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Publication Day: Straw Into Gold

Happy Publication Day to Straw Into Gold by Hilary McKay and illustrated by Sarah Gibb! Its call number can officially be found in library catalogs everywhere, meaning you can grab your own copy starting today.

My Review | Author’s Website | Illustrator’s Website | Goodreads

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Give Thanks for All the Great Reads

Last month, I was tagged by the wonderful Mackey over at MacsBooks to showcase some of the books I’m thankful for this year. It’s a new tag created by Abbey from Three Cats and a Book just in time for Thanksgiving.

I’m more than a little behind.

So, for my sake, let’s pretend it’s still Thanksgiving. It’s never out of season to give thanks, right? Pop a turkey in the oven, ignore whatever football game is on TV, and curl up with one of these great reads.


You Turkey ~ a book that made you laugh

A Village Affair by Julie Houston is one of the funniest books I’ve read in a long time.


I’m Stuffed ~ a book that completely satisfied you

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield read like a tale woven specifically for me.


Pumpkin Pie ~ the book you are looking forward to reading next

Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts. Historical fiction? The Wizard of Oz? Perfect.


Go Team! ~ a book where you found yourself really cheering for a certain character

Property of the Rebel Librarian by Allison Varnes. Everything was stacked against June Harper and her quest for the freedom to read.


Macy’s Day Parade ~ a book that’s always there waiting on the bookshelf to be read and you know you’ll get to it eventually

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. One day.


Traditions ~ a book you could/do reread every year because it’s so dang good

Wicked by Gregory Maguire. Two Oz-themed books in one list. Scandalous. But this is one of my favorites, and I pick it back up every year.


I’m Thankful For ~ a book that really helped you in life

Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel for so many reasons.