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Beanbag Love

I read. I write. I talk about reading and writing. That is when I'm not driving kids somewhere or teaching them. Married, educated, domesticated. I really enjoy the friends I've met through a variety of different message boards and venues regarding reading and authors. I try to take a positive view when I write reviews but sometimes I can't. Those times are few and far between, but they do exist. I'm mostly an old softy, though. I think so anyway.

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The Queen of Attolia - Megan Whalen Turner Just a quick review since I left a gushing one for The Thief which is the book that begins this outrageously wonderful YA series by Megan Whalen Turner.

This book could easily be spoiled, so I won't say much. It's darker than its predecessor, but the payoff is excellent. Exciting, suspenseful and emotional, it's the first book I literally walked around the house reading while continuing to try to do my chores. I could not put it down.

While The Thief is told in the first person, this one is told in the third person from a couple of different POVs. The switch works well, considering the progression of the story line.

Yes ... I do love this series. Yes ... I do want you to read it.