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Goosebumps: Deep Trouble by R.L. Stine

Yesterday was my day off, but instead of reading I spent my day writing.  I don't know if the mid-grade book I have been playing around with is any good, but I am certainly having fun writing it.  It may be doomed to the drawer forever, but it is good practice. Today, I don't have… Continue reading Goosebumps: Deep Trouble by R.L. Stine

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Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary is an epistolary novel that follows one side of a penpal relationship between Leigh Botts and Mr. Boyd Henshaw.  Leigh is a sixth grader, and he is Mr. Henshaw's number one fan.  Mr. Henshaw is an author.  Leigh enjoys Mr. Henshaw's books and decides to write to him.  At… Continue reading Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look

Alvin Ho was recommended in a book I was reading recently on developing the writing craft.  This book is about a young man - Alvin - who lives in Concord, Massachusetts.  I lived in the same area at one time, so that made this an even better read. Alvin has a small problem.  When he is at… Continue reading Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look

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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