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A Bunch of Brilliant Terry Pratchett Quotes

Ten (plus a few extra) Terry Pratchett quotes that sound cool but will probably can never actually have personal meaning and really shouldn’t have been taken out of context. Mostly funny, but also including slightly creepy, inspiring, depressing and cynical.

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Top 10 Books with Naturish Covers

This is a post based on a Top Ten Tuesday prompt from That Artsy Reader Girl. Go check out the page for other posts, it’s really worth it.

So. Ten books with nature-themed/landscape covers? Easy.

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Ten Recent Reads

+ quick review

This is my second Top Ten Tuesday post. TTT is a weekly… thing where anyone can write their list on chosen topics, by That Artsy Reader Girl – if you liked this, or want to try it out, go check see it^! And yes, I know today’s Wednesday.

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REVIEW: We Dream of Space

WE DREAM OF SPACE

Ages: 11-15 (give or take)

Author: Erin Entrada Kelly

It’s January 1986. As in, Challenger launch (nearly). This is the only thing keeping Bird Thomas going, and from going. As in, going from her family. Finch Thomas is kept going only by his favourite arcade game, Major Havoc. And Cash Thomas? Well, it could be the girl who sits in front of him in class, but it definitely isn’t his basketball skills.

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REVIEW: Gracie and the Emperor

GRACIE AND THE EMPEROR

Author: Errol Broome

Ages: 11-16

‘Napoleon’s coming,’ said the man.
‘Who’s Napoleon?’
‘Freddie, I’ve told you.’
‘The scary one! Why do I have to see him?’
‘Because everyone wants to see him – just to look at the man who almost ruled the world.’
‘So why’s he here?’
‘Because, Freddy, in the end he lost. The English beat him.’
‘But he’s here! Why’s he here?’

Gracie also wants to know. This monster-man has cost her her job and her home. So she heads away from the St. Helena town turned over by him, and slowly begins to discover what makes monsters men – and men monsters.

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REVIEW: The Penderwicks at Last

THE PENDERWICKS AT LAST

Author: Jeanne Birdsall

Ages: 9-14 (although I might re-read it at 15)

It’s only a few months to Lydia’s oldest sister, Rosalind’s wedding and Lydia couldn’t be more exited. But she is bringing home some surprise news tonight, and not even Lydia and her brother Ben’s best attempts to scare her into telling them NOW are working. Not even Batty, possibly her favourite sibling, will tell of her suspicions. But that will only make the surprise better. The real problem (for now) is that Batty’s boyfriend and, most importantly, his dog are planning to go west.

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Ten Best +-YA Book Covers E.v.e.r. (?)

Ever=so far/for the next 3 months? I’m heavily biased anyway. Oh, and only of tween/teen books.

This is my first ‘Top Ten Tuesday’ post (a weekly booky thing from That Artsy Reader Girl – go look). I’ve always wanted to do one of these thingies, and this is the perfect subject: Cover art. I’m not going to get creative, I’m just doing the obvious – although doing ‘cringiest covers anyone on this planet has ever seen’ was tempting and very me, my list’ get way over ten before I left books for nine-year-olds (not… going… to… say… Harry.. Potter…).

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REVIEW: The Penderwicks in Spring

REVIEW: THE PENDERWICKS IN SPRING

Author: Jeanne Birdsall

Ages: 10-15 (and really, older if you want.)

Batty Penderwick’s world is more or less flawless. With recently discovering a wonderful and secret talent, Rosalind Penderwick and Jeffery Tiffon soon coming to visit, and her birthday coming up, nothing could go wrong. All she needs to do is find some way to make money and get rid of Rosalind’s new boyfriend. But then a gut-wrenching overheard conversation throws her life out, leaving only ‘After Batty’ to take care of her siblings – and dogs.

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REVIEW: The Penderwicks at Point Mouette

THE PENDERWICKS AT POINT MOUETTE

Author: Jeanne Birdsall

Ages: 10-14

As the Penderwick family is shredded (even if it’s only for two weeks), hot-tempered and smart 12-year-old Skye is left in charge of her younger sisters. Seems simple. Except that she has nearly been murdered by the neigbour’s dog, nearly murdered the neighbour and his dog, and forgotten how to stop 5-year-old Batty from blowing up… And dreamy Jane is obsessed with the weird boy from town, Batty with golf balls and Hound with seaweed. Plus an unexpected guest, a literally life-changing realization and a harmonica equals a mess.

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REVIEW: The Penderwicks on Gardam Street

THE PENDERWICKS ON GARDAM STREET

Author: Jeanne Birsdall

Ages: 10-15

The four Penderwick sisters were living what they considered to be more or less the best life, this time back home. But then Aunt Claire turned up with piles of gifts, loads of hugs and a petrifying blue envelope that threatens to turn the family inside-out. Rosalind is completely thrown by the letter and is not taking their neighbour Tommy Greigor’s attempts to help well. At all. On top of it, Batty and Hound are spying on the new neighbours and a simple bit of laziness leaves Skye to face her worst nightmare and her and Jane swimming in guilt.