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This was so wholesome. It's a bit cheesy and silly since there are some contrived plot devices like in a teen romcom. Still, I enjoyed reading it. When I was a teenager, I was skipping contemporary young adult fiction in favour of adult fiction or the classics. YA as a genre has come a long way in 20 years. There is a lot more choice and diversity. When I was growing up, there weren't a…

In the old days when I use to have more time and read more literary books, I would read a number of Pulitizer Prize winners. It's been awhile since I read one and I do think they can be hit or miss. At least I remember Pulitizers being a little less mysterious and experimental than some Booker prize winners. This novel was overall okay. The protagonist Arthur Less goes on an around the world journey.…

As with last year, I have made more of an effort to read children's literature. Recently, I went through a little streak from July into August. The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White This was nice. I do not really remember much from Charlotte's Webb and had not heard or read anything else by White. I enjoyed that the titular character has adventures all over North America. Danny, the Champion of the World by…