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Ten Stories With Characters That Travel Through Time

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, we had a kind of free theme, where we’re writing about characters that [insert blank here]. I had no idea what I wanted to do, until I was listening to ONE OK ROCK over and over, and my playlist randomly switched to Radwimps which made me think of the movie Your Name. I remember reading a study about how the whole timeslip trope became popularised in Japan thanks to translated British children’s fiction – there are so many of these that are still in print in Japan but are out of print in English. And that made me think of other timeslip and time travel stories… so this week, I’m doing ten (children’s/YA) books with characters that travel through time.

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Ten books on my fall TBR list

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, we’re sharing another seasonal TBR. Some of the books I’ve chosen, I’m highly anticipating. Some of them, I’ve read ARCs of an loved, and can’t wait for them to be out. And there are a couple in the list that I’m currently reading: Continue reading “Ten books on my fall TBR list”

DWJ ReRead · Fantasy · Short Story

“What the Cat Told Me” by Diana Wynne Jones

I am a cat. I am a cat like anything. Keep stroking me. I came in here because I knew you were good at stroking. But put your knees together so I can sit properly, front paws under. That’s better. Now keep stroking, don’t forget to rub my ears, and I will purr and tell.
– “What the Cat Told Me”, Diana Wynne Jones


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Instructions to Remember Your Sister

I was mainly attracted to this book because of the cover – the way the girl is scrunching her eyes shut like she’s expecting something other than confetti to be raining down on her. And then there’s the other thing – this is about a girl who is grieving her sister, who died in an accident.  Continue reading “Instructions to Remember Your Sister”