Challenge: 50 Books discussion

*Retired* 2008 Lists > Tina's List

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Leslie | 252 comments Oh! I may have to grab Not one Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls . It sounds like a book that I could get for all of my 'tween nieces next year for Christmas!

Did you like it? What ages would you recommend it for?

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Tina | 57 comments Thanks for writing Leslie!

I think it's perfect for tweens, but it's good for all ages, as well. The stories are all traditional stories from around the world, so they all have different types of morals and unusual endings.

For the older and more sarcastic fairy tale lover, I'd recommend Once Upon a More Enlightened Time by James Garner. They are all ULTRA-politically correct, hilarious re-tellings of traditional fairy tales. My favorite is "Sleeping Persun of Better Than Average Attractiveness."


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Tina | 57 comments 10. Enchantress from the Stars by Sylvia Engdahl

1/5 of the way there and only 1/6 of the way through the year! When I signed up for this group, I never thought that I might actually read 50 books in 1 year, but it looks like I just might do it. :)

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Emily | 74 comments How was Unaccustomed Earth? I loved her collection of short stories, wasn't terribly impressed with The Namesake? Did you think it was worth the read?

Tina | 57 comments Hi Emily,
I didn't really connect with UE as much as the Namesake. I'm much more of a novel lover rather than short stories, and it was quite a downer. Regardless, it's received great reviews. Let me know what you think.

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Tina | 57 comments Only one more to go, I never thought I'd read this many books in a year, let alone 10 months!

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