Category Archives: 2010

A Wish After Midnight, by Zetta Elliott

Brooklyn, 2001. Fifteen year old Genna lives in the slums and dreams of getting out of her neighborhood. She wants to go to college and become a psychiatrist. Nearly every day, she goes to a local garden and wishes in … Continue reading

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Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares, by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

One day, Dash is at The Strand and finds a red notebook with some instructions in them. He follows the instructions, which eventually lead to a back-and-forth set of dares between him and the notebook’s owner, a girl named Lily … Continue reading

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Carlyle’s House and Other Sketches, by Virginia Woolf

This is an interesting little book that I picked up solely because I love Virginia Woolf and thought it would be fun to read through some of her writing sketches. I didn’t realize that instead it would be extracts from … Continue reading

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The Mark, by Jen Nadol

Don’t judge this book by its cover, all my readers who wouldn’t normally read a book like this one. Please, take a moment to read the review – The Mark is very different from what you might expect. Cassandra – … Continue reading

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The Hour Before the Dawn, by William Somerset Maugham

So I really thought this book was going to be the end of my reading rut. I haven’t read a book I loved loved loved since The Tapestry of Love back in early October, and when I started this lesser-known … Continue reading

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Illyria, by Elizabeth Hand

The Tierney family all descended from a theatre tradition, though for several generations, that tradition has been shunned. The two youngest cousins, Rogan and Maddy, both have stage inclinations though, the former to singing, the latter to acting. They are … Continue reading

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Gone, by Lisa McMann

My thoughts on this book followed the same pattern as the last two in the series. It was a fun series to read but nothing earth-shattering or particularly memorable. Each book made for a fun afternoon of reading. I think … Continue reading

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Protected: Let It Snow, by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

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Protected: Claudine at School, by Colette

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The Alchemist (graphic novel), by Paulo Coelho

I read The Alchemist back in March of 2009. Despite the fact that the book bordered the edge of something I wouldn’t normally like, I enjoyed the book. It was true enough to itself to not step over the line … Continue reading

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