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MirrorMask (children's edition)
Neil Gaiman
The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories, Volume One: Where on Earth
Ursula K. Le Guin
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown
Maud Hart Lovelace
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde, Camille Cauti
Riders of the Purple Sage
Zane Grey
Vampires, Zombies, & Wanton Souls
Marge Simon

Soupy Saturdays with the Pain and the Great One (Pain & the Great One)

Soupy Saturdays with the Pain and the Great One - Judy Blume, James Stevenson Double meh. I wish I'd done more research on this one before choosing it for a read along with Siggy. I guess there's merit to reading a realistic depiction of the ways brothers and sisters can annoy the heck out of one another. But good lord! Their sarcastic nicknames for each other and the repeated belittling of the other as stupid, a liar, or chicken gets old quick. Sure, siblings sometimes make each other miserable, but in no way do I want Siggy to view mean behavior as normal or okay. It's not okay. And there's never enough warmth shown by either child toward the other where you might pause and say "See? They really do care for one another." There might be some genuine regard there, but it's slathered in jealousy and snark. Yuck. Double meh.