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Paige Rowse
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Exploring the world, one page at a time
Exploring the world, one page at a time

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Banned Book Week
It's often the premise of a dystopian story - somehow, the powers-that-be have learned to control the population by controlling the people's access to information, even seemingly innocuous works of fiction. This is a popular plot point for authors, though i...
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Happy Fall!
It's my favorite time of year, when the air feels a little crisper, caramel apples are abundant and everything is pumpkin flavored. It's also the perfect time to find an outside reading perch under a canopy of brilliantly colored leaves - stop by the librar...
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The Family Romanov
YALSA Reading Challenge Book 2 Even though it is off of the Nonfiction list, The Family Romanov: Murder, rebellion, and the fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming is a page-turner!  While familiar with the time period, this book is rich with nuances tha...
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The Story of Owen
YALSA 2015 Reading Challenge - Book 1 A snow day is a cherished opportunity to catch up on some reading - and finally start some of this year's books! From the Morris list, The Story of Owen: Dragon slayer of Trondheim by e.k. Johnston is a clever, humorous...
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Midwinterblood
Unbelievably, this marks the 25th book of the YALSA challenge!  While I will continue to read as many of the list as I can, this book was truly the perfect note to end the challenge.  Each chapter reads as a stand-alone short story, yet each one is intercon...
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Zombie Baseball Beatdown
This peculiar story of the zombie apocalypse stemming from contaminated cow livestock is laughable and oddly lighthearted.  Still, Paolo Bacigalupi captures the frustration many children feel regarding mean, foolish, or absent adults as well as highlighting...
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Winger
While not my typical book selection, Winger by Andrew Smith was impossible to put down.  Beyond the rugby team nuances of boarding school culture, Ryan Dean is an instantly likable character with problems any teenager can relate to.  Making choices that are...
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Etiquette & Espionage
What a delightful combination of supernatural characters, nefarious behaviors, and a steampunk setting!  Add the British accents for extra enjoyment in the audiobook, Gail Carriger has created a work that will have you circling the block just to hear more. ...
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Audrey, Wait!
Robin Benway has created a fun and entertaining look at teen life through her character, Audrey, who unwittingly becomes famous after her ex-boyfriend writes a song about their breakup - and it becomes a huge hit!  Despite the outlandish scenarios, the over...
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