Monthly Archives: April 2011

Seeking Solace in Laura’s Little Houses: Wendy McClure’s The Wilder Life

I’ve been waiting a long time to read Wendy McClure’s The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie. I think that I first saw it through one of my L.M.M. colleagues shortly after … Continue reading

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Is YA in its Modernist or Post-Modernist Phase?

Let me start by saying that there is a lot I want to say a lot about this book, because I really loved it. Not only because it is was well conceived, written, and laugh out loud hilarious, but because … Continue reading

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Jace, Simon and the Interweaving Strands of Cassandra Clare’s City of Fallen Angels

As you know, I was pretty excited to read Cassandra Clare’s City of Fallen Angels, the first in her new trilogy (or the fourth book )  in The Mortal Instruments Series.  Although, I wasn’t blown away as some of my … Continue reading

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Black Dots on the Page

When I was a kid, I wanted to play the piano. I figured that I could sit down in front of it and just play. It didn’t matter that at the time that I didn’t know how to read music, … Continue reading

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