Category Archives: re-reads

I need new pick-me-up reads

Hello, Postcardians!  I know it’s way early to talk about this, but it’s almost that time of year again — harvest festivals, haunted houses, pumpkin spice mochas, and scary fairy tales.  I’m already planning my Halloween Month posts, and deciding … Continue reading

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And how’s YOUR summer job? (mermaid edition)

Ah, the summer job.  A classic coming-of-age experience for many teens —  a chance to learn responsibility, gain new skills, and earn some extra clams.  My first job back in high school was, of course, shelving books at my hometown … Continue reading

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Nostalgic Double Feature: October Edition

It’s that awesomest time of year again, the month for reading spooky, paranormal stories; stocking up on snack-size Butterfingers; and putting together your kick-@$$ October Daye costume. This month, I’m prepared with several Halloween posts featuring nostalgic middle grade titles, … Continue reading

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2014 Favorites

Edit 02/07/15:  Ack! I missed a few.  See the amended “More Books” section, below. Let’s take a quick look back at 2014… My favorite books reviewed here @ Postcards: (click on each cover for the review)       Favorite books reviewed … Continue reading

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Nostalgic Review: shorts edition

Ever since I started the Nostalgic Review feature, I’ve been meaning to do a post on my favorite/most-clearly-remembered short stories from grade- and high-school English classes.  Remember those awesome lit textbooks you always wished you could keep after the semester … Continue reading

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It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s CATWINGS!

Another post for the From the Bowels of Obscurity Book Club (Hee! Ahem, *cough*, sorry, I promise to settle down now.  Really, I will.) . . . . . . . . In 7th grade, I went through a cat … Continue reading

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“…inside that peach stone is a tree, folded a million times. So go and plant it.”

Back in March, sj tweeted to me about this new informal club that Becoming Cliché was starting:  the From the Bowels of Obscurity Children’s Book Club [pause while we wait for our inner 12-year-olds to stop giggling at “bowels.”  Hee!] … Continue reading

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A Very Potter Retrospective

For the Harry Potter Readalong… … I re-read Sorcerer’s Stone and Deathly Hallows, and read the following Harry-relevant books:        . . . . . . . .  Messrs Mooney, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs advise readers that the following post … Continue reading

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Nostalgic Review: Afternoon of the Elves

Janet Taylor Lisle.  Afternoon of the Elves.  New York: Orchard Books, 1989. I think I first read this for a book report in fifth grade.  I remember the teacher giving us a list of titles we could choose from, and … Continue reading

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Nostalgic Review: Spook

Jane Little.  Spook.  Illus. Suzanne Kesteloo Larsen.  New York: Atheneum, 1967 Spook can’t remember any life but with Grimalda, the cranky witch who pushes him around and feeds him cold bat wings.  If only she’d keep a cat like a … Continue reading

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