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Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen

Loveboat, Taipei was suggested into my hands by a colleague at work the other day.  She'd been raving about the book for several days and decided to write a staff recommendation of the book.  I read the recommendation after she wrote it, and I had to write the book. The colleague is also a friend, and… Continue reading Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen

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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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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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Ungifted by Gordon Korman

Last night/early this morning, I finished another book by Gordon Korman.  Korman is fast becoming a new favorite author, and I am contemplating running to get another of his books today.  This was another book that I could not put down until I finished it.  I picked it up yesterday, because I liked The Unteachables (by the… Continue reading Ungifted by Gordon Korman

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Savvy by Ingrid Law

I suspect this will be the last book I can finish today before I have to return to work tomorrow.  I just finished Savvy by Ingrid Law.  I really enjoyed this book, and have a few thoughts to share before watching television for a bit and trying to fall asleep. Savvy is about Mibs (Mississippi) and… Continue reading Savvy by Ingrid Law