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The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden
"I used to read this book to my first grade students each December before we went on winter break. I think I'm giving this story the highest compliment possible by saying that after the holidays, the girls and the boys begged me to reread this touc..." Read more of this review »
The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden
"Although this is a 32 page long picture book, it’s text heavy, so it’s actually a fairly long story for a picture book.

This is my new favorite Christmas story. I’m not big on gooey holiday stories, or holiday stories in general, but I just loved t..." Read more of this review »
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The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden
"What a sweet, beautiful story! All about the magic of wishing, and of love and belonging.

The edition I read is quite old, 1950s, and has soft, old-fashioned illustrations by Adrienne Adams."
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The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden
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A Christmas When the West Was Young by Cyrus Townsend Brady
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I read/listened A Christmas When the West Was Young while I was doing iStore yesterday. A good example of the hagiographic literature dedicated to the early pioneers, two cheerily unnamed young archetypes struggle manfully (and womanfully) to establi
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Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Lady Audley's Secret
by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
read in December, 2014
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Lady Audley's Secret gets referenced quite often on certain internets so I was excited to read it and it's damn good. I assumed it would be more of a tale centered on Lady Audley, but it's mostly Robert Audley, Lord Audley's laconic nephew, trying t ...more
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Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
Midwinterblood
by Marcus Sedgwick (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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Meanwhile, in my car, I was reading Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick, which won some stuff. Billed as a "Cloud Atlas for teens," Midwinterblood has nothing to do with teens except, possibly, its novella length. Eric and Merle are two souls reunitin ...more
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Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
Maskerade (Discworld, #18)
by Terry Pratchett
read in December, 2014
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Then I read another Discworld book while taking a hiatus from something boring. Maskerade has the witches out of Lancre and into Ankh-Morpork where they solve an opera house mystery roughly based on what I assume is Phantom of the Opera, because I h ...more
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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord
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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson has Themes. I rather felt like I was reading a mine of lesson plan ideas for a fourth grade combined English and Social Studies class. We've got immigration, race, friendship, inclusion, baseball, Chinese c ...more
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Miss Cayley's Adventures by Grant Allen
Miss Cayley's Adventures
by Grant Allen
read in November, 2014
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Missie will hate Miss Cayley's Adventures for the same reasons she hated Name of the Wind. Miss Cayley is too damn good at everything. But Name of the Wind was funny, there was real swashbucklement, the plot moved forward, it wasn't racist. Missie r ...more
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2013 Reading Challenge
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Emily has completed her goal of reading 80 books for the 2013 Reading Challenge!
 
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