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Green Glass Sea
Green Glass Sea | Ellen Klages
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A heartfelt story of a budding friendship in the thick of the war--winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction It's 1943, and eleven-year-old Dewey Kerrigan is en route to New Mexico to live with her mathematician father. Soon she arrives at a town that, officially, doesn't exist. It is called Los Alamos, and it is abuzz with activity, as scientists and mathematicians from all over America and Europe work on the biggest secret of all--"the gadget." None of them--not J. Robert Oppenheimer, the director of the Manhattan Project; not the mathematicians and scientists; and least of all, Dewey--know how much "the gadget" is about to change their lives.
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Eggs 💚 ✅ 🤎 12mo
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I have an acquaintance who‘s a huge name in the fantasy genre. His recs are infallible and he and his wife gave me some at a party last night. Ellen Klages and Libba Bray: their Gordon Family Saga and Diviners series, respectively; “Portable Childhoods” stories by Klages; the old book “A Black Fox Running;” and the newish “The Ten Thousand Doors of January.” #recommended #recommendedreading #tbr

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shadowspeak17
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Thanks so much for hosting this #bookbasketgiveaway @LaraReads ! This is a really cool idea. :)
After giving it some thought, I decided to go with The Green Glass Sea which has been a favorite of mine since middle school. So for my Green Glass Sea themed basket I would include:
-Deck of cards
-Stuffed duck and teddy bear
-Coca-cola
-Ovaltine
-Chalk
-Greek “shazam” stones
-Captain Marvel collage
-Jar of “junk”
-Copy of ‘The Boy Mechanic‘
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shadowspeak17 -Map of New Mexico with the places the characters in the book visited marked
-A note to the recipient written in code
-And I might present it all in a little red wagon instead of a basket 😊
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Cinfhen Super clever 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
LaraReads Thanks for entering @shadowspeak17 and more importantly, now I want to read this book, just to know what all this means! Sounds awesome! 3y
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#Booked2018 July-September

#ChildhoodFavorite: The Green Glass Sea
#SetAtSchool: Looking for Alaska
#JapaneseThriller: Penance
#BeachRead: The Girl on the Train

Cinfhen I‘m not familiar with your childhood favorite...was it just as enjoyable the second time around??? 4y
shadowspeak17 @Cinfhen Yes, it was. 💕 It‘s one I‘ve actually reread several times, and I‘ve loved it just as much each time. 😊 4y
Cinfhen Sweeeeet 🤗🤗🤗 4y
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shadowspeak17
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For day 1 of #agameoffavorites I decided to go with Ellen Klages, author of the middle grade #historicalfiction novel The Green Glass Sea which is one of my favorite books. The bottom three books pictured are ones she recommended on The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast as some of her favorite queer historical novels.

Erinsuereads Lovely! Those all sound fantastic! 4y
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Total books read: 5
Ebooks: 3
Physical books: 2
Borrowed: 2
#booked2018 prompts completed: 1

Average rating: 4 stars

#JulyStats #JulyWrapUp

Reviewsbylola 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
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I loved this book as a child, and it shows. The edges are worn, the dust jacket tearing, the pages yellowed, pages creased from a time before dog-earing pages bothered me, graphite smudges on the edges from the many trips it made with me to school in my backpack, sitting on top of spilled pencil shavings. There are books that I loved as a child, but when I reread them as an adult, they just didn‘t seem as good as I remembered them ⬇️

shadowspeak17 being. This book isn‘t like that. I‘ve reread this book several times, and each time, I‘ve loved it just as much as the first, and this time was no exception. I love this story, and I love its characters. It‘s one of my all time favorite books, and I don‘t see that changing anytime soon. 💕

#booked2018 #ChildhoodFavorite
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shadowspeak17 Also, I‘m not sure what‘s going on with Ember‘s face here, but it is quite amusing. 😂 #Ember #catsoflitsy 5y
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alisiakae It‘s always wonderful when childhood favorites endure into adulthood! Great review! 5y
Cinfhen Yay!!and you‘re furry friend 😻😻😻too cute 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review and pick! 👏🏻👏🏻♥️♥️ 5y
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My kinda sorta #AprilTBR. The first three on the top row I‘m currently reading. The other five are some potential reads for the month. I seriously doubt I‘ll get to all of them, and I‘ll probably end up reading something not included here, but this is what I‘m currently considering for this month. 😁👍🏽

Beckys_Books I can relate to not having a set tbr list 5y
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#Day11 #underratedread

I read this book for the first time in middle school and fell in love with it. I‘ve read it several times since then, and my liking for it hasn‘t waned. I don‘t know anyone else who‘s read this book, but I really hope that changes because it‘s fantastic. ❤️

#riotgrams

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#Day8 #BooksLovedAsATeen

Just a few of many...

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DivaDiane I didn't add the books I had to read for school as #bookslovedasateen But I also read and loved To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, a Separate Peace, Of Mice and Men, etc. 😊 5y
shadowspeak17 @DivaDiane TKAM is my favorite! I love it so much. ❤️ Oh, that reminds me, I still need to read Of Mice and Men. I never had to read it in school, but I feel like everyone else has. 😂 5y
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1/2 price at one of my Goodwill stores today..

Megabooks Wow! Can I come with you?!? 6y
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pocketmermaid
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Here's my current #libraryhaul. Looks like I haven't been doing so hot with my 2017 resolution to borrow only One. Book. At. A. Time.

Notafraidofwords Wait a minute...wait a minute. Is that Ghostland and So Sad Today. I loved Ghostland! 6y
pocketmermaid @notafraidofwords Yup to both! And I requested Ghostland because of you! (edited) 6y
vivastory I need that tote. "Ghostland" is fantastic. 6y
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MicheleinPhilly But I haven't written a memoir! 😉 6y
pocketmermaid @vivastory I love this tote. It's my library bag when I have "small" hauls. ;) I got it from Amazon. 6y
pocketmermaid @MicheleinPhilly Ha! You'll have to one-up her and write a memoir called "So Sad Everyday." 6y
RowReads1 I'd be interested to know what you think of Ghostland. Is it worth reading? I went to the Winchester Mystery house tons of times as a kid. I don't really need to learn anymore about that. 6y
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Applicable today too....

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Starting this book for book club.