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After watching the movie, I'm finally reading Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before (yes - I'm late on both counts!). The movie was exactly the lighthearted story I was in the mood for at the time - it was just so pretty to look at! - and so far I'm enjoying both the similarities and the differences in the book.
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I'm reading Elizabeth Bunce's delightful MG Victorian mystery series that starts with Premeditated Myrtle. Currently on the second one, How to Get Away with Myrtle. They're fun. :)
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I'm reading Elizabeth Bunce's delightful MG Victorian mystery series that starts with Premeditated Myrtle. Currently on the second one, How to Get Away with Myrtle. They're fun. :)

Those sound great! I'm gonna go look for them.
#1173 - October 31, 2020, 09:09 AM
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. . .and so far I'm enjoying both the similarities and the differences in the book.
I love when that happens.

I'm reading Elizabeth Bunce's delightful MG Victorian mystery series that starts with Premeditated Myrtle. Currently on the second one, How to Get Away with Myrtle. They're fun. :)
I didn't know Elizabeth was writing again. I thought A CURSE AS DARK AS GOLD was brilliant and I enjoyed STAR CROSSED, too. She had taken a break from writing for a while, so I'm obviously behind the times. PREMEDITATED MYRTLE sounds delightful.

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Coming here to  :yay with folks upthread about a new Elizabeth Bunce book, even though it looks like an MG instead of the  YA we're used to reading from her. Just reserved it at our library--happy to see they have half a dozen either in the system already or on order.

eta: Oooh -- I just searched her name. It's part of a series!
#1175 - October 31, 2020, 01:51 PM

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I too enjoyed Elizabeth's CURSE -- and I didn't even realize she had one beyond that (so I'm way behind the times)!

My daughter and I watched Love, Simon last night, and it reminded me of how good a book-based movie can be -- although this one doesn't do right by Blue (imho). I loved him in the book, but the movie version of Blue is more of a coward and not as worth of Simon. :grin3
#1176 - October 31, 2020, 02:51 PM
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When I heard of the passing of Bette Green, I am re-reading "Summer of My German Soldier." I was intrigued to hear that the MC was actually herself.
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I was intrigued to hear that the MC was actually herself.
Oh, that's cool! I haven't read that book in ages ...
#1178 - November 01, 2020, 05:44 PM
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I just started Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor . So far, I like the world and character building. I'm hoping the next chapter gets me to the real story kicking off.
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My daughter and I are reading together the middle grade novel, Slacker, by Gordon Korman.  It was published a few years ago and my son had it on his bookshelf.  The book is hilarious and we could really use a good laugh right now.
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A lot of what I read is middle grade novels, but here are three non-fiction books for adults I really enjoyed.

Why the Dutch are Different  by Ben Coates
I've always been fascinated by the Netherlands and this is both informative and very well written. Coates' descriptions are wonderful word pictures and sometimes he uses humorous similes.

Will in the World. A biography of Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt.

The Universal Tone, Carlos Santana's autobiography, co-written by Ashley Kahn and Hal Miller. I knew almost nothing about him except that I like his music. He's overcome poverty, had a strange childhood, learned how to deal with sudden overwhelming fame at a young age, how to become a leader, how to be grateful and to give back to society.

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I just picked up  Jennifer Iacopelli's BREAK THE FALL, which is a YA book about elite gymnasts (and abuse behind the scenes). As a decades-long gymnastics person whose brother was actually on the Olympic squad, I'm so excited to start reading - but I only had time for one page before dinner!
#1182 - November 07, 2020, 01:35 AM

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I'm reading THE MIDNIGHT HOUR by Benjamin Read and Laura Trindle. It's delightful, and has a lot of parallels to my WIP - definitely going to use it as a comp title when I get to that point!

My toddler is also absolutely loving the Babylit books by Jennifer Adams (illus. Alison Oliver). We've worked through just about the whole series at this point!
#1183 - November 08, 2020, 08:37 AM
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