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Accidental Time Traveller by Janis Mackay
The Big Wander by Will Hobbs
The Black Circle by Patrick Carman
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
Canadian Cinema Since the 1980s: At the Heart of the World by David L. Pike
The Canary Trainer by Nicholas Meyer
Changeless by Gail Carriger
Escape from Bridezilla by Jacqueline deMontravel
The First Eagle by Tony Hillerman
Fletcher and Zenobia by Edward Gorey
Garment of Shadows by Laurie R. King
The Great Desert Race by Betty Baker
Great House by Nicole Krauss
Her Permanent Record by Jimmy Gownley
Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters
The Main Corpse by Diane Mott Davidson
Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale
My Invisible Boyfriend by Susie Day
Odd Duck by Cecil Castellucci
Ottoline At Sea by Chris Riddell
Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
The Rules by Stacey Kade
The Secret of the Stone Frog by David Nytra
Skywalkers: Mohawk Ironworkers Build the City by David Weitzman
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Someday by Charlotte Zolotow
Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley
The Twelve Bots of Christmas by Nathan Hale
Who's Seen the Scissors by Fernando Krahn
Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded by John Scalzi

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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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Ottoline At Sea: 06/05/13

cover artOttoline At Sea by Chris Riddell is the third of the Ottoline books. As of writing this review, it's also the last of the books. To fully appreciate the story, one needs a pair of bog goggles to follow Mr. Munroe as he heads back to the Norway bogs.

Ottoline and Mr. Munroe are once again home alone. Munroe, though, for reasons not made immediately apparent (to Ottoline, at least), gets the urge to go home. It all starts when he puts on a pair of newly delivered bog googles. Ottoline, worried for her friend, is hot on the trail with the help of the laundry stealing bear.

The Bog Goggles are special glasses that come in the back of the book. Putting them on reveals hidden artwork — clues that Mr. Munroe is following on his way home. For adult readers, I must recommend, not trying them out while drunk — they don't work. Although if you're drunk enough you'll see the hidden images without them (but won't be able read the text).

Thematically the book reminds me of the wonderful memoir, Attention All Shipping by Charlie Connelly. Maybe it's all the rain and boggy goodness.

Five stars

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