Photo credit: Liz Carpenter There are additional options besides the Jane Austen favorite, including Alice in Wonderland, illustrated by Andrea D’Aquino, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, illustrated by Yann Legendre, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, illustrated by Olimpia Zagnoli, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, illustrated by Sophia Martineck, and Edgar Allan Poe: Stories & Poems, illustrated by […]

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If you find cover art discussions as fascinating as I do, you’ll love the list of illustrations: it includes details as to why each book was depicted the way it was. What I have never had is a truly beautiful one that is almost a work of art. Thank you for supporting The Deliberate Reader! […]

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Our year’s history selection. “The tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and many around them.” Find the book: Print | Kindle | Nook | Audible | Goodreads And a heads-up: you can get the Audible version for a reduced […]

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He sold enough to earn his way to camp this summer, so that was exciting for him. Milne Here’s a Penny Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. She’s in the tot classes, but still does belt testing – she passed testing in October and now has a yellow stripe belt. I don’t expect them to […]

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Fiction Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger Read for bookclub, and my biggest complaint with it is only that the mystery element took a long time to truly develop, and it was fairly weak. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book II: The Hidden Gallery by Maryrose Wood Apparently, one book in the Incorrigible Children […]

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 Loading InLinkz … One Year in Coal Harbor by Polly Horvath How did I get it: Borrowed it via audio from the library. It’s a fun way to see what others will soon be reading, and get even more ideas of books to add to my “I want to read that!” list. Glass Houses by […]

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A struggling writer must come to grips with her past, present, and future after she discovers that she’s the inspiration for a pseudonymously published bestselling novel. Why Was This Title Selected The year’s mystery selection. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. Introducing November’s Book Club […]

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Bible Explorer’s Guide Looks like the sort of book we all enjoy, and it’s SO HARD for me to resist Bible reference books that I think my kids will like. Life Skills for Kids: Equipping Your Child for the Real World by Christine Field I maybe should have listed this in my usual New on […]

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I was a week out from surgery, and it just seemed like a lot of hassle. We wanted to plan books for next year and not having access to my Goodreads account or other booklists that I have online made that much more difficult! I almost skipped out on it. The food was terrific, and […]

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Belt testing again. Book club – It’s the Jane Eyre flight for my in-person book club and Funny in Farsi in the Facebook group. I have found the BEST bar recipe. G goes for 1st degree decided black belt (!) and H goes for red belt(!) My inlaws wrap up their visit and head back […]

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If those are your preferred mysteries, I think you might enjoy this one as well. Reading it, and then reading the Gretchen Rubin book The Four Tendencies, I wish Bogel’s book had come out later (or Rubin’s earlier), so Bogel could also have included a chapter on the four tendencies – I’d be interested in […]

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The Yes Effect: Accepting God’s Invitation to Transform the World Around You by Luis Bush with Darcy Wiley How did I get it: Sent a pre-release copy. Why did I get it: I love America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks. Kilmeny of the Orchard by L. It’s a fun way to see what others will soon be […]

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More than once with Jasper my editor pointed out I wasn’t allowing him to fully experience emotion. Will has been riding for a while and finally sees a station ahead. For those interested, I’ve called Jasper and the Riddle of Riley’s Mine a two and Blue Birds a three. I’m grateful my editor called me […]

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I couldn’t take back what I’d written. It didn’t take long for me to realize this form did not suit my boy — a kid who didn’t take to schooling was hardly going to express himself with the written word. Form must absolutely serve the story and not the other way around. What do you […]

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This ended up being a last-minute substitution when my original pick turned out to be a novel, based on true events. Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community. […]

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Stacie (Sincerely Stacie) added so many great books to her reading stack in August. That’s a whole lot of reading material for a dollar. Astonishing. I like the main character being an FBI special agent focused on art crimes. It may be a little too suspense/romance focused for me to love, but I’ll try it. […]

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In this case, Bogel is distilling each personality typing system down to a quick summary, with a reference section pointing you to more information on each system. You can get an overview of the personality systems online, but reading about how someone has used that information is much more helpful. In that sense, it reminded […]

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It’s a big reading commitment, that needs focused time to appreciate the depth offered by the novel. Try The Turn of the Screw or We Have Always Lived in the Castle for other classic novels that tilt towards the creepy side. Already read it?Try My Cousin Rachel or Dragonwyck for additional novels with a Gothic […]

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Thank you for supporting The Deliberate Reader! And I know that it’s a developmental stage, and I know that research shows that children who don’t learn how to read until older catch up quickly, and she’s only just 6. She’s reaching for the first reader, Run Bug Run. Homeschooling Update: A Reading Breakthrough! She’s thrilled, […]

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Kent Haruf’s Plainsong had more cover versions than I was expecting. Cover Love: Plainsong September 11, 2017 By Sheila Leave a Comment Book covers fascinate me. This is my favorite cover. The Italian edition looks like it’s for a book set during a drought. Why are some covers kept for various editions and languages? The […]

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