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Alicia and 4 other people liked Lisa's review of A Northern Light:
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
"Loved, loved, LOVED this book! I think it's going into my top ten favorite books ever."
Alicia rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Far From You
by Tess Sharpe (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Alicia rated a book 3 of 5 stars
How to Fake a Moon Landing by Darryl Cunningham
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I liked presenting this material in graphic format because not only did it complement the narrative, but it actually brought to life several pieces of science that I would have otherwise not imagined or pictured to better understand. I appreciated th ...more
Alicia rated a book 1 of 5 stars
Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by A.S. King
Glory O'Brien's History of the Future
by A.S. King (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Gosh. I just didn't expect to NOT like this book, but, I. did. not. like. this. book. From the first chapter, I didn't "get" Glory and hated her (to me) whiny attitude about her mother's suicide and her father's fall into obesity and not-caring. Then ...more
Alicia rated a book 3 of 5 stars
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
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While I can't connect with Lara Jean and her sisters and the strong family bond they have as three girls being raised by their father after their mother's death, but there was some meaningfulness to the story through their relationship. To me, the bo ...more
Alicia rated a book 2 of 5 stars
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
This One Summer
by Mariko Tamaki
read in January, 2015
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While I can't say that I would agree with the hype the book is getting on lists, I can see the value of this graphic novel in other respects. Nothing was stellar-- it was okay.

A girl vacationing summers away from the humdrum of every day life with a
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Alicia rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Fall by Bethany Griffin
The Fall
by Bethany Griffin (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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It didn't really go anywhere and that's why I started losing interest. I was excited to read another re-telling since Masque of the Red Death was so well-written and atmospheric with a Gothic ambiance that truly created darkness and desperation along ...more
Alicia rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
The Cure for Dreaming
by Cat Winters (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Winters has a way with words and it's the simplest way in which she does it that made me blow through this book in a day. I had already LOVED In the Shadow of Blackbirds so I was excited to find another haunting, Gothic-style story about a specific t ...more
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Asylum by Christopher J. Payne
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What a beautifully inspired and rendered book that focuses less on asylums in general and more of the grandeur and beauty that they had when they were created but the beauty that still exists decades after they were abandoned. The images are stark an ...more
Alicia rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Emergent by Rachel Cohn
Emergent (Annex , #2)
by Rachel Cohn
read in January, 2015
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I was looking forward to the second in the Beta series, but the second, Emergent, has solidified my original thoughts that I should spend more time reading more first books and less time reading the sequels because they always disappoint me. Not only ...more
More of Alicia's books…
“If you tell a lie long enough, it becomes real. Then the lie no longer exists and all you're left with is your version of the truth.”
Irfan Master, A Beautiful Lie

Sylvia Plath
“If the moon smiled, she would resemble you.
You leave the same impression
Of something beautiful, but annihilating.”
Sylvia Plath, Ariel: The Restored Edition

Paulo Coelho
“The boy didn't know what a Personal Legend was. 'It's what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. But, as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their Personal Legend.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Ransom Riggs
“They were orphans of war, washed up on that little island in a tide of blood. What made them amazing wasn't that they had miraculous powers; that they had escaped the ghettos and gas chamges was miracle enough.”
Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Paulo Coelho
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.”
Paulo Coelho, Alchemist

69983 Albany (NY) Public Library's Online Reading Group — 133 members — last activity Aug 25, 2014 03:35AM
Welcome to Albany Public Library's Online Reading Group. Here, you'll find a great place to share and connect with local readers, and many suggestions ...more
80498 Albany High School Book Lovers Online Book Club — 1 member — last activity Aug 06, 2014 07:09AM
An online book group for students in 9th through 12th grade who want to read a common book and share their thoughts or read books with similar themes ...more
61404 Edgy YA — 484 members — last activity Sep 10, 2014 09:32PM
Discussing books that are about teenagers, but doesn't fit comfortably into the YA category due to edgy and dark content.
37790 Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group — 51 members — last activity Jan 11, 2013 09:47AM
The Capital Region BOCES School Library System runs a young adult book group for librarians in middle and high school libraries to share current YA bo ...more
25x33 Capital Region BOCE Elementary Book Group — 36 members — last activity Dec 15, 2011 12:29PM
Elementary Librarians in the capital region are meeting throughout the year to discuss different Elementary level books. The books discussed at each m ...more
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