Monthly Archives: January 2011

Reading Response to “The Catcher in the Rye”

I first read The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, in Grade 12 English. [In fact, we had two Grade 12 English courses: Literature and Canadian Literature.  Most of the works we studied that year and in previous years … Continue reading

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YA Review 2: “Royal Monastic”

“Royal Monastic: Princess Ileana of Romania” (The Story of Mother Alexandra) by Bev. Cooke The twentieth century saw the end of many monarchies and two of the most brutal wars in recent human history. Bev Cooke’s Royal Monastic: Princess Ileana … Continue reading

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YA Review 1: “The Phantom Queen”

“The Phantom Queen” by Ven Begamudre “The Phantom Queen” is a historical fantasy novel that will appeal to readers who enjoy a good story involving fairy tales, romance, and magic. Based upon Slavic mythology and culture, Ven Begamudre’s first young … Continue reading

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Katy Konservativ’s Library Visit

While I have gone to the teen section of the public library many times, as well as to the teen section of most major bookstores that I visit, I have never collected my thoughts on this subject before. Yesterday, I … Continue reading

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Wishing for a Fireplace

My favourite place to read would be curled up beside a fireplace (wood-burning or not — I’m not very partial to sparks). However, I have no fireplace and curling up next to the space-heater just lacks romanticism. For now, I’m … Continue reading

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Katy Konservativ Tackles YA Materials…

My name is Katherine Gilks and I am currently working on getting my MLIS degree from the University of Western Ontario.  I’m enrolled in 9364 (Young Adult Materials) because I would like to pursue a career in this type of … Continue reading

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