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Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser by Roy Peter Clark

In addition to reading every book that I can get my hands on, I also enjoy writing.  I do not know if my works of fiction are any good, but I do enjoy the writing process at least.  I have been reading more books on writing craft lately.  When this book came in at work,… Continue reading Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser by Roy Peter Clark

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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

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Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

"...if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its life believing it is stupid." Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt is about a girl named Ally.  She is a smart young lady, but she has an undiagnosed learning disability.  The ability to diagnose her/identify her struggles… Continue reading Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

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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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Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

I managed to finish another book on my day off, and this one was just as good as the others I have read recently.  I picked up Song for a Whale, because it was a part of a special display.  I am really happy that I read it, and I feel like it was exactly what I… Continue reading Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

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The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

If you look at my reading list over time, you will likely notice one thing: I read in a lot of different genres.  I do seem to always come back to three specific genres more than others: middle grade, young adult, and classic literature.  There are reasons for this, and I have been thinking about… Continue reading The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill