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A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies by Alix E. Harrow

Green sea turtle in Graham’s Harbor

This is my next review of a nominee for the 2019 Short Story Locus Award. This story was also nominated for the Nebula and Hugo Short Story awards.

Published: February, 2018 in Apex Magazine (read for free online at that link)

Genre: fantasy

Setting: a rural South library, present day

Summary: Short version: A librarian has to decide if she will give a boy the locked away book he needs. Continue reading

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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Miss Adventure suggested this book to me. I’d recently realized I haven’t read any of her book suggestions lately, so I took advantage of the recommendation. Besides, I love a book about books.

Published: 2013

Genre: middle grade fiction

Length: 289 pages

Setting: Alexandriaville, OH, present day

Summary: Short version: Teamwork is the way to succeed Continue reading


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