Category Archives: MG novels

What I’ve Been Reading

I’ve run into a bunch of good books lately, and re-read some others that I wanted to share with you, so pull up a chair because it’s a short stack of books but a longer-than-usual post. In the Professional Reading … Continue reading

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Dirty Book Covers of 1870

I re-read one of my favorite books a few weeks ago, Louisa May Alcott’s An Old Fashioned-Girl. I first discovered it in grade school, in an edition that had belonged to my mother when she was a girl, which turns … Continue reading

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Porch Book 2: Laos to Thailand…and then?

One of the perks of hanging online with other writers for young people is advance notice of books I can’t wait to read.┬áThis is also one of the liabilities, because I had to wait almost two years for my second … Continue reading

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The First Porch Book of Summer

From late May through Labor Day, our smallish Dutch Colonial suddenly gains another full room because the weather’s warm enough to sit/write/eat/live on the screened porch. My absolute favorite thing to do on the porch in summer is read a … Continue reading

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