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Reviews
A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld
Big & Little Questions (According to Wren Jo Byrd) by Julie Bowe
Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis
Black Cats and Evil Eyes: A Book of Old-Fashioned Superstitions by Chloe Rhodes
Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova
Cat Got Your Diamonds by Julie Chase
Classified as Murder by Miranda James
The Clue at Black Creek Farm by Carolyn Keene
Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien
Espresso Shot by Cleo Coyle
Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles by Mark Russell and Mike Feehan
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter
Giant Days: Extra Credit by John Allison
The Great Shelby Holmes and the Coldest Case by Elizabeth Eulberg
The Ice Witch by Joel Ross
It All Comes Down to This by Karen English
Kraken by Wendy Williams
The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part One by Michael Dante DiMartino and Irene Koh
Lost and Fondue by Avery Aames
Mabel Jones and the Forbidden City by Will Mabbitt and Ross Collins
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya
Midnight Without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson
The Million by Karl Schroeder
Monoceros by Suzette Mayr
Paradox in Oz by Edward Einhorn and Eric Shanower
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Restart by Gordon Korman
Running With Lions by Julian Winters
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
Weather or Not by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins
The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige

Miscellaneous
Cybils Update (October 16)
Cybils Update (October 23)
Cybils Update (October 30)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 01)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 08)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 15)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 22)
September 2018 Sources
September 2018 Summary

Road Essays
FFCC99: Orphan Uhoria Labyrinth
FFCC33: Orphan Uhoria Blue Highway: A comparison of The Sentinel and Three-Quarters Dead
FFCC00: Orphan Uhoria Interstate: The Polar Express, Waiting for Augusta, and Winterhouse
FF99FF: Orphan wildlands cornfield
Road Narrative Update for September 2018

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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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Cybils Update (October 23): 10/23/18

Cybils update

The author publisher nomination period will be ending soon. In the meantime I am keeping busy with reading the books I have and to check out as many as I can from my local library. In November publisher copies will start arriving from those that aren't readily available.

The Numbers:

  • Nominations so far: 123 nominations.
  • Read: 15
  • Currently reading: 4
  • On hand: 26

What I've read:

Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

  • The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty; personal collection
  • My brigadista year by Katherine Paterson; library book
  • Just like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard; library book
  • 24 Hours in Nowhere by Dusti Bowling' personal collection
  • Captain Superlative by J.S. Puller; library book

Currently reading:

Louisiana's Way Home No Fixed Address

  • Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo; personal collection
  • No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen; personal collection
  • The Mystery of the Missing Mask by M.A. Wilson' personal collection
  • Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender; personal collection

What's on hand:

  • Takedown by Laura Shovan; library book
  • Chasing Helicity by Ginger Zee; library book
  • Harbor me by Jacqueline Woodson; library book
  • Al Capone throws me a curve by Gennifer Choldenko; library book
  • The rhino in right field by Stacy DeKeyser; library book
  • The Mad Wolf's daughter by Diane Magras; library book
  • Like Vanessa by Tami Charles; library book
  • Class action by by Steven B. Frank; library book
  • Wonderland by Barbara O'Connor; library book
  • The Button War by Avi; library book
  • Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech; library book
  • Smack dab in the middle of maybe by Jo Watson Hackl; library book
  • Wild Blues by Beth Kephart; personal collection
  • Soof by Sarah Weeks; personal collection
  • So Done by Paula Chase; personal collection
  • Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin; personal collection
  • The Law of Finders Keepers by Sheila Turnage; personal collection
  • The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall; personal collection
  • The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave; personal collection
  • Amal unbound by Aisha Saeed
  • Boy bites bug by Rebecca Petruck
  • Escape from Aleppo by N.H. Senzai
  • The Parker inheritanc Varian Johnson
  • There's no base like home by Jessica Mendoza and Alana Mendoza Dusan and Ruth McNally (illustrations)
  • The Bigfoot Files by Linday Eager; personal collection

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