Category Archives: YA 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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Roses for ‘Scorpio Races’

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Ashes, by Ilsa Bick, one of the most powerful YA books I’ve read lately. I suppose Ashes would be classified as a horror book; I classify it as a Terrific Read. I … Continue reading

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A Book I Wish I’d Written

OneĀ  Saturday morning some weeks ago, I sat down with a new young adult novel I’d been hearing a lot about. I knew nothing about Ashes, by Ilsa Bick, except the title and the fact that it was due back … Continue reading

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A Satisfying Yard Sale

Our neighborhood rummage sale was Friday and Saturday, and I’m pleased to report that we managed both to free up about a cubic yard of space in our home and make several sale-goers very happy. Normally I find working the … 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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