Ten Worlds I Don’t Want to Live in or Characters Whose Lives I Don’t Envy

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Today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list the Top Ten worlds that I'd never want to live in, or characters I'd never want to trade places with. This was so easy to put together, people! Of late, I realize I have read so many books about unpleasant places ...

Teaser Tuesdays: Stay Where You Are and Then Leave

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For this teaser, I am highlighting a small conversation that comes up between 5-year old Alfie (the protagonist of this novel) and his parents. His friend Kalena (a girl) has just informed him that she would like to be the Prime Minister of England. I'm going to be Prime Minister, said Kalena. Alfie didn't know what to ...

In Honor of A.A.Milne

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January 18 was A.A.Milne's birthday and co-incidentally (or not), I received an email from a company called The Collectionary asking me whether I would be interested in talking about their collection of memorabilia. In their words: The Collectionary was built because we wanted to create a Dictionary of everything in the world that people collect. There are ...

Mailbox Mondays: January 20, 2014

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Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. I received the following books over the last couple of weeks. Books in my mailbox Stay Where you are and Then Leave is by the author John Boyne. I've never read his books before but have heard good things about his previous book ...