21 Nov
Book/Audio Review: Winger by Andrew Smith

Book/Audio Review: Winger by Andrew Smith

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Ryan Dean West is not a normal high school junior. After all, he’s only fourteen. He plans to make this year his best yet, and hopefully win the heart of his best friend, Annie. He never expects to make the kinds of friendships and enemies he does. It’s a year that changes lives in the most devastating ways.

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29 Oct
Book Review: Words and Their Meanings by Kate Bassett

Book Review: Words and Their Meanings by Kate Bassett

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It’s coming up on the one year anniversary of her uncle’s death, and Anna still hasn’t worked through her grief in a healthy way. Joe was more than an uncle to her. He was practically her brother, and he was one of the most enthusiastic supporters of her writing. His death takes away so many things from Anna, but it also helps her recognize some truths about life and herself.

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28 Oct
Audio Review: Lirael by Garth Nix

Audio Review: Lirael by Garth Nix

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Lirael is a daughter of the Clayr, but she’s never gained the sight like the rest of the adult Clayr. Her assignment as a librarian takes her into rarely traversed places of the Glacier, where she learns her true fate doesn’t involve the sight at all.

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27 Oct
Comic Review: Saga v. 1-3

Comic Review: Saga v. 1-3

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Alana and Marko were never meant to end up together. They’re from opposites sides of a bloody, galactic war. They’re sick of all the fighting, though, and they just want to be together and raise their daughter in safety. The worlds they’re from, however, don’t like their relationship or their offspring.

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21 Oct
Graphic Novel Review: In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang

Graphic Novel Review: In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang

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Anda joins a guild of female gamers on an MMORPG called Coarsegold Online. She and one of the guild members start killing off gold farmers to keep the game on even ground. After a short conversation with one of the farmers, Anda realized there’s more behind the scenes of gold farming than she thought. Her unlikely friendship with a boy across the world leads Anda to have some misunderstandings and make some mistakes that cost much more than her Coursegold account and her place in the guild.

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07 Oct
Manga Review: Gangsta v. 3 by Kohske

Manga Review: Gangsta v. 3 by Kohske

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In the third volume of Gangsta, we take a step into the past. The second volume left off with a revelation of sorts about the relationship between Nic and Worick. These two guys who just seem like badass have a more complex relationship than that. This volume tells the story of how Nic and Worick met and how their relationship developed into its current dynamic.

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06 Oct
What I’m Reading: Comics Edition

What I’m Reading: Comics Edition

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I’ve always had a tendency to jump on a certain trend and stick with it for a while. I think that will only increase since I’m planning to make some categorical bibliographies for my school library. I get questions about certain kinds of books all the time, and it makes me what to pull together … Read More »

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24 Sep
When They Ask Why

When They Ask Why

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I was talking with a teacher the other day, and we were discussing student attitudes about assignments and tests. She made a comment about her students always asking why: why do they have to learn this, why do they have to read that? She said that her reaction to these questions is to tell them … Read More »

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22 Sep
Sights & Sounds [4]

Sights & Sounds [4]

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This is a feature where I share some my current favorite things or obsessions including movies, TV, and music. Pretty much things that aren’t books.
TV Shows

I watched the first episode of Red Band Society, and it looks like it might be a pretty good show. It’s definitely nothing like most of the shows I watch, … Read More »

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