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American Road Narratives: Reimagining Mobility in Literature and Film by Ann Brigham
Author: A True Story by Helen Lester
The Big Roads by Earl Swift
Bull by David Elliott
The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman
Giant Days, Volume 4 by John Allison, Max Sarin, and Whitney Cogar
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Hilda and the Stone Forest by Luke Pearson
I Say Tomato by Katie Wall
Instructions by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess
Jem and the Holograms, Volume 3: Dark Jem by Kelly Thompson
The Long Cosmos by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Mayday by Karen Harrington
The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break by Steven Sherrill
National Audubon Society Guide to Landscape Photography by Tim Fitzharris
Needled to Death by Maggie Sefton
Noragami Volume 03 by Adachitoka
Over the Ocean by Taro Gomi
Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel
Ten Things We Did by Sarah Mlynowski
Tip of the Tongue by Patrick Ness
Tru & Nelle by G. Neri

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 03)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 10)
June 2017 Reading Report June 2017 Reading Sources

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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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Skybreaker: 07/11/17

Skybreaker  by Kenneth Oppel

Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel is the second of the Matt Cruse tween adventure stories. This time Matt and Kate team up with a fortune hunter and a Romani girl to track down the mysterious ghost ship, Hyperion.

In an alternate Earth where pressurized heavier than air flight doesn't exist, the types of altitudes today's passenger planes fly at are impossible. Yet, that is where Hyperion is spotted, floating near the Himalayas.

This book was a perfect combination for me: treasure hunting, haunted house (or air ship), weird dead millionaire, high seas (sky) adventure and kraken (or air jellyfish). Oh, and pirates. There's always pirates.

Five stars

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Comment #1: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 16:18:00

Melwyk

He is classic Canadiana! Glad to hear that you enjoyed this one so much :)



Comment #2: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 23:39:00

Pussreboots

I didn't pick up on him being Canadian when I read Airborn. But the inclusion of Scotiabank in this book was a big clue.