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Six Degrees of Separation from Shopgirl to Where the Sidewalk Ends

It’s time for another 6 Degrees of Separation, hosted by Kate @ Booksaremyfavoriteandbest. On the first Saturday of every month, readers and bloggers connect the selected book for the month to six other books, forming a chain. The books don’t all have to be related; each book only has to be related to the books next… Continue reading Six Degrees of Separation from Shopgirl to Where the Sidewalk Ends

Children's Literature · Review · Traditional Fantasy

Flight of the Christmas Witch by Morgan Kostival

Synopsis from Goodreads: FLIGHT OF THE CHRISTMAS WITCH is based on the Italian folktale of La Befana and is presented here as a charming holiday poem. This future classic tells Befana’s story in the style of Clement Clarke Moore’s holiday classic, TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. In this version, Befana provides shelter, and a delicious… Continue reading Flight of the Christmas Witch by Morgan Kostival

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Poetry · Review · Young Adult

Rumble by Ellen Hopkins

Synopsis from Inside Cover: Matthew Turner doesn’t have faith in anything. Not in family — his is a shambles after his younger brother was bullied into suicide. Not in so-called friends who turn their backs when things get tough. Not in some all-powerful creator who lets too much bad stuff happen. And certainly not in… Continue reading Rumble by Ellen Hopkins

Poetry

Poem of the Week (PotW): “A Dream Within A Dream” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow– You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone?… Continue reading Poem of the Week (PotW): “A Dream Within A Dream” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

Quotes

The Hokey-Pokey: Shakespearean Style

I found this floating around Facebook, today. It’s quite funny. Whoever the author is, thank you for writing this. O proud left foot, that ventures quick within Then soon upon a backward journey lithe Anon once more the gesture, then begin: Command sinistral pedestal to writhe. Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke. A mad gyration,… Continue reading The Hokey-Pokey: Shakespearean Style