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The Story Of a Girl and Her Monster By Jonathan Auxier.

This book has to be my favorite book I’ve read so far in 2019. I love history, I love kid lit, I love monsters, and I love mysteries. This was a perfect combination of all of these wonderful things. Not only that, I have always been fascinated with rooftops and chimney sweeps so this story is basically the story I should have written myself, but it didn’t come to me, it came to Jonathan Auxier. I am so glad it did. I enjoyed every bit of it.

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The Poppy Mayberry series is a Middle-Grade book written by Jennie K. Brown,  and “Return to Power Academy” is the second installment. I read this because her first Poppy story turned out to be so much fun. As I mentioned in a review, I was hesitant about the first book, but I dove into this one with few doubts. Read More

Written and Illustrated by Keith Negley

I needed to own this book. A tribute to the real-life Mary Edwards Walker, one of the first woman to wear pants, this picture book recalls a time when pants were not allowed for females. I for one LOVE wearing pants. Friends may have heard me say how grateful I am that I can wear pants but I’m sure they assume it’s a joke and not a truth. I am absolutely serious every time I say it. Read More

By K.A. Reynolds. (254 more pages towards my page challenge hosted by Book Dragon’s Lair)

I found this book on MG Book Village’s book club list. I was hoping to join their Twitter discussion but ended up not being available at that time. All I knew was that it was a story about dealing with death and ghosts. I purchased the book via Amazon and when it arrived I was crushing on the jacket art by Helen Musselwhite. It’s dark, lovely, and purple. Then, to my wonderful surprise, I notice the entire text of the book is printed in purple. There is a beautiful dedication at the beginning followed by a quote by C.S. Lewis;

“Courage, dear heart.” Read More

#Off-Topic Tuesday

Is this a thing? I feel like it must be. Everything has a hashtag these days. So I have a topic that has nothing to do with writing or reading. I’m thinking about time portals today and the ones I have in my life. Read More