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Throwing the Books at You

The Last Adventure of Constance Verity, by A. Lee Martinez – I haven’t read all of Martinez’ books, but I believe each one takes place in a different universe, at least as far as we know. He definitely has a … Continue reading

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You’re a Crook, Captain Hook

The Annotated Peter Pan – I had read the book before without the annotations, but apparently didn’t have much to say about it. The annotated version, with notes by Maria Tatar, gives more details on how James Barrie developed the … Continue reading

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And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Breadcrumbs

Let’s see. How about Hansel and Gretel for a fairy tale post this week? This story is best known from the version recorded by the Brothers Grimm, who added a lot of the elements we now associate with the tale. … Continue reading

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Rackham Up

I have to wonder why it’s generally only children’s fiction that has illustrations these days. I guess that’s part of why books marketed for younger audiences are often more impressive as far as appearance goes. Sure, there are plenty of … Continue reading

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