Book Review: Magic for Marigold by LM Montgomery

Book Review: Magic for Marigold by LM Montgomery

Title: Magic for Marigold Author: L.M. Montgomery Publisher: Starfire Paperback: 274 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The eccentric Lesley family could not agree on what to name Lorraine’s new baby girl even after four months. Lorraine secretly liked the name Marigold, but who would ever agree to such a fanciful name as that? When the baby falls ill and gentle Dr. M. Woodruff Richards saves her life, the family decides to name the child after the good doctor. But a…

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Book Review: The Wand in the Word by Leonard S. Marcus

Book Review: The Wand in the Word by Leonard S. Marcus

Title: The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy Author: Leonard S. Marcus Publisher: Candlewick Press Paperback: 208 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) “Fantasy,” writes Leonard S. Marcus, “is storytelling with the beguiling power to transform the impossible into the imaginable, and to reveal our own ‘real’ world in a fresh and truth-bearing light.” Few have harnessed this power with the artistry, verve, and imagination of the authors encountered in this compelling book. How do they work their…

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Book Review: Lost at School by Dr. Ross W. Greene

Book Review: Lost at School by Dr. Ross W. Greene

Title: Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them Author: Dr. Ross W. Greene Publisher: Scribner Hardcover: 303 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Frequent visits to the principal’s office. Detentions. Suspensions. Expulsions. These are the established tools of school discipline for kids who don’t abide by school rules, have a hard time getting along with other kids, don’t seem to respect authority, don’t seem interested in learning, and…

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Audiobook Review: Jingo Django by Sid Fleischman

Audiobook Review: Jingo Django by Sid Fleischman

Title: Jingo Django Author: Sid Fleischman Narrator: Charles Carroll Publisher: AudioGO Edition: Unabridged Duration: 3 hours 59 min Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Jingo Hawks is out of luck when Mrs. Daggatt from the orphan house hires him out as a chimney sweep to the awful General Dirty-Face Scurlock. But it’s gypsy luck that puts Jingo into the right chimney and then into the care of the mysterious Mr. Peacock, who claims to know Jingo’s scoundral father. Together they set out…

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Audiobook Review: The Drama Years by Haley Kilpatrick with Whitney Joiner

Audiobook Review: The Drama Years by Haley Kilpatrick with Whitney Joiner

Title: The Drama Years: Real Girls Talk about Surviving Middle School — Bullies, Brands, Body Image, and More Author: Haley Kilpatrick with Whitney Joiner Narrator: Hannah Rose Maté Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press Duration: 6 hours, 40 minutes Find it on Goodreads Summary: (taken from audiobook cover) It’s not easy being a middle school girl. In the few short years between grade school and high school, girls go through an incredible number of physical and mental changes, making this the most…

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Book Review: Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs

Book Review: Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs

Title: Alpha and Omega Author: Patricia Briggs Series: Alpha & Omega, Book 0.5 Publisher: Subterranean Hardcover: 105 pages Summary (taken from Goodreads): Anna, four years a werewolf, raped, beaten, half-starved and handed from one male to another, places a call from Chicago to the wilds of Montana. She reaches the Marrok, North America’s werewolf ruler, telling him she’s seen a boy, one reported missing and possibly injured. He was in a cage her pack’s Alpha keeps for confining new werewolves. The Marrok says…

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Book Review: The Stand by Stephen King

Book Review: The Stand by Stephen King

Title: The Stand (Uncut edition) Author: Stephen King Publisher: Signet Paperback: 1141 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a…

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Book Review: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Book Review: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Title: Bloodlines Author: Richelle Mead Publisher: Razorbill Series: Bloodlines, Book 1 Hardcover: 421 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning. Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals…

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Audiobook Review: Most Talkative by Andy Cohen

Audiobook Review: Most Talkative by Andy Cohen

Title: Most Talkative Author: Andy Cohen Narrator: Andy Cohen Publisher: MacMillan Audio Edition: Unabridged Duration: 9 hours Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The man behind The Real Housewives writes about his lifelong love affair with pop culture that brought him from the suburbs of St. Louis to his own television show.  From a young age, Andy Cohen knew one thing: He loved television. Not in the way that most kids do, but in an irrepressible, all-consuming, I-want-to-climb-inside-the-tube kind of way. And…

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Book Review: Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Book Review: Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Title: Can You Keep a Secret? Author: Sophie Kinsella Publisher: Random House Paperback: 400 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets: Secrets from her boyfriend: I’ve always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken. Secrets from her mother: I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur. Secrets she…

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