Monthly Archives: May 2011

Coming Soon…June!

May has a been a bit quiet over here, mainly because I was busy packing up everything I own and moving across state lines.  Now that I am safely established in my new home, have unpacked the books I actually … Continue reading

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Pantaloon by Kathryn Jackson The original version is linked on the left. The shiny new reissue is linked on the right.   Source of Miscellany: A gift from my nostalgic mother.  She fondly remembered this story of a poodle turned … Continue reading

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The Quail Club

Source of Miscellany: My drafts file.  I wrote this up shortly after I wrote up The Gold-Threaded Dress but never got a chance to post it. Why this book? I am teaching The Gold-Thread Dress as part of my immigration … Continue reading

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Alligators All Around

Alligators All Around by Maurice Sendak Source of Miscellany: I used to live around the corner from this rather fabulous museum, the Rosenbach.  They house a collection of rare books and manuscripts as well as antiques, silver, drawings and prints.  … Continue reading

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The 13 Clocks

The 13 Clocks by James Thurber Source of Miscellany: This was a gift from my twelfth grade English teacher, who has known me since I was two.  As you can imagine there are pros and cons to this situation.  On … Continue reading

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Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters

Confessions Of The Sullivan Sisters by Natalie Standiford Source of Miscellany: I checked this out of the library after seeing it reviewed on another blog.  I’m so sorry fellow blogger that I can’t remember which one you are! Why this … Continue reading

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Happy Little Family

Happy Little Family by Rebecca Caudill Source of Miscellany: This is one I’ve owned for years.  I think I bought it for myself after liking it as a child.  It was unavailable for awhile, but now appears to be readily … Continue reading

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May Miscellany

Various things are afoot that have led me to the conclusion that May will be a mish-mosh, a mixed up month, thoroughly without theme.  Unless you count mostly-things-I-own-plus-a-few-final-library-books-and-oh-yeah-maybe-some-reviews-I’ve-had-ready as a theme.  So pop in often.  You never know what you’re … Continue reading

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