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Feeling slumpish…

I’ve been distracted lately.  Instead of writing reviews, I sit down at my computer and read The Mary Sue, or update my Goodreads lists, or obsessively check my hold lists on Overdrive.  These are things that should take a few minutes, but somehow keep me from the business of writing blog posts and keeping my…

Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions by Amy Stewart

I love this series, which is about a real-life woman in the 1910’s who was one of the first female deputy sheriffs.  Amy Stewart builds the novels in this series around actual people and events and she ends each one with a description of her research.  If you haven’t read the series, but like historical…

The Leavers by Lisa Ko

This is a really thoughtful, moving novel about a Chinese family that is torn apart in the United States.  Peilan grows up in China in a small village but dreams of exploring the world, so she travels to New York for factory work at better wages.  She has Deming while still very young herself, and…

My March Reading Wrap-up

My reading was thematic this month.  I started with 1984 and then moved to a book about rural America, Strangers in Their Own Land.  I read Diane Guerrero’s book about her parents’ immigration to America and their deportation back to Columbia.  I read The Daily Show, which turned out to be as much about U.S.…

Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting by Justine Prado and Jenn St-Onge

I’ve looked at graphic novels before, but never really sat down and read one.  I figured it’s a very different way of reading. Your eyes have to jump around all over the place, and it’s hard to know what order to read things in.  I suppose I like the calm repetition of reading lines across the…