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Kathy Burnette (The Brain Lair)
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Reader. Librarian. YA/MG Reviewer. Coffee Drinker. Mom.
Reader. Librarian. YA/MG Reviewer. Coffee Drinker. Mom.

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Thank you #Bravery
My One Word for 2016 was bravery. Without "BRAVERY"which is what I named my iphone, I would not have been able to kickoff the NerdTalks at NerdCampMI in July 2016. Without "BRAVERY",  I would not have been able to make a quick trip to Toronto and hang out w...

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Story Behind Write This Down - Guest Post
Mills, Claudia.  Write This Down .  Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR, Macmillan), 2016. 256 pages. $15.99. 978-0-37430-1644. Affiliate Links:   Amazon  |  IndieBound  |  Book Depository Read my review - Write This Down Blog Tour Read on to find out how Claudi...

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Write This Down by Claudia Mills - Blog Tour
Mills, Claudia. Write This Down . Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR, Macmillan), 2016. 256 pages. $15.99. 978-0-37430-1644. Affiliate Links: Amazon | IndieBound | Book Depository Genre: Realistic, Writing, School Story Cover Appeal: It's eye-catching but I won...

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Paths and Portals by Gene Luen Yang - Blog Tour
Yang, Gene Luen. Paths and Portals (Secret Coders, 2) . First Second (Macmillan), 2016. 96 pages. $10.99.   978-1-62672-0763.   Affiliate Links: Amazon | IndieBound | Book Depository Genre: Fantasy, Graphic Novel Cover Appeal: It's not as bright as other gr...

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Playing for the Devil's Fire by Phillippe Diederich - Review
Playing for the Devil's Fire by Phillippe Diederich Cinco Punta Press Audience: Mexico City * Lucha Libra * Drugs * Poverty IndieBound | Amazon | Book Depository "I guess that's what I always liked about these movies. They weren't about heroes with supernat...

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NerdCampMI - Recap
Kups for Kathy courtesy LB NerdCampMI - Since the Summer of 2013, I've trekked to MI to attend NerdCamp! So proud to be a part of this group! This year I couldn't wait to drive up on for the pre-game at Olive Garden with my Voxer pals and some friendly auth...

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#WNDB - A Raisin in The Sun
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry Vintage (November 29, 2004) Audience: Teens to Adults Drama * African-American Life * Poverty IndieBound | Amazon | Book Depository For the first time in forever, I watched the entire Tony Awards show on June 12, 20...

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It's Monday, What Are You Reading? July 4, 2016
What I Purchased/Borrowed Zeroes (Zeroes, 1) by Scott Westerfeld, audiobook, borrowed In Twenty Years by Allison Winn Scotch Tiny Pretty Things by Sonia Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace Lady Susan b...

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It's Monday, What Are You Reading
We bring you this special edition of It's Monday, What Are You Reading! Today I want to look at what my K-4 students have checked out this past school year. The Top Ten Circulated Books 10. Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, 6) by Jeff Kinney , 978-1419-702...

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Stepping Into Digital Literacy
Recently I was honored to present at the 34th Annual Sharjah International Book Fai r in Sharjah UAE. This was the second annual American Library Association (ALA) Library Conference . It was a an incredible experience. My presentation was on my starting to...
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