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Category Archives: re-reads
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
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
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
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
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
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