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url 2014-03-16 18:37
Tove Jansson Centenary
Comet In Moominland - Tove Jansson,Elizabeth Portch
Finn Family Moomintroll - Tove Jansson

Sorry, Tuukka Rask, but you will alway be in second place in my top ten favourite Finns list, behind Tove Jansson, author of the magical books about the Moomins which were such an important part of my childhood, and which I still read as an adult when I need a comfort read.  


If you haven't read these before, you are in for a treat. They are whimsical without being saccharine. And they can be quite dark and introspective too. 


The characters are wonderful. I never really warmed to the Snork Maiden; she was always a bit too fixated on her hair and appearance. Little My was more my type, though I think I do have a tendency to turn into the Groke at times. 

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url 2013-10-12 23:51
An invitation to a Louisa May Alcott read-along
Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father - John Matteson
Little Women: (Classics Deluxe Edition) (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio) - Louisa May Alcott
Eight Cousins (Puffin Classics) - Louisa May Alcott
Rose in Bloom - Louisa May Alcott
Work: A Story of Experience (Penguin Classics) - Louisa May Alcott
Woman in the Nineteenth Century (Norton Critical Editions) - Margaret Fuller

I am part of a private group of friends on GR who read books written by dead authors. A number of us have been planning on reading some of the works of Louisa May Alcott in November. I have created a public group for this event, and thought I would extend the invitation here, as well.


I will be reading the books listed above, and discussing them there.


Alcott was part of the American transcendentalist movement, along with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, the Peabody sisters, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Bronson Alcott, and Henry David Thoreau. Anything written by or about any of those writers would also be excellent fodder for discussion in the Alcott event!


Please join us, even if all you want to do is talk about how much you loathe Ms. Alcott and her books. All opinions are welcome.


The title of the post will link you to the GR group.

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url 2013-08-06 18:40
My Ultimate Sequel Wishlist
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell
Looking for Alaska - John Green
The Thief Lord - Cornelia Funke
Beauty Queens - Libba Bray
Guitar Girl - Sarra Manning
I Am the Cheese - Robert Cormier
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks -
Every Day - David Levithan
Wanderlove - Kirsten Hubbard

If only these sequels actually existed...

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