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Imaginative Discussions: Literacy Story

Imaginative Discussions: Literacy Story

September 10, 2014 Imaginative Discussions, Lyn 19

  This week, I panicked when I thought about my topic of discussion this week. I have the distinct impression that I am smashing myself right into the wall of writer’s block. So after some Google-fu, I came across a lovely blog, Estellea’s Revenge, that provided 15 topics to beat the blogging blues. The first one jumped out at me right away: Your literacy story; how did you become a reader? This tale is a bittersweet one for me.  My “literacy story” is also entwined with my ongoing mental history and learning disability more »

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Forgotten Fridays: Anna and the French Kiss

Forgotten Fridays: Anna and the French Kiss

August 29, 2014 Bekka, book review, forgotten fridays, Lyn 4

Welcome to Forgotten Fridays. This mission of this feature is, twice a month, to review books that are more than a year old. And we review them TOGETHER! Most reviews have minor spoilers because it is hard to block them out in a back and forth dialogue about a book. So keep that in mind when reading, though we do try to not mention anything that would ruin a book for anyone. This week Bekka and Lyn are reviewing Bekka’s pick, Anna and the French Kiss. Lyn: Alright, I hope that more »

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Book Review: Gates of Thread and Stone

Book Review: Gates of Thread and Stone

August 11, 2014 book review, Lyn 8 ★★★★

It was the title that did it in for me for this novel.  When I saw the name, I fell in love. When I noticed the cover, I was sold. I wasn’t expecting any surprises or any new ground covered by Gates of Thread and Stone.  I thought it was the run-of-the-mill sci-fi book with a nice cover.  There is nothing wrong with this, since I do not begrudge this category.  I liked to be entertained, and there is nothing wrong with that. So I was slightly blindsided by this more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Own The Most Books From

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Own The Most Books From

July 29, 2014 Bekka, Lyn, Top Ten Tuesday 15

  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the BookishThis week’s topic: Most-Owned Authors AKA – Authors We Love     Lyn’s Picks Cynthia Voigt This author was recommended to me when I was in 5th grade by a teacher I loved. I found Homecoming in the library of my middle school, and I loved the hard, gritty edge of her stories. The author also shines some light on learning disabilities, and for the first time in my public school career, I felt better about myself. Laini Taylor Seriously, more »

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Book Review: A Thousand Words

Book Review: A Thousand Words

July 25, 2014 book review, Lyn 8 ★★★

Jennifer Brown’s novels always draw me in just on the simple fact that she writes about some powerful subjects that are happening now.  She has a wonderful way for approaching a groundbreaking cultural phenomenon and translating it into fiction.  A Thousand Words approaches the issue surrounding what we would now be deemed as “revenge porn.” While the book labels what happened in the novel as sexting, but I believe our current laws now place the events in the book into a new category.  This is just my personal take.  Just more »

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