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Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti by Bailey Cates
Carson Crosses Canada
Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis
It's a Book by Lane Smith
Kleine Katze Chi #1 by Kanata Konami
No Place for Magic by E.D. Baker
Nooks & Crannies by Jessica Lawson
Paper Girls, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan
Road of Her Own: Women's Journeys in the West by Marlene Blessing
A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett
Shopaholic & Sister by Sophie Kinsella
Song of the Lion by Anne Hillerman
There Are No Cats in this Book by Viviane Schwarz
This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Winnebago Graveyard #1 by Steve Niles
Winnebago Graveyard #2 by Steve Niles
Yours Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick

Miscellaneous
August 2017 Reading Summary
August 2017 Reading Summary
Books on Books
Greenglass House by Kate Milford: A road narrative deconstruction
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (September 04)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (September 11)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (September 18)
The maze isn't for you — except when it is

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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

Reading Challenges

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



It's a Book: 09/01/17

It's a Book by Lane Smith

It's a Book by Lane Smith was first published when my youngest was four. It would have been the perfect book for her back then given her big vocabulary and her insistence on calling things by their proper names.

The book features a conversation between a reader and a personal electronics junky. The monkey just wants to read their book but is interrupted by a curious character who does not get how books work.

The book culminates with a punchline that makes it a fun book for children's librarians to use during story time. It comes up in discussion sometimes over it's ending with anyone wondering if the book has caused any trouble or garnered any complaints.

See it has a punchline that sounds rude but isn't. Because the character — the curious one — is literally a jackass.

Five stars

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