Month: October 2014

October 27th

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

Memory is a tricky thing. Here I am bragging that I have every book that I have ever read stored somewhere in my memory banks, and I can’t even remember important life events. In fact, there’s a lot that I wish I could remember that I can’t. For instance, last Thursday I was poking around in one of the closets in the hallway on the second floor, when I discovered something else about my past […]

October 20th

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

Friday was the third anniversary of my mother’s death. The only reason that I know this is because my father set a white candle out in the kitchen. Apparently, it is a Jewish tradition to light a candle and let it burn for twenty-four hours in memory of a family member on the anniversary of her death. And, even though my father never talks about my mother (or her death), and even though he is […]

October 13th

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

I don’t know exactly how old I was when I started to read, but I do know that my passion for books began long before my mother died. Until she got too sick to get out of bed anymore, we always made a weekly trip to the library to check out new stories to read. One time, the librarian in charge of the children’s department told my mother that she felt that I had already […]

October 6th

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Young Adult Fiction

  I love to read. Give me a book – any book – and I will devour it. Television is fun to watch in the afternoons, the internet is an infinite information resource, and movies can be absolutely magical, but there isĀ nothingĀ in this world that rivals the pleasure that I get from reading a book. I love the fact that I can be squeezed between two friends on the school bus, sitting in a noisy […]