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Are We There Yet? by Nina Laden
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The Easter Bunny's Assistant by Jan Thomas
Egg by Kevin Henkes
Fish Girl by Donna Jo Napoli and David Wiesner
The Ghost of Graylock by Dan Poblocki
The Great American Dust Bowl by Don Brown
The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
Over Easy by Mimi Pond
The 65-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
Kitchener Waterloo: A Guidebook from Memory edited by Robert Motum
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
My Pet Human by Yasmine Surovec
Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion
The Readaholics and the Gothic Gala by Laura DiSilverio
Smoky Night by Eve Bunting
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea by Robert Burleigh
Star Scouts by Mike Lawrence
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Traveling Light by Lynne Branard
The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh
Vampires on the Run by C.M. Surrisi
XVI by Julia Karr

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 3)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 10)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 17)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 24)
March 2017 Inclusive Reading Report
March 2017 ROOB and News
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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



The 65-Storey Treehouse: 04/03/17

The 65-Storey Treehouse by by Andy Griffiths

You will notice that I've added the e back into the titles. First and foremost, these are the original titles. Second, the United States publisher is incredibly slow at importing them and then has the audacity to Americanize all the English, as if "wheelie-bin" would somehow be baffling or offensive to American eyes. So now I've taken to importing the books to read as they are released (much to the amusement of a certain bookseller in Sydney).

I also happen to like the notion of story and storey being two different words (one about narrative, the other architectural). Should we ever succeed in making our Canada move (currently on hold), my later reviews will also reflect that in how I spell words. I'm not, however, planning to change older posts.

The 65-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton involves travel through time in a wheelie bin (I'm assuming a blue one, as time travel devices have been blue since the Doctor's TARDIS got stuck as a police box). Andy and Terry want to go back to have enough time to get their treehouse up to code.

Caveman Jones

Instead they end up traveling through time in chunks of 65. They go back to the time of the Bignoseasaurus. They go back to see cavemen (including a cave man Chuck Jones)

This book is chock full of scifi jokes and references to tv shows and movies. Besides the scifi fun, each page is also running a breaking news ticker related to what's happening in the book. Some of the commentary down there is especially silly.

Five stars

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