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In Honor of Banned Books Week

I've always known that some of my favorite books were questionable. What kid doesn't want to buck the system and read something that is considered taboo? I know I was that kid. Always fighting the system, finding loop holes, being head strong and opinionated. Wait. I'm that adult too. hmm... Go figure. I looked around a bit and found a list of the top 100 banned/challenged books. I decided to see how many I have actually read. I haven't read as many of these as I originally thought, which is prompting me to find the list of the "classics." I'm sure I've read most of them (and that someone somewhere has had a problem with their content). The books in black bold I have read. I even added some commentary next to some of the books for your enjoyment. 1. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling (seriously, I have never read these. I know, I know!)
2. Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
3The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
4. And Tango Makes Three, b…

Mythological Mondays (12)

Mythological Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Bonnie at A Backwards Story. MM highlights all things myth related.

My Mythological Monday post is all about Egyptian Mythology! As I was stalking blogs, I came across this book mentioned on Candace's Book Blog. It earned a 4 star rating!

I love mythology, but it seems hard to find books that aren't based on the popular (and well known) Greek/Roman myths. So, when I find something based on Egyptian or Norse mythology, my interest is grabbed.

Song of the Nile is available from Amazon.com for pre-order (out October 4, 2011) by clicking here


Sorceress. Seductress. Schemer. Cleopatra's daughter is the one woman with the power to destroy an empire...