Tag Archives: Alex Award

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012. After Clay Jannon loses his web design job, he finds himself drawn to work as the night clerk at a most unusual book shop. But the book shop … Continue reading

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The Hub Reading Challenge Update – Week 10

Wow! I’m really slipping here! How did two weeks go by so quickly? I guess that means I need to dive right in with a full update. Week 8: Code Name Verity (audio) by Elizabeth Wein. Read by Moreven Christie … Continue reading

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The Hub Reading Challenge Update – Weeks 6 & 7

I failed to write an update for week 6. It would have been a rather short one, even if I had checked in. I read just one book that week. But I made up for that this week by reading … Continue reading

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The Hub Reading Challenge Update – Week 5

Wow! It’s hard to believe that it has been five weeks already. I’ve made excellent progress this week, reading three more books and listening to another. I also read from two more lists, leaving just one to go. If I … Continue reading

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. New York: Crown Publishers, 2011. Imagine a future where people live almost entirely immersed in a virtual world, escaping from an increasingly ugly reality. In the OASIS, people can shop, play, travel and even … Continue reading

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Best of the Best Challenge: Week 8 Update

This week I was back on track, completing 4 titles to bring my total to 24! I went back to Susan Cooper’s Dark is Rising sequence (Edwards Award) and read Greenwitch. I did resist the urge to finish the series … Continue reading

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Best of the Best Challenge: Week 5 Update

I finished three books this week, bringing my total to 15. I also checked off another category, the Alex Awards, with The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan. I was a bit distracted this week by other books I wanted to … Continue reading

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Best of the Best Challenge: Week 4 Update

Wow! It’s hard to believe that it is Week 4 already. Where did April go? I finished three more titles this week, bringing my total so far to 12. I also checked off two more lists, leaving just two from … Continue reading

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