Graphic Novel Review: Serenity #4 Leaves on the Wind with script by Zack Whedon

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Leaves on the Wind is the fourth Serenity graphic novel.  Leaves is set shortly after the events of the movie Serenity, and continues the story.  This is what sets it apart from the previous graphic novels.  As such, Leaves does include spoilers if you haven’t watched the movie and the single season of Firefly, so I’ll keep my summary brief to minimize the risk of spoilers here.

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Book Review: The Memory Weaver by Jane Kirkpatrick

memoryweaver_janekirkpatrick_revellThe Memory Weaver is a work of historic fiction based on the life of Eliza Spalding Warren. In it, Eliza tells us of her life starting at age fourteen when she was first approached by Mr. Warren, as she continues to call him even after marriage.   And while this is partly the story of their marriage, it is primarily the story of how past traumatic events affect Eliza as she struggles to deal with the difficult men in her life and the hardships found in the Oregon Territory of the mid to late 1800s.
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Liebster Award

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I’ve seen the Liebster Award circulating a little out in the blog-o-sphere and had two contradictory thoughts: a. no reason anyone would nominate my little book blog and b. if I were to be nominated, I would definitely nominate Connie of OldFolksatHomestead since I really enjoy reading the posts she and her husband make about their daily lives. So, it was a wonderful surprise when Connie nominated me (and a good thing you can reciprocate the nomination)!

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Monthly Recommendations: Books Set in School

Monthly Recommendations is a group on GoodReads (https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/168259-monthly-recommendations) with monthly topics for book recommendations on blogs and BookTube channels. The topic for September is, appropriately, book set in school.

My first thought was a certain series by J.K. Rowlings, but I decided that was a bit too obvious a choice. My second thought was The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald, but my sisters and I read the series in the 1970’s and I can’t recall if it was set in school (though the fourth book is titled The Great Brain at the Academy). So I called on my middle grade niece and nephew for some help, and finally came up with the following list of books for nearly every age: Continue reading