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Viva la Alice!

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.  Now I’ll Tell You Everything.  New York: Atheneum, 2013. This was a pretty ambitious project for Naylor, creating a final book that covers not just a couple of months, but forty years.  I can see how that would get … Continue reading

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And how was YOUR summer job?

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Alice on Board. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012. 288 pgs. Kindle Edition.     . . . . . . . . Or:  Adventures on the Murphy’s Law Cruise Or:  Alice McKinley’s Guide to All the … Continue reading

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2012 Favorites

Well, I guess it’s that time again!  The following are my favorite books read in 2012, in alphabetical order.  Not all of these will make it into the master Favorites list, but they were enjoyable enough to include here.  Click … Continue reading

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Failing with Style

Inspired by NPR’s latest “Three Books” article, “Try and Try Again:  3 Tales of Spectacular Failure,” here is my own list of three notable literary “failures” (or are they?). Stargirl, the title character of Jerry Spinelli’s  YA novel. I can’t … Continue reading

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