Monthly Archives: November 2008

The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman

The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman This was a fun, quick read. The story was kind of an adventure mystery story revolving around a teenaged girl named Sally Lockhart and her mysterious past. Unfortunately, I had already seen … Continue reading

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proper etiquette

This quote from The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman made me laugh: “…Mrs. Holland had a visit from Mr. Selby. This was quite unexpected; she hardly knew the etiquette for the polite reception of a blackmail victim, but … Continue reading

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Funny comic

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares rating: 4 of 5 starsI am surprised to admit that I really liked this book. I thought it was going to be stupid, filled with fake, boy-crazy, fashion-crazy teenagers, but this … Continue reading

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More reasons not to judge a book by its cover…

As read about in the Boston Globe Magazine’s Brainiac section: Apparently Bookninja.com held a book rebranding contest last month in which they asked readers to design new book covers for serious novels. The results are pretty amusing.

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