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The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More by Roald Dahl

*original stories from an original man* Seven short stories -written for Mr. Dahl’s adult audience- will make readers cry, laugh, ponder, and possibly even comment “how odd” aloud! Henry Sugar’s determination to seeing without using his eyes to the true … Continue reading

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Wars in Toyland by Joe Harris, Adam Pollina, Brent McCarthy, and Nolan Woodward

*war isn’t pretty unless it’s drawn well* A graphic novel aimed at adults but would be equally appropriate for teens, this book has charm, style, wit, and a message (that isn’t too message-y). Younger brother Matthew follows his toy soldiers … Continue reading

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Home Front Girl by Joan Wehlen Morrison

*even war can’t stop teen troubles* Joan Wehlen grew up in the Chicago area in the years leading up to and during World War II. She was encouraged to write by more than one teacher -and she loved doing it- … Continue reading

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Dewey’s Read-a-Thon… After Hours

Almost! I almost made it! I missed the last four hours… I feel asleep a little after 3 a.m. and I’m feeling okay about it; there’s just a small tinge of regret, not a super big tinge. Here’s my final … Continue reading

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Dewey’s Read-a-Thon… Hour Nineteen!

Here’s my Show it Off Mini Challenge entry: It’s a semi-clear-ish image of books I own on the topic of… World War II! Huhn. Well. Who knew? … you did! (If you read my hour eighteen post.) Now it’s time … Continue reading

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Dewey’s Read-a-Thon… Hour Eighteen!

Hour 18 will be know (by me) as the hour I finished Home Front Girl by Joan Wehlen Morrison. I’m fascinated by World War II and what it was like to live on the Home Front. I love finding fiction … Continue reading

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Dewey’s Read-a-Thon… Hour Sixteen!

It was one I had already started -plus I doubled the reading power with printed pages and the BOCD- but this is the hour I officially finished Goliath by Scott Westerfeld! Love Alan Cumming as the reader/Love the illustrations in … Continue reading

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