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Review: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury My rating: 5 of 5 stars I reread this book for my book club, as it was this month's very apt pick. I first read it when I was a freshman in high school, so I remembered only the most distinct images and themes...

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Review: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is one of those books I was convinced I'd read years ago. The way people spoke of it, it sounded like my school couldn't possibly have overlooked assigning it. But the plot points people spok...

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Review: Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote My rating: 4 of 5 stars Of course we're all familiar with Breakfast at Tiffany's : the sprightly, adorable protagonist, her impish ways, and the cast of characters she draws to her like moths to a guttering flame. The...

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Review: Why I Jump by Naoki Higashida
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida My rating: 5 of 5 stars So many of the books about children with disabilities are written by the parents or caretakers. It's difficult to find a variation of the th...

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Review: Mysteries of the Middle Ages by Thomas Cahill
Mysteries of the Middle Ages: The Rise of Feminism, Science and Art from the Cults of Catholic Europe by Thomas Cahill My rating: 3 of 5 stars It has been SO long since I've reviewed any books. I stalled on this one, so I thought I could start back up here,...

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Review: The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer
The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer My rating: 4 of 5 stars I'd never read any Georgette Heyer, but I kept running across her name in various contexts. I finally combed through her books at my local library to find one that was unlikely to make me throw it ...

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Review: Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Coraline by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I'd read this book years ago. Then it was picked as the October read for my book club, and I leapt at the chance for a reread. This is a delightfully creepy read. Coraline has just moved to an old house, divid...

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Review: Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones
Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the tenth book in my 2014 TBR Pile Challenge . I always enjoy Diana Wynne Jones' writing, but, for some reason, I've been putting off reading more of her books. Can't imagine why. Fire an...

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Review: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving My rating: 5 of 5 stars Who could resist an audio of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow , read by the actor who plays Ichabod Crane on the TV series? I certainly couldn't, especially because Audible was giving it aw...

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Review: Blow Me Down by Katie MacAlister
Blow Me Down by Katie MacAlister My rating: 3 of 5 stars By the description, this had all the potential to be like Vicki Lewis Thompson's Nerds series . Unfortunately, it fell victim to the need to shove an alpha hero mold onto its potential beta, thereby w...
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