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Novels about people who love books


Seemingly by chance, I have been reading a succession of books about people who love books. The first one was suggested by a co-worker when we found we both liked Umberto Eco (author of The Name of the Rose). This book … Continue reading

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Saffy’s Angel, by Hilary McKay


This is a lovely, engaging story that will appeal to girls. 13 year old Saffy lives in a household of artists with her disorganized but talented mother Eva, her teenage sister Caddy,  her brother Indigo, and her other little sister … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Secret, by Elise Broach


I didn’t like the cover picture for Shakespeare’s Secret. The children look sly and somewhat mean. I quickly got into the story and then had to read it just about non stop. I think boys or girls would enjoy the … Continue reading

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The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho


I read a review on this book somewhere and put it on my “To Read” list. I didn’t realize that it had been an international best seller and that Coelho is probably the most read Latin American author after Gabriela … Continue reading

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Wolf Brother, by Michelle Paver


TJhis the first in Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, followed by Spirit Walker. The author did a great job of archaeological research and talked with experts who could give her tips on survival techniques, uses of native plants, hunting, and … Continue reading

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