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An Acquaintance with Darkness by Ann Rinaldi
Animal Kisses by Barney Saltzberg
The Bunnies' Counting Book by Elizabeth B. Rogers
California Girl by T. Jefferson Parker
Daddy and Me by Neil Ricklen
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems
Encyclopedia Brown Finds the Clues by Donald Sobol
Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace by Donald Sobol
Encyclopedia Brown Strikes Again by Donald Sobol
The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey
The Little Green Caterpillar by Yvonne Hooker
Little Lost Puppy by Margaret Glover Otto
Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare
Mouse Tales by Arnold Lobel
My Little Opposites Book by Bob Staake
Number 9 by Wallace Wadsworth
On the Night of the Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt
Picture Me Colors by Deborah D'Andrea and Kaycee Hoffman
Picture Me Numbers by Deborah D'Andrea and Kaycee Hoffman
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems
Pokémon 2000 by Tracey West
Russell and the Lost Treasure by Rob Scotton
Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton
Slide 'N' Seek Shapes by Chuck Murphy
The Spider King by Lawrence Schoonover
The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
The Straw Men by Michael Marshall
The Tokaido Road by Lucia St Clair Robson
The Top of the World by Ethel M. Dell
Watch Me Grow Kitten by DK Books

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On the Night of the Seventh MoonOn the Night of the Seventh Moon: 12/25/06

Victoria Holt mixes German fairy tales and Norse mythology to create this romantic suspense story. A young woman who believes in the magic of the Brothers Grimm stories comes face to face with a stronger magic, that of Loki. Has she met and married her true love or was it all a drug induced dream to cover a much darker and savage event?

Anyone familiar with the classic shell game will be able to predict the major plot points in On the Night of the Seventh Moon. While such an obvious plot may ruin things for some books, Holt is a good enough story teller to be consistently entertaining. There is nothing taxing to reading this mystery and yet the twists and turns are still satisfying.

Gratitude #25: Having Fun

I am thankful that tonight's Christmas celebration went well. Sean and Harriet were delightful and Harriet managed to stay awake long enough to meet her great-grandfather Eddie and give him a few of her charming smiles. She also managed to open most of her presents with help from Sean and Mom. Of the ones she's opened so far the chew rings that Ian picked out for her are her favorite. She cooed with delight when Sean opened the gift for her.

Sean's favorite gift is clearly the owl back pack that Mom got for him. It's a blue backpack with the pack part being shaped and decorated like an owl. It reminds me a bit of my "Night Owl" piece from 2001. Sean spent most of the rest of his evening awake wearing the pack. He even wanted wear it during dinner. He's thrilled to finally have a pack of his own as so many of the preschoolers have packs that they take to school (mostly for fashion and not so much for taking home books).

My favorite gift is probably the first season set of DVDs of Magnum P.I. from my brother. Ian and I are watching the pilot as I update this blog.


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