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The Arcanum by Thomas Wheeler
Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? by Louise Rennison
Athena by George O'Connor
Bagelmania by Mountain Lion Books
Bird by Zetta Elliott
Busy Woman Seeks Wife by Annie Sanders
The Clock Without a Face by Gus Twintig
The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli
Doctor Who: The Ripper by Tony Lee
Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass
Fullmetal Alchemist 11 by Hiromu Arakawa
Going Around the Sun by Marianne Berkes
How to Survive a Killer Seance by Penny Warner
Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford
Once Upon a Starry Night by Jacqueline Mitton
The Pepins and Their Problems by Polly Horvath
Pieces for the Left Hand by J. Robert Lennon
Pining to Be Human by Richard Bowes
Polar Bear Night by Lauren Thompson
Pride and Prejudice (audio) by Jane Austen
Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
Slog's Dad by David Almond and Dave McKean
"Stand Back," Said the Elephant, "I'm Going to Sneeze!" by Patricia Thomas
Steinbeck's Ghost by Lewis Buzbee
Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh by R.L. LaFevers
The Train by Georges Simenon
Twin Spica 03 by Kou Yaginuma
Under the Night Sky by Amy Lundebrek
The Writing Circle by Corinne Demas
xxxHolic 05 by CLAMP

Misc
Mount TBR 2012 What are you reading? (November 07)
What are you reading? (November 14)
What are you reading? (November 21)
What are you reading? (November 28)

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Are these my Basoomas I See Before Me? 11/10/11

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One of the very first books I read as a new member of BookCrossing was Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, the first in what became a ten book YA chicklit series by Louise Rennison. Although the cover was bright green and bizarre — the sort of cover that gets noticed when the book is read in public — I fell madly in love with the protagonist, Georgia Nicolson and all her wacky friends.

I read through all the books as quickly as I could and even had family bring me copies from Britain. I eventually caught up with the series and was able to purchase the newest books. Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? is the last of the series. While I'm sad to see it end, I can see that it was time. Georgia had grown as a character and keeping these silly journals wouldn't read as genuine if she had gotten much older.

Georgia has settled in as Masimo's girlfriend only to have Dave the Laugh vie for her attention. She also has the mini-Georgias following her for advice and it's mostly through them that she comes to realize how much she's grown since she started keeping a journal.

What finishing the series has made me realize is that I want to start all over again. I want to re-read them all and do proper reviews on the books I missed reviewing on my blog.

Five stars.

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