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An Excellent Graphic Adaptation of a Wonderful Book

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 1. Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, adapted by P. Craig Russell. HarperCollins, 2014 This graphic adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Newbery Medal-winning novel, The Graveyard Book is likely to become as beloved as … Continue reading

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Who Doesn’t Love Dogs?

Or at least books about dogs? This year’s Hub Challenge list included two great dog books, the nonfiction title, How to Speak Dog by Aline Alexander Newman and Gary Weitzman, D.V.M. and the graphic novel, Dogs of War by Sheila … Continue reading

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Robots and Rocket Man Meet Farm Boy

Royden Lepp’s Rust: Visitor in the Field by Royden Lepp. Los Angeles: Archaia, 2011. Roman Taylor is struggling to keep his family farm going. Then, one day, his peaceful world is shattered by the arrival of Jet Jones, a boy … Continue reading

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Hub Challenge Week 2 Update

I finished two more books this week, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks (review) and Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge. That brings me to four completed out of 25, not counting the … Continue reading

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Famous Last Words

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks. New York: First Second, 2013. With a title like this, you know that something is bound to go terribly wrong, probably multiple somethings. What happens when you pit … Continue reading

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Hub Challenge Week 1 Update

I got a decent start on the Challenge by completing two books last week, The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks and Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle. There’s nothing like a graphic novel to get you … 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 – Week 3

Wow, I did a lot of reading this week! Between the holiday and not having any sub hours at work, I clearly had way too much time on my hands at home. Did I use that time productively to get … Continue reading

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The Hub Reading Challenge Update – Week 2

I made excellent progress this week, finishing 3 books. That’s not quite as impressive as it sounds. I had nearly finished the first one last week and the second was a graphic novel. However, I am also closer to my … Continue reading

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The Hub Reading Challenge Update – Week 1

The longer duration of this year’s challenge means that I don’t have to focus almost exclusively on reading just challenge books in order to finish on time. So these updates will probably be a little bit shorter as I try … Continue reading

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