Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Second Summer of the Sisterhood

The second book in the series meets up with the girls a whole year later. Usually with series books there’s an expectation that things pick up where they left off, but Brashares decided to skip the school year in favor … Continue reading

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Winner – Paper Bag Princess

Congratulations to gideonfrog! You’ve won your very own copy of The Paper Bag Princess. I’ll be contacting you shortly.

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

I know that for many summer vacation is already over and the kids are starting back to school.  Some of us though, have one final week left of vacation and I’m planning on clinging to it by reading one of … Continue reading

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Quick Picture Book Pick – Paper Bag Princess – GIVEAWAY

To wrap up our princess theme, I have a special treat for you:  my all time favorite princess picture book, Robert Munsch’s The Paper Bag Princess. It would hard not to love this reversal of your typical damsel in distress … Continue reading

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The Princess Bride

If you haven’t already read or seen The Princess Bride, please do so immediately.  I can wait.  No really, you don’t want me to spoil anything for you.  It’s that good. It’s stay-up-late-reading-under-the-covers-with-a-flashlight good.  It’s answer-uh-huh-to-a-string-of-questions-before-the-person-you’re-talking-to-gets-mad-that-your-attention-is-elsewhere-good.  It’s everyone-on-the-train-is-staring-at-you-because-you-are-laughing-out-loud good.  It’s … Continue reading

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The Princess and Curdie

Folks, sometimes I read a book just so you don’t have to.  It was an absolute slog trying to get through this sequel to The Princess and the Goblin.  MacDonald, a minister, is clearly on a moralizing tear.  There are … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Goblin

I remember reading and loving this as a child, but I’m fairly astonished by that.  The vocabulary in this book is killer.  MacDonald himself says that he does not write for children, but rather the childlike and he is not … Continue reading

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Princess Academy

Shannon Hale has to be one of my favorite YA authors. And yes, I realize that her books are shelved in Children’s in most libraries, but Princess Academy is more appropriate for younger children than much of her work. Please … Continue reading

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The Ordinary Princess

A beautiful princess is born. A fairy casts a spell.  The Ordinary Princess begins exactly as a fairy tale should, but it has a lot more to offer than your ordinary fairy tale.  The princess does not enjoy doing the … Continue reading

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The Princess Diaries

Usually we think of Hollywood as being guilty of smutting things up.  You know, adding something racy or sexy or edgy where it is not needed.  Well let me tell you friends, in the case of the Princess Diaries, Hollywood … Continue reading

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