02 AM

I just finished reading Heroes of the Valley to the kids, by Jonathon Stroud. :) It was a fun story and the kids loved it. I did edit bits of text as I read because it was LONG and... a little thick with description. It's also firmly between YA and MG, I thought. So I toned down some of it for my 6 year old.

I started The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place tonight with them, and we all love it so far. :) It has a great voice -reminiscent of Jane Eyre, but clearly for children...

And the 6 year old has me reading George Brown Class Clown Attack of the Tighty Whities. *sigh* She adores it.
#236 - September 01, 2012, 10:21 PM
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I just finished The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.  Wow!  I spent the weekend alternating between laughter and tears.  I highly recommend it. 
#237 - September 02, 2012, 05:10 PM
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Caddy's World, Hilary McKay's most recent. Sigh. I hate it when a Hilary McKay book ends.
#238 - September 02, 2012, 07:39 PM
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My kids are love, love, loving VAMPIINA BALLERINA, IT'S A TIGER, and KEL GILLIGAN'S DAREDEVIL STUNT SHOW.
#239 - September 02, 2012, 08:18 PM

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I recently read Sammy Keyes and the Night of the Skulls by Wendelin Van Draanen. I love Sammy Keyes and Halloween, so I really  enjoyed reading this one!

Last week I read the ARC of The Diviners by Libba Bray . I'm always amazed at how she can pull together so many things and make them work in a story. Plus there were supernatural happenings, murders, and a mystery, set in 1920's NYC.

Now I'm reading Spellbound by Anna Dale. I'm at the part where the adventure is about to go ahead full steam. I picked up this book because her last book, Whispering to Witches, is one of my favorite MG books.
#240 - September 02, 2012, 10:39 PM
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