Tag Archives: YA

The Memory of Things, by Gae Polisner

I was teaching assistant at an elementary school, getting ready for work when the planes hit the towers. My husband, already at his job at a major aerospace company, heard nothing until I called him. We were parents of a … Continue reading

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Three Books That Took Me Apart and Put Me Back Together

This is what I believe might be the start of a new series here on The Best of It: Three Books That… During my hiatus from blogging, I kept thinking back to all the great books I shared in my … Continue reading

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My Week in Books: Magic, Mystery and Mayhem

My blog has been a bit quiet this month, and I hope that if you haven’t been stopping by, as I haven’t,  it’s because you’re soaking up sun and books and all the fun of summer. Here are some book … Continue reading

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My Week in Books: Two Total Favs

I managed to go off on a long weekend trip without a computer and got off my posting schedule altogether. This week’s books are two that I loved so much that I am telling everyone about them. Yes, just two. … Continue reading

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My Week in Books: Mostly Middle Grade

This week’s books are all novel length, and except for This One Summer, I think they’re all great middle grade reads. Lockwood and Co.: The Screaming Staircase, by Jonathan Stroud I can’t wait to read more in this middle grade … Continue reading

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