Why didn’t they have books like this at my middle school?

the London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd Ted and his sister watch as their cousin Salim enters a pod on the London Eye and follow his progress around the wheel; when the pod empties, Salim isn’t there. The book records the events that follow Salim’s disappearance Dowd's characters are absolutely compelling and the plot simple …

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I’m back…for the moment

I know I’ve fallen off the planet. I know, just when I was getting around to a post I’d have to make plans for another summer wedding. And I discovered the real beauty of summer hours: a drink in the afternoon feels so civilized.  But I'm getting back in the game (mostly warming the bench, …

Superpowers…why bother.

Superpowers. by David J. Schwartz.... Admittedly, I'm NOT the audience for this book. I'm sure there are plenty of folks out there who would enjoy this....maybe...but then again there are people who eat kool-aid pickles. (That's right, they store pickles in kool-aid. I'm all about salty sweet combos, but that seems absurd) Here it is: …