Monthly Archives: January 2016

Young Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore


http://www.amazon.com/dp/1400096138/ref=asc_df_14000961384106344?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=shopzilla0d-20&ascsubtag=shopzilla_rev_436-20;14536635924970750080910060301008005&linkCode=df0&creative=395093&creativeASIN=1400096138 Very interesting read. I read it because 1) it is written by a British cousin on my son’s dad’s side of the family, 2) it caught my eye in the New Books section of my Public Library, and 3) … Continue reading

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer


OK, first spoiler, there is no scarlet slipper I could find anywhere in the book. However the artificial foot does come into play several times. With the former Chinese obsession for tiny bound feet, the author has thrown in an … Continue reading

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Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt


http://www.amazon.com/Keturah-Lord-Death-Martine-Leavitt/dp/1590789490 I was drawn to this book because I have a student with a lovely spirit named Keturah. Her name comes from the Old Testament. She wanted me to find a book about her biblical character which I was unable … Continue reading

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