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Category Archives: Beverly Cleary
This book was published in 1958. In many ways, it’s really dated, but in other ways it’s completely timeless. Honestly, I went in to this expecting to roll my eyes at the fifties-ishness of the whole thing. But I actually … Continue reading
In Beverly Cleary’s first memoir, she covers her life as a child growing up, first in the rural farming town of Yamhill, Oregon, and later in Portland. I’ve had this book on my to-read list for a long time, and … Continue reading
Here are two different covers for this book: I’ve been, trying to get the same versions of books that I had as a kid, but it doesn’t always work out. I find more comfort in what I held as a … Continue reading
Jinkies! I’m Alison from Literary Crap. I’m guest blogging for Nikki today. In honor of that, I bring you this super creep-tastic book. The caption on the cover art seems pretty anti-climatic.“Barbara will be in on all the fun.” That … Continue reading
This isn’t the best Ramona book out there. I can’t quite put my finger on the reasons why. Maybe it’s because Ramona often walks a fine line between charming and annoying, and in this book she tends to fall more … Continue reading
This is so clearly the best cover of all the Ramona books. Look at little Ramona, she’s freaking adorable on this cover! Throw some long blond hair on that child and that’s seriously what my youngest sister, Lindsey looked like … Continue reading