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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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A Supernatural Mystery Across the Ages

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick. New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2013. When Eric Seven, a journalist, visits Blessed Island in the year 2073, he feels an instant connection to Merle. Is it love at first sight, or something more mysterious? … Continue reading

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The Hub Reading Challenge As Professional Development

I can be a pretty competitive person. Just ask anyone who has played a board or card game with me. I also like a good challenge. So when I first saw the Hub Reading Challenge in Spring of 2012, I … Continue reading

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The Zombie Apocalypse – With Zombie Cows!

Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi, read by Sunil Malhotra. New York : Random House/Listening Library, 2013. Moooo! You may have heard that conditions on factory farms and at meat packing plants can be bad. But this one has turned … Continue reading

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Hub Challenge Week 3 Update

This week I finished another two books, and they weren’t graphic novels this time. One was I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak. The other was the audio book of Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi, read by Sanil Malhotra. … 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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It’s Time! The 2014 Hub Reading Challenge Is Here!

This is my third year participating in the Hub Reading Challenge. I look forward to it now because it always brings some excellent books to my attention, books I somehow overlooked when they first came out. It also helps me … Continue reading

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Don’t Let the Title Fool You

Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Lab, 2013 Evan Carter knows exactly how to find the girls who will say, “Yes.” He specializes in avoiding long term commitments or any consequences from his conquests. Odds are always good … Continue reading

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