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Reading Road Trip: Texas

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Leigh Collazo

on 23 January 2014

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Reading Road Trip: Texas
A "Texas" book is...
set in Texas
written by a Texas author
My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century
Texas author Rachel Harris
set in Florence, Italy (present day & Renaissance period, 1505)
lots of romance
sequel= A Tale of Two Centuries
A Tale of Two Centuries
The House of Dead Maids
gothic horror
spin-off of Wuthering Heights
Abby is a new maid in a huge old house; in charge of a naughty little boy
ghosts walk halls daily, many of them wearing a maid uniform
Matthew Meets The Man
"The Man" = Authority
Matthew plays trumpet but wants to play drums and start a rock band
has no $$ and parents are not supportive
tries several jobs in order to save
Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition
nonfiction that reads like a story
contains propaganda posters, profiles of bootleggers and Prohibitionists, what life was like before, during, and after
current issues with people trying to prohibit/make things illegal (marijuana, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, alcohol, etc.)
What Happened to Cass McBride?
kidnapping victim is buried alive
told from multiple perspectives (victim, kidnapper, police detective)
lots of flashbacks and flash-forwards, but it's easy to understand
Splintered
Alice in Wonderland spin-off
sequel (Unhinged) comes out in January
Unhinged
Vampire Rising
Alex is great grandson of Abraham Van Helsing
inherited the ability to see/kill vampires
attends a school very close to a vampire school
Voice of the Undead
The Triumph of Death
Kennedy Assassinated!
50th anniversary is this year
nonfiction about Kennedy's assassination
Who killed Kennedy?
New York Herald
Nov. 23, 1963
Lee Harvey Oswald
Texas Ghost Stories
50 Texas ghost stories (all short!)
includes advice on how to tell ghost stories
La Llorona (The Weeping Woman)
More Spooky Texas Tales
Ghost Hunters of America
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
world's fattest boy--weighs 600 lbs.
traveling circus
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