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The Adventures of Harry the Lizard

One morning as the bookstore opened bright,

A young bookseller noticed something weird:

A movement in the corner of her sight - 

A small, thin creature suddenly appeared!

It was a lizard, running quick away,

For her approach had given him a fright.

She named him Harry and she let him stay;

It suited him and seemed entirely right.

Review: Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

England’s magic is running out, and Zacharias Wythe, the Sorcerer Royal (and an entirely unpopular one to boot), doesn’t know how to fix the problem. Pressured by the magical community’s hostile threats to his position and growing interest and concern from England’s non-magical government, Zacharias travels to fairyland in a last-ditch attempt to solve the magic crisis and keep his rightful place as Sorcerer Royal.

Summer of Southern Women: Go Set a Watchman

I'm sad to see our second summer reading adventure draw to a close, but the Summer of Southern Women was a huge hit! I was happy to get to a few classics that had been on my list and we had some great discussions online and in the store. Just talking to people about books is what I love about being a bookseller, and I feel that our summer reading series allows us to do that on a heightened scale. And speaking of talking about books, it's time for Victoria and I to get down to what we thought about Go Set a Watchman.

Summer of Southern Women: To Kill a Mockingbird

We've been reading all summer, wading through awakenings, purple things, and even some blood with strangely wise qualities to finally make it to the inimitable and legendary Harper Lee. Michelle and I have just finished Lee's 55-year-old classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, and we're finally ready to discuss our thoughts and feelings on such a momentous book:

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