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Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L’Engle

I saw this at the local library and just had to scoop it up. It’s an A Wrinkle in Time story that I’ve never read, mostly because I didn’t know it existed. Once I learned about it, I had to read it.

Illustrator: Hope Larson

Published: the story was originally published in 1970; this illustrated edition was published in 2018

Genre: middle grade science fiction

Length: 107 pages

Setting: mostly the Third Planet of the Teachers, after A Wrinkle in Time

Summary: Short version: Meg’s entrance exam into Intergalactic P.S. 3 Continue reading


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Here’s the Deal by Micah Edwards

This is Edwards’ second book. I highly enjoyed his first, Okay, So Look, and was thrilled to see he was continuing his retelling of the Bible with Exodus. I received a free copy of the book to review, but all of my opinions are my own.

Subtitle: A Humorous Retelling of the Book of Exodus (Bible: Faster, Funnier)

Published: 2018 (it comes out officially tomorrow)

Genre: religion novella

Length: 136 pages

Setting: Egypt and its surrounding areas, during the time of the Pharaohs

Summary: Short version: just look at the subtitle Continue reading

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Tattoo by Michelle Rene

I was given a copy of this novella to review (although my views are my own). It’s published by Annorlunda Enterprises, a small-press publisher that focuses on stories that make you think.

Published: 2018 (today is the release day, in fact!)

Genre: maybe post-apocalyptic fiction? It was Judgement Day that happened, not the apocalypse, but it changed everything

Length: 152 pages

Setting: a generic city, near future Continue reading

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

My mother-in-law read this book for book club ten years ago and passed it along to me afterwards to read.

Translator: Alan R. Clarke

Published: 1988 in Portuguese; 1993 in English

Genre: inspirational fiction

Length: 167 pages

Setting: starting in Andalusia and traveling to Egypt, present day Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The local library started a book club for teens and tweens that reads a book and then watches the movie. For December, this was the chosen book. I decided to read it to the kids. We also watched the The Muppet Christmas Carol as part of the book club experience.

Subtitle: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

Published: 1843 (so you can get it for free at Gutenberg.org if you want – that’s how we read it)

Genre: a ghost story

Length: 104 pages

Setting: London, 1840s Continue reading

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The Burning by J.P. Seewald

This is a new publication (it comes out today!) from Annorlunda Books, a small press publisher. I received a free copy of the story to review, but my comments are my own opinion.

Published: 2017

Genre: short fiction

Length: 136 pages

Setting: a fictional version of Centralia, Pennsylvania, 1975 Continue reading

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

This is a classic science fiction story that is referenced on a regular basis. I had never read it and decided to rectify that hole in my reading list.

Published: 1953 originally. My edition had end notes from 1979 and 1982 as well

Genre: science fiction dystopia

Length: 179 pages

Setting: an American city sometime in an alternate future Continue reading

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