There are nights…

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There are nights that sleep descends on me like a blanket coming down and I stay in sleep so easily, disturbed by not a sound. But then there are the nights with incidents my earplugs cannot mute potty breaks and whining, bed territory disputes. Driftin’, dreamin’, dozin’, snoozin’, snorin’, nappin’ Sleep never seems so crucial … Continue reading

NiFtY Author Erin Bow

Erin Bow first grabbed my attention when someone handed me a copy of Plain Kate (click here to read my review). I picked it up and could not stop. Her writing is so beautiful and…. oh, sorry. I just woke up from a fangirl swoon. Here’s our interview! Check out her pole-dancing writing studio! Exclamation … Continue reading

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Why, oh why did the Internet eat my book review? I shall have to start again, but I warn you, I’m not quite as excited to do this a second time. The set-up: Lennie’s used to following her older sister, Bailey, around. Bailey has all the experiences with boys and doesn’t seem afraid to live. … Continue reading

Plain Kate by Erin Bow

A copy of this book landed in my lap (thanks Mary!) and I devoured it. Kate lives in (what sounds like) Russia in an era of magic and superstition. Her problem: her village has begun to think she is a witch. Yes, she is a carver (skill with a knife is a sign of a … Continue reading

The Underneath by Kathi Appelt

Although I read this a couple of months ago, it has stayed with me. The Underneath is so beautifully written, how can it not stay with you? On the surface it is the story of a mother cat, her two kittens, and an old (abused) hound dog who is chained up to a porch in … Continue reading

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