Tag: A Long Way From Chicago

The June Wrap Up:  With Movies, MasterClass, & SO MANY BOOKS

The June Wrap Up: With Movies, MasterClass, & SO MANY BOOKS

Posted July 1, 2019 in Checking In // 5 Comments

Happy July everyone! This month reminds me of picnics and spending summers at the lake by my family.  We didn’t have a lake house or anything, but there was a really nice beach in bicycling distance and there were some summers when we were there every day. Ah, life was so much simpler when I was twelve. Intense haul this month, mostly due to BookCon on June 1st, and a whole lot of ARCs?  Seriously, y’all are going to be drowning in book reviews in September because most of these books are published in September/October.  I’m both sorry for the […]

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A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck

A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck

Posted December 7, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments

  Joey and Mary Alice are being shipped off to their grandmother’s house. Every year during summer break, Joey and his little sister Mary Alice are packed off and set on a train to go visit their grandmother.  She lives in a small town a good ways off from the wild Chicago life that the kids are used to, and so it takes them a little while to adjust.  Every year, though, is a new adventure. From dead bodies to the oldest living settler, every summer is filled with surprises for the kids, who never quite know what their grandmother […]

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October Wrap-Up

October Wrap-Up

Posted October 30, 2017 in Checking In // 11 Comments

Well my dears, it’s here! October has packed her bags and gotten away from me again.  Every year I feel like I’m chasing the autumnal delights of this month, and I just can’t keep up with it!  It’s my favorite time of year, but it’s also one of the busiest times of year, and it just slips away.  I come out at the end panting like it’s been a marathon but the loot was well worth it!  The leaves are off the trees, the air is getting crisp… winter is just around the corner. This Month’s Haul Well this month was actually […]

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