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WanderingBookaneer
The Mountain Between Us | Charles Martin
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There are two books that helped me lose myself in the aftermath of Hurricane María; this #KindleDailyDeal , which reads like an action-packed Nicholas Sparks novel, was one of them.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0036S4CPW/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1575972860&...

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Redheadrambles
The Innocents | Michael Crummey
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The story of two orphaned siblings fighting for survival on the wild coast of Newfoundland. The plot is secondary to the 'extraordinary' relationship that develops between brother and sister.
Crummey writes beautifully of landscape, conveying in an economical and yet poetic style, the vastness and the drama of the local coastline.
A surprisingly terse ending is the only dent to an otherwise fascinating survival / coming-of-age story.

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Eggs
Alive | Piers Paul Read
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1️⃣ tagged!
2️⃣ Snow Queen-adapted/illustrated by Mary Engelbreit (Hans Christian Andersen)
3️⃣ received my first Christmas cards 🎄🎄

#weekendreads

@rachelsbrittain

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Daisey
I Am Still Alive | Kate Marshall
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#BookReport
Last week‘s reading did not go as planned, but I enjoyed it. I finished 2 in progress books and 2 random books to discuss with students. I also tried and returned Trick Mirror, just not in the mood for essays at the moment.

#CurrentlyReading
📖 Still slowly making my way through I Am Still Alive
📖 Switched to The Annotated Hobbit for #FellowshipofTolkien
🎧 Started The Black Dahlia

#WeeklyForecast
Continue & more #MiddleGrade

Cinfhen Awesome graphics 😉🥳 2d
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GlitterGirl
Mud, Sweat and Tears | Bear Grylls
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Is this not just the perfect mug to start a new book with?
The perfect mug with the perfect snack: Ice-Cream!!!
Why? Because it is high summer in South Africa! ☀️🔥🍦

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readtheworld
Ruthless River | Holly Conklin FitzGerald
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This was fantastic on audio. Thrilling and tragic, Ruthless River tells the true story of a young couple who set out on an adventurous honeymoon and end up stranded in a flooded offshoot of the Madre de Dios River in the Bolivian Amazon.

#audiobook #nonfiction #audio #libby #lovedit

dragondrool I started reading this last summer, but set it down when we picked a new book for our real-time book club. I need to get back to it and finish it up. I think I'm halfway. I was enjoying it. 3d
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Daisey
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Mehso-so

This was an interesting survival story written for younger readers, but somehow it was just not as compelling to me as some others that I‘ve read. It has seemed to be a bit easier of a sell to some middle school students, so I‘m hoping I can use it to introduce them to other similar stories as well.

#nonfiction #MsDsLibrary

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VeryLazyDaisy
Ashfall | Mike Mullin
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I could not put this book down! I read the first half in one sitting, and finished the rest in another. I love volcanoes so maybe this is just super in my wheelhouse. It‘s action packed, nonstop, yet tender and sweet too. It‘s everything I want in a post apocalyptic story! Highly recommend

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em_lemo
Night of the Howling Dogs | Graham Salisbury
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This book falls under the category of contemporary realistic fiction and was published in the year of 2007. The book goes through a time of camping with a boy Dylan and his scout troop. The story proceeds with the camping taking place in Hawaii at a place called Halape. The weekend is great aside from there being a boy that most do not get along with.
During their time, an earthquake hits, rocks fall, and the boys have to put aside differences.

em_lemo The book is well thought out and is constantly filled with suspense. Throughout the book one is introduced to new trials that they must overcome together in order to complete/continue their rescue mission. One of my favorite sayings throughout this book is,
“I was used to lifting because we were working out with a weight set in my garage, trying to bulk up for high school football.“
This shows some of the things that he will need to use at camp.
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agreco1925
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen

“All of flying is easy. Just takes learning. Like everything else. Like everything else.“