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Saints in Art
Thomas Michael Hartmann, Stefano Zuffi, Rosa Giorgi
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Emily Dickinson, Susan Howe
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James W. Loewen
Gone with the Wind
Margaret Mitchell

Anya's Ghost

Anya's Ghost - Vera Brosgol The really, really short review: I started this book last night. I was happy to get up this morning because I knew I'd get to finish it over breakfast.

I WAS HAPPY TO GET UP ON A MONDAY, PEOPLE.

The still reasonably short review:

I'm not feeling very eloquent today, so I thought I'd post a transcript of how I sounded as I read Anya's Ghost:

"Oh, shoot – this is due back at the library soon. Better read it..."

"...wait, what does that say? Oh. That's the Cyrillic alphabet. This girl's mom is very old-country Russian. Cute. But now I want to know what that food is, and I can't even sound it out..."

"I'm liking this. I – whoa, okay, that was kind of scary. Ooh – I'll bet she wishes she'd hung on to that 'fattening' food now..."

"Oh, that is such a guy thing to say. What a maroon. Oh, well – at least he helped her."

"Whoa! Wasn't expecting that! This is getting really good."

"That was pretty funny."

"That was really sweet!"

"HOLY CARP, THAT'S THE FUNNIEST THING I'VE EVER READ."

"Okay, this is getting kind of spooky..."

"I SO WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT."

"OH HOLY NIGHT THIS IS REALLY SCARY."

"Aw! What a great ending!"

"Crap. I wish this book had been longer."

Conclusion: Read this book. Srsly.