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If Wishes Were Streetcars

The Wish Express, by Ruth Plumly Thompson – This could essentially be considered the author’s first book, although it wasn’t published in that form during her lifetime. Before she took over the Oz series from L. Frank Baum, she serialized … Continue reading

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Snally Boy

I noticed that one of the other monsters described in William Cox’s Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods, the same book as the Squonk, is the Snoligoster. (WARNING: The passage is pretty racist.) That’s a name I thought I knew, but … Continue reading

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Scrooge’s Early Years

The Life and Times of $crooge McDuck, Volume One, by Don Rosa – I would like to have reviewed both volumes of this together, but it looks like the library system only has the first one, so I don’t know … Continue reading

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Pain in the Assassin

Assassination Vacation, by Sarah Vowell – In this book, Vowell recounts her travels to places associated with the assassinations of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley. (While the Kennedy assassination is mentioned a few times, and Vowell points out in the … Continue reading

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