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Emma is about a young woman, Emma Woodhouse, who enjoys matchmaking for her friends, but never for herself. She insists she will never marry, which pleases her widowed father, but when a Mr. Frank Churchill comes to town, her feelings begin to change.


Death Comes for the Archbishop

This book beautifully describes Indian traditions and the scenery of New Mexico. The book's style is "epistolic," meaning that it does not always go from one event to another; it often skips months of the characters' lives at a time. That style annoyed me at first, but this book was so beautifully written that I… Continue reading Death Comes for the Archbishop

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Jack Blank Adventure, #1: The Accidental Hero

The Accidental Hero: Jack Blank Adventure, #1 by Matt Myklusch My stars: 4 My Rating: PG (for some violence) The author drew this. I liked it, so I thought I'd share it here. Alternate coverAlternate cover For more photos, you can check out Mr. Myklusch's Facebook: Jack Blank sketches Plot: Jack Blank, a bullied orphan… Continue reading Jack Blank Adventure, #1: The Accidental Hero

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The Blackthorn Key Series

The Blackthorn Key Series by Kevin Sands My Stars: 6 of 5!! I LOVEEEEEE this book series!! I have yet to read Call of the Wraith, but I am sure it's great!!! Christopher is Apothecary Benedict Blackthorn's apprentice. Life is busy and exciting, but becomes even more so when members of the apothecary guild are… Continue reading The Blackthorn Key Series


Upside Down Magic

Upside Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins My stars: 4 Nory Horace, age 9, is excited-but extremely nervous- to try out for the extremely prestegious magic school, where her father is the headmaster. There is one problem though: Nory, a shape-shifter (known as a Fluxer), can't hold one animal for long.… Continue reading Upside Down Magic

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Dragonshadow (Heartstone #2)

Aliza is settling into life as a Daired when a request arrives for her husband Alistair to investigate a monster that no one has seen, but all have seen the effects of: dead creatures, with their heartstones torn out. Not to be left out, Aliza insists on coming, but she finds things she'd rather not see, including someone long thought dead. And what is with the strange metal box? What is Lord Selwyn hiding? And is...Aliza pregnant?

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On the Run Series by Gordon Korman

Aidan and Meg Falconer are in a juvenile correction facility because their parents are convicted traitors. The children are convinced their parents were convicted wrongly, and so while an accidental fire is burning down the facility, Aidan and Meg escape, knowing that they are their parents only hope. But while they are after clues to… Continue reading On the Run Series by Gordon Korman

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Mara, Daughter of the Nile

Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw My stars: 5! Recommended for 6th Grade and Up! My Review: Ingredients: 1 scoop of Egypt 1 part of royalty 2 parts mystery And a dash of romance... Mix together and you get.... MARA, DAUGHTER OF THE NILE by Eloise Jarvis McGraw. I really love this… Continue reading Mara, Daughter of the Nile

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The Wizards of Once

The Wizards of Once, by Cressida Cowell (also the author of How to Train Your Dragon My Stars: 5 Xar the magic-less wizard has set get magic for himself, because, as son of the Great Enchanter, he should have gained his magic powers by now. Unfortunately, he winds up with some deadly witch-blood on him and an enemy warrior… Continue reading The Wizards of Once

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Angela’s Christmas (Netflix)

I agree with this blogger’s review. It is a good show especially for younger children. Thank you Rachael at for reviewing this short movie!


AngelasChristmas.jpgAngela’s Christmas is a cute Christmas story geared towards young children and based off of a book called Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt. The movie tells the story of Angela who notices that the Baby Jesus in the manger has no clothes. Concerned he is cold, she steals him in an attempt warm him up.

While the movie is geared towards children, adults will enjoy watching the show with their child/children as Angela’s genuine sincerity as she tries to warm Baby Jesus will put a smile on your face. I will be putting it on my “favorites” list for those with young children.

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