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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Since it is my day off, I decided to tackle a longer book.  I picked this one up at work a couple of days ago on a recommendation from a friend.  Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend did not disappoint. Morrigan Crow is cursed.  She was born on Eventide - an unlucky… Continue reading Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

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Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary

In another trip down memory lane, I decided to pick up a copy of Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary.  I started it last night and finished it this morning.  It is amazing the number of memories that come flooding back when you re-read a favorite book from childhood. Beezus and Ramona is one of the… Continue reading Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary

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One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Rarely does a book affect you so deeply that you feel like you can do nothing else for over an hour after reading it.  The book that I just finished shook me to my core.  I read One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. One for the Murphys tells the story of Carley.  The book… Continue reading One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

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Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary

When I was younger, I could not get enough of Beverly Cleary's books.  I loved hearing about Ramona and Beezus and their friends.  Yesterday, I bought a couple of the Ramona books to bring home, and I started reading one of them last night.  I finished it this morning, and they are just as good… Continue reading Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary

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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

In 1968, E.L. Konigsburg  had two novels nominated for the prestigious Newbery Award.  From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler one the Newbery Award that year, and Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth became a Newbery Award Honor book.  She remains the only author to have accomplished both the Newbery Award and… Continue reading From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg