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I'd already read The Perilous Gard a couple years back, upon Clara's advice, but I found a really cheap copy over spring break. Since I didn't own it, I got it and read it again (after I came back because I had better things to do while in California). It's not my favorite cup of tea, but I liked it enough to be happy to read it twice. It won the Newbery in 1975, so there's that too.
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This book made me remember why I love kids' books so much. It's one of those really solid, fun books that you can come back to over and over. It's about Nita who, while trying to run away from a bully, finds a book in the library called So You Want to Be a Wizard. Read more... )
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The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald (1872)

I was a big fan of the cartoon of The Princess and in the Goblin in the 90s (right up there with The Never Ending Story), so I thought I'd give the book a try.

Princess Irene has lived a sheltered life in the mountains... )
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I'll also be doing the YA reading challenge in 2010.

Rules copied from site:
1. Books should be considered YA or, for older books, should feature a teenaged main character or point of view. Let’s say from roughly ages 12-18.
2. Read at least one book from each decade: 1930s or earlier; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s. Re-reads are fine. Check the main challenge page for book ideas for each time period.
3. Sign up either by commenting or signing the Linky at the bottom of the page. You can use the graphic on your blog to promote the challenge if you wish. You can start this challenge at any time during the year.


I read a whole lot of YA, but since I grew up in a non-English speaking household, I missed a lot of the classics. So this'll be an adventure in getting acquainted in what YA was like before it had its own entire section in Barnes and Noble.

Edit:
This is my potential reading list right now: (I'm fudging it and throwing in some middle-grade) )

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