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The Egypt Game
The Egypt Game | Zilpha Keatley Snyder
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The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she’s not sure they have anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt. When they stumble upon a deserted storage yard, Melanie and April decide it’s the perfect spot for the Egypt Game. Before long there are six Egyptians, and they all meet to wear costumes, hold ceremonies, and work on their secret code. Everyone thinks it’s just a game until strange things start happening. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?
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Andrea313
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I really liked this book when I was young, but I haven't read it in decades. I assume it might be kind of problematic today; has anyone read this lately? #WalkLikeAnEgyptian #WanderingJune
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

MarriedtoMrT I think SSR podcast revisited this one. If you‘re not familiar, she and a guest reread then discuss childhood favorites. I didn‘t hear that episode but it might be worth a listen to the before trying the book again! 2mo
Andrea313 @MarriedtoMrT Thank you for the tip! I will definitely listen to that! 2mo
BarbaraBB I‘ve never seen it before! 2mo
LibrarianRyan One of my friends favorite books, and I could never figure out why. I did read it with my kids book club a few years ago. It was great to talk about safety and being safe. the kid telling his group members he couldn't wait to bring a gun to school and scare his teachers and classmates not so fun. I should probably say this was in Highlands Ranch, CO. yes, that library just down the street from both school shootings. 😒 2mo
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ahoffkosik
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When I read The Egypt Game as a kid, I was quickly taken with its creativity and imagination. A few smart, curious girls building their own land of Ancient Egypt in the backyard of a local curio shop? I was SO in. You‘ll have to listen to Episode 43 of my podcast to find out if I was just as taken with this one on the reread. My guest is Andrea Bartz, debut author of The Lost Night! Link in my bio to listen! 🎧

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nosferatoos
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#manicmonday
📚—Egypt Game
👤—Warren Ellis
📽—Easy A
🍽—Eggs Benedict

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monalyisha
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Do I sometimes take completely lame personality quizzes when my attention wavers from the book in my lap? YUP. Am I ashamed? Yeah, kinda. Am I sharing this quiz about mythological creatures anyway? You betcha. (*Link in comments)

I‘m a Sphinx. Not what I expected (I thought I‘d get “mermaid,” based on my affinity for the sea) but there‘s no arguing with this part of the description: “And really, why use one word when you could use ten?” 😂

wanderinglynn I got Siren. 😀 1y
TK-421 I got Siren too 1y
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cobwebmoth I got Centaur. I find this funny, since I am allergic to horses.😄 1y
JessClark78 I got Siren. 1y
monalyisha @cobwebmoth I‘m allergic to cats! 😅 1y
monalyisha @wanderinglynn @TK-421 @JessClark78 I‘m suddenly thankful that Litsy has no audio component. 😉 1y
BookwormAHN I got phoenix 😸 1y
monalyisha @BookwormAHN Rise up! 🔥 1y
wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 No wrecking & sinking the Litsy ship 🚢! 1y
monalyisha @wanderinglynn Ha! I love that! 😍 1y
Clare-Dragonfly Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow! I also got siren. I am very suspicious of the claim on the quiz's front page that only 1% of people get siren. 1y
monalyisha @Clare-Dragonfly Oh, I‘m sure you‘re right to be suspicious! Not exactly a reputable site. Haha. 1y
Clare-Dragonfly It also misspelled Tolkien… 🤔 1y
monalyisha @Clare-Dragonfly 🙄 The worst. 1y
Beachesnbooks I loved the tagged book so much when I was little! 1y
TK-421 I promise I won't sing! Anyway, my singing is more likely to send people running the other direction rather than lure them to their doom! 1y
MeganAnn I got Centaur and Pegasus, but I think the Pegasus description is definitely more accurate! 🦄 Did anyone else get two results? (edited) 1y
RainyDayReading I got Hydra as my main result! Which I‘m okay with being a fearsome monster xD I‘ve always liked Hydras. My secondary was a Centaur. 1y
monalyisha @RainyDayReading That‘s hilarious & I love it! 🐉🐍 1y
shadowspeak17 I got siren. 1y
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Candice28
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I read this book in middle school (on my own, not as a requirement) and I absolutely loved it! For several years I could not find it because I had forgotten the title. A cou]let of months ago I found it in an old bookshop! Super excited! I definitely recommend this book. It's full of exciting adventure. :)

AriThomas I remember reading this in middle school! And Time Cat. Those two were probably my favorite required readings along with The Giver! 2y
Candice28 The Giver is awesome! Never heard of Time Cat. I'll have to check it out. :) 2y
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SaraBeagle
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1. Omaha, NE
2. Oh man, that's tough. Hunger by Roxane Gay
3. The Little Friend by Donna Tartt. My library hold came in today!
4. I loved everything by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, especially The Egypt Game and The Headless Cupid
5. Silence of the Lambs or Fight Club
6. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
#LetsTalkAboutBooksBaby

batsy I love The Egypt Game and I read it as an adult 😄 2y
SaraBeagle @batsy Yes! I read it with my son and still loved it! 2y
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QuoteQueen
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1) probably about 5.5-6yrs. Technically I was reading but books were not of my choosing (textbooks) thus I consider it a "fun-book slump."
2) Finished classes and started interning. All that time I had usually spent reading I could spend on reading what I wanted!
3) No. But if my mood requires a different genre I will switch to something else. Too much on my TBR list to re-read books.

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QuoteQueen 4) Barnes & Noble and Amazon 2y
QuoteQueen 5) I've always been a reader but the first book I remember getting excited about was 2y
QuoteQueen 6) I try not to laugh, but I'll smile 2y
QuoteQueen 7) A feature that compares books you've read with those of another Litten, like in Goodreads. I like being able to easily see what we've enjoyed/read in common. 2y
GypsyKat That's a great answer for 7. I would love that! 2y
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short_soprano
The Egypt Game | Zilpha Keatley Snyder

"The best thing we can do is to make wherever we're lost in look as much like home as we can."

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Kristio
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Reading these days :)

Dweezlepip Oh! The Egypt Game is one of my favorite books from when I was little!!!! I loved anything Egyptian. I used to check it out from the library, but when I worked at Borders, I finally bought my own copy ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️ 2y
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Megnogged
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I cannot believe this little nugget of literary #middlegrade gold eluded my childhood! I thought this was a wonderful story, filled with the adventures of #imagination and even a little neighborhood murder to keep things interesting. I loved how diverse the group of main characters was and this whole book threw me right into a giddy pile of #nostalgia from when I played my own version of an Egypt game!

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Megnogged
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Guyyyyssss....I used to play an "Egypt Game" when I was in grade school with one of my good friends!! I didn't know this book existed until I saw it on a list a couple of years ago and then it popped back up in Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library. I am having so much fun reading about these kids' version of their Egypt game and reminiscing about my own childhood!! ❤️❤️#currentlyreading #childhood #love #nostalgia

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KT_Scarlett
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#riotgrams Day Eleven: Favorite Children's Book. I was obsessed with this book when I was younger. I love Egypt and learning about ancient cultures in general. This book even led to me listening to a college course by Prof. Bob Brier at the age of 11. I read this so much in 3rd grade, that my teacher gave me her classroom copy. (Also, check that diverse group of MC. Pretty good.)

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ThatBookishGal
The Egypt Game | Zilpha Keatley Snyder
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Just read this book with the kiddos at the kids book club I run at the library. Seriously did not like this. I've liked all the books we read so far, except this one. Very boring in my opinion. The kids thought so too.

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TheApesOfWrath
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I love that feeling of recognition when you come across a book you read as a child. Today it was Zilpha Keatley Snyder's THE EGYPT GAME!

kammartinez Loved this book when I read it as a young teenager! Still one of the best books for that age, and maybe a little older and younger I think :). 3y
Imagineannie What a great thing to remember! 3y
words10000 Sounds like a good one to add to the list! 3y
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sitandstayawhile
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"what on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book and a cup of coffee." - anthony trollope

words10000 True. 🌟 3y
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