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A Hat Full of Sky

Book Review -- A Hat Full of Sky, by Terry Pratchett This book continues where The Wee Free Men left off. Tiffany Aching leaves home in order to study to be a witch, and ends up apprenticed to Miss Level, a woman with two bodies. Tiffany didn’t expect to be doing chores or caring for… Continue reading A Hat Full of Sky

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Silhouette in Scarlet

Book Review  --  Silhouette in Scarlet, by Elizabeth Peters Vicky Bliss is bored with her life as an art historian. So when she gets a red rose, a one-way ticket to Stockholm, and a strange message in Latin, Vicky turns detective. She is not sure how to deal with her former lover, the handsome jewel… Continue reading Silhouette in Scarlet

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The Wee Free Men

Book Review: The Wee Free Men, by Terry Pratchett Nine-year-old Tiffany Aching lives on the Chalk, a warm, hilly, green grassland in an alternate world that reminds me of the lowlands of Scotland. Tiffany thinks of herself as normal: she’s part of a typical, loving family with daily chores to do, like making cheese and… Continue reading The Wee Free Men

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An Ensign of Liberty

In the New York Harbor stands a lady with her torch held high, lighting the way for millions who have come to America seeking peace, liberty, freedom to worship, and the opportunity to live, work, and grow here.  In the other arm she carries a tablet inscribed with the date of the Declaration of Independence,… Continue reading An Ensign of Liberty

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Longing For Home

Book Review: Longing For Home, by Sarah M. Eden. Katie Macauley has seen poverty, starvation, death, cold, and the cruelty of mankind in her young life, yet she possesses great courage and determination. Carrying the fiddle she stole from her father, Katie arrives in the frontier Wyoming town of Hope Springs with one object in… Continue reading Longing For Home

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Hope Springs

Book Review: Hope Springs, by Sarah M. Eden (Longing for Home, Book #2) Katie Macauley gives up her goal to return to Ireland in order to make a difference in Hope Springs, Wyoming, where she has become a beloved friend and a rallying beacon for the Irish half of the town. As Katie endures the… Continue reading Hope Springs

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Braced To Bite

I was in the library the other day and picked up Braced To Bite, by Serena Robar, from the YA section.   Colby Blanchard is a Type A personality with a little OCD thrown in.  She's a cheerleader, bossy, determined to be Homecoming Queen, planning to ace college, and a little arrogant too... until she is… Continue reading Braced To Bite

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America the Beautiful

Independence Day was the beginning of a fun holiday weekend, with family and friends gathered together to eat, play games, go swimming, watch the latest FIFA game, and talk. The best time of all was at dusk on July fourth when we all piled in the car, drove to a good spot, and watched the… Continue reading America the Beautiful