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taylorscalfaro
Applesauce Weather | Helen Frost
Mehso-so

These poems had great rhythm, were easy to follow, easily relatable, and touching. It was heartwarming, and I would also use this book at a time where maybe a family unit is being taught.

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taylorscalfaro
Applesauce Weather | Helen Frost

I would use this in my classroom because it is a collection of heartwarming poems about the importance of family and family tradition.

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taylorscalfaro
Applesauce Weather | Helen Frost

“He was missing a finger, just like you, Peter added“

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booklover3258
Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Pickpick

My book review on my Youtube vlog can be viewed here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtW6QDZ4xXI

Enjoy!

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agreco1925
Applesauce Weather | Helen Frost

“He was missing a finger, just like you, peter added“

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agreco1925
Applesauce Weather | Helen Frost

I would use this in my classroom to show the strength in family or people you love.

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agreco1925
Applesauce Weather | Helen Frost
Pickpick

This was a very enjoyable heartfelt poetry book. The book has a good rhythm and is very understandable for children. I feel that children can relate to this book and be engaged in it.

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IamIamIam
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A wonderful and uplifting story of survival and perseverance against all odds! Much of this book addresses Craig's life upon returning to civilian life and dealing with PTSD after being in an active warzone in Afghanistan. Great for those who may be skittish about details regarding the loss of life in combat zones. #Booked2019 #SoldiersStory #Autumn @cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Sounds like a lovely choice💙 4d
IamIamIam @Cinfhen It was just my speed. It was informative without ripping my heart out! He did publish a version for mature readers if anyone would prefer that but there were a few incidents where I was really glad I was reading this edition. 4d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review and honest advice on the topic. Thanks! 4d
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gradcat
An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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Mehso-so

#Booked2019 #Autumn #PersonOfColorMCParanormal

*The prompt is a busy one, right? Trying to cover PoC MC issues plus paranormal issues is already a lot. This book wants to stretch the circumambience even further to include mental illness, societal issues/differences (read politics), patriarchy, caste systems, and religion, all within an overarching tent of slave narrative and science fiction (again, a lot). Solomon does all of this aboard ⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) a generational ship in which all passengers are confined for at least a hundred years. I think part of my problem was in listening to the audiobook—I feel that this book might be better read than heard. There is a LOT packed into this book (also including gender issues, which I forgot to list). I have to say that I believe this is an important book. It‘s just that it tries to do so much that it runs the risk of not sticking the landing. 5d
squirrelbrain Great review! 👍 5d
gradcat @squirrelbrain Thank you very much, Helen! I appreciate the compliment + I appreciate hearing from you! Miss you, woman!! 😘 4d
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squirrelbrain @gradcat 😘😘😘 Hope all is good with you! 4d
gradcat @squirrelbrain It is, and I hope the same for you & yours! ♥️♥️♥️ 4d
Crazeedi You're getting some reading done! Good for you!!👏😍 3d
Cinfhen Ha, YES!!! VERY BUSY prompt!!!! Great pick and wonderful review 😃 3d
gradcat @Crazeedi Yes, finally. It helps that one is on tape; I was able to listen to that one when my eyes would get bleary. I‘m really pumping it to the finish line...going to give it my all here at the end! 2d
gradcat @Cinfhen I sure hope that wasn‘t offensive! I just thought the book really matched that prompt, both on the literal level and on the content level. I think that might be the most interesting prompt that I‘ve ever seen! ♥️ 2d
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gradcat
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#Booked2019 #Autumn #SoldiersStory

*This book is one I was absolutely not looking forward to reading. On the recommendation of a great friend, I decided to give it a go. This book is utterly fantastic. It is an older book (2012), so I‘m sure loads of Littens have already read it, so I‘ll make it brief. Three points: a) Fountain has his thumb firmly on the pulse of American culture; b) he is a wordsmith of the highest caliber—I learned ⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) several new ones; c) he is writing about a particular American city (Dallas) where I lived for about a decade, and he was so spot-on that I cringed internally at certain scenes—they were too (unfortunately) familiar. All the action takes place in a day (although some of Billy‘s thoughts are of past events) and this just heightens the “you are here” ambience of the book. I loved it. ♥️ (edited) 5d
Theaelizabet I loved this book for all the reasons you give and certainly meant to read more by him, which I didn‘t. I need to cycle back around to him. 5d
CarolynM I'm sold. Stacked🙂 5d
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gradcat @Theaelizabet You know, I checked into his other books, precisely because I found him so good. He seems to publish a book every six years. The first, “Brief Encounters with Che Guevara” (2006), is short stories, albeit loosely connected ones, and the one he published last year (tagged) is nonfiction. Since I fell in love with his long-form fiction, I haven‘t raced out to buy these, but you know, they‘re probably good. I should try them. ♥️ 4d
gradcat @CarolynM I think you‘ll be surprised at how fast you get through it—it absolutely flows! ♥️ 4d
Cinfhen I tried this book when it was first released and I couldn‘t get into it. I had bailed early on but your review makes me want to try again 😊 3d
gradcat @Cinfhen At the risk of repeating myself, I was REALLY not looking forward to it. And that‘s what I like about #Booked2019 ... I loved this book, and would never have read it if it wasn‘t for Litsy. I think I read this book in about two days, and I don‘t read very fast anymore. It just held my attention so well—almost accidentally, I think—strictly owing to those three reasons I wrote about in my review. If you do try it again, I hope you like it. 2d
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