My December and Year-End Reading Wrap-Up
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My December and Year-End Reading Wrap-Up

Bidding a not-so-fond farewell to 2016, here’s what I read in December: Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch Before the Fall by Noah Hawley All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain What I’m reading now: What’s Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi. What’s up next: my library … Continue reading

Exploring Children’s Classics: Railway Children and All-of-a-Kind Family
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Exploring Children’s Classics: Railway Children and All-of-a-Kind Family

Next in my exploration of children’s classics written by women are The Railway Children and All-of-a-Kind Family, both set around the turn of the century, although The Railway Children was actually published near that time, while Family was published in 1951.  Both novels are written by women about families that are struggling economically.  Both have … Continue reading

Exploring Classic Children’s Series: Betsy-Tacy and Anne of Green Gables
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Exploring Classic Children’s Series: Betsy-Tacy and Anne of Green Gables

For the Women’s Classics challenge, I’m exploring classic children’s books written by women.  In September I read two books, Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill, and Anne of Avonlea.  I had read the first books in the series, but these two were new to me. The Betsy-Tacy series was written by Maud Hart … Continue reading

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Reading Children’s Classics by Women Authors

I haven’t done anything this year for the Women’s Classic Literature Event, which is hosted by the Classics Club, but since it’s September and it’s Back to School time, I was thinking about re-reading favorite classics by women authors. I’m looking specifically at books published before 1950 and in about the 8-10 age range. When … Continue reading

My August Reading Wrap Up: #20BooksofSummer
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My August Reading Wrap Up: #20BooksofSummer

Hello readers!  My August wrap-up is also my 20 Books of Summer Wrap-Up, and it will tell you something about me that I ended up at exactly 20 books at the end of the month  (hint: I’m a bit on the goal-oriented side.) I’m always sad when summer ends.  As a kid, summers meant long, … Continue reading