Category Archives: Reviews

Review Wednesday: Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets to the Universe

I mentioned this book a few days ago. I first posted this review about it almost a year ago. Since then, that review has gotten more hits than all but two books I’ve reviewed in the past four years on this … Continue reading

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Review Wednesday: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

I wanted to talk about gender this month because I keep getting in this argument about what it means to be a woman with a particular gentleman. Now, I know why I keep getting in the argument, but I’m not really … Continue reading

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Strong Female Heroines: Review of Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel (w Giveaway!)

I’ve meant to talk about Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel for ages. Besides being an avid Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, I don’t usually care for vampires. But I loved this book when I read it. It’s the first in her … Continue reading

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Review Wednesday: Skim by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki

There are a lot of amazing graphic novels that I would love to talk about but Skim, like The March, really makes you feel the experience of someone-probably-not-you. It builds empathy in readers for a novel situation, which is what I’ve been … Continue reading

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Review Wednesday: The March, Congressman John Lewis and the Civil Rights Movement (w Giveaway!)

This fairly spectacular Graphic Novel gave me the idea to talk this month about how we build empathy with our young readers for events completely outside their realm of experience. I picked it up because it’s going to be featured … Continue reading

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Review Wednesday: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

I’ve been meaning to talk about 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher for nearly three years. It is one of the most moving books I’ve read, and it goes well with this month’s topic. I believe, quite simply, that it is the best book … Continue reading

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Review Wednesday: Don’t Touch by Rachel M. Wilson (w Giveaway!)

I think I read part of what would become Don’t Touch when I first met Rachel Wilson at Vermont College of Fine Arts. I seem to recall that there was a dolphin in it at the time. Anyway, Rachel was a worldly and impressive upperclasswoman. I was … Continue reading

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