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Quote of the Day – How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse

There is no such thing as im-POSSIBLE, Hiccup, only im-PROBABLE. The only thing that limits us are the limits to our imagination.

–How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse by Cressida Cowell
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Show & Tell – Lettering

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I’ve got lots of love for this naughty little dragon. He may be stubborn, sneaky, and good at getting into trouble, but Toothless manages to pull it off with cat-like charm.

Question of the Day: Which book pet would you want to adopt?

 

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Quote of the Day – How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

There is no such thing as im-POSSIBLE, Hiccup, only im-PROBABLE. The only thing that limits us are the limits to our imagination.

-How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse by Cressida Cowell
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Favorite Fiction – Dragons

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It’s not a good story until you’ve introduced the dragon. Or dragons. Here are a few recently devoured books that have a dragon on the cover. Recognize any of them?

Question of the Day: What dragon-centric stories would you recommend?

 

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Favorite Fiction – Best of 2017

I may not have completed my Goodreads goal of 50 titles this year, but I did a decent job with just under 35 books, mostly from the Middle Grade shelf. I won’t bore you with copy/pasted summaries of every book I read (you can hit up my Reading Challenge page for that if you like, though) but I will share some of my highlights.

 

Favorite Series

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

“For a Hero cannot triumph all the time. Sometimes he will be defeated, and how he faces that defeat is a test of his character.”

IMG_7146I finally completed the How to Train Your Dragon series this year. What starts out as a short and silly lower Middle Grade series quickly becomes a fast-paced adventure with a hero who can’t seem to do anything right, a naughty little dragon, and a tribe of Hooligans that will keep even the most reluctant reader turning pages eagerly. My favorite detail is the abundance of illustrations that decorate nearly every page. They’re informal, sketchy, and perfect for setting off a child’s imagination. Just be prepared for a little dragon dung humor in the first couple of books.IMG_6727

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Show & Tell – Lettering

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I’m finally almost through the How To Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell. As I suspected, the book version is very different from the movie, but I absolutely fell in love with naughty little Toothless and poor, unlucky Hiccup. The stories are very simple at first, but it’s so worth sticking it out because they just continue getting better and better as you go.

 

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Sharing – Current Reads

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If you really, really loved the movie does reading the book ruin it? As much as I loved the Dreamworks version of How To Train Your Dragon, I’m so excited to get to know the Hiccup and Toothless that Cressida Cowell wrote in her middle grade series. Be warned! These books are almost nothing like the movie, but that’s okay. Many of my favorite books were introduced to me through a movie, but usually it’s the book that ends up making a difference in my life.

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