Category Archives: 48 hour reading challenge 2009

The Beef Princess of Practical County by Michelle Houts

Libby Ryan lives 14-1/2 miles from Nowhere–Nowhere, IN. Her family owns Ryansmeade, a cattle farm. Libby is getting ready for her FFA (Future Farmers of America) project–raising a calf to show in the next Practical County Fair. Libby takes this … Continue reading

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Final Stats

Hours in challenge so far: 25.25 Books Read:5 Pages Read:~1536 Blog posts: 14 Reviews: five, two pending  I just finished The Beef Princess of Practical County by Mihelle Houts but I’m beat and I’m takig my husband to dinner, he’s … Continue reading

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Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

The first tale I ever memorized was East o’ the Sun, West o’ the Moon from the Asbjornsens.  I learned it to tell a class in library school. It’s been a long time since I actually told the tale, but it’s … Continue reading

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In the last 24 Hours

Some statistics: Hours in challenge so far: 24 Hours Read: 13.75 Books Read: four Blog posts: 9 I realize now that this is too many. Rookie mistake. Reviews: four, although I’ll need to go back and tweak some.  For some … Continue reading

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Jane in Bloom by Deborah Lytton

On Jane Holden’s twelfth birthday, she is expecting to get a digital camera and to finally get her ears pierced; instead Lizzie, her sister, is admitted to the hospital suffering from anorexia.  Breathe in, breathe out.  Breathe in love, breathe … Continue reading

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The Locked Garden by Gloria Whelan

In 1900, Verna and Carlie move to the Traverse City (MI) State Hospital with their father and Aunt Maude. The girls’ mother has died and stern Aunt Maude is along to help raise them. Verna’s father is a psychiatrist in … Continue reading

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The Teashop Girls by Laura Schaefer

Genna, Zoe and Annie have been best friends since third grade when they created the Tea Shop Girls. Annie’s grandmother, Louisa owns the Steeping Leaf in Madison Wisconsin but a Starbucks-like coffee shop opened up across the street. It’s hard … Continue reading

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