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Growing up, it is hard to fit in. Your mind is harder on yourself than it really should be, but what if you don’t have the trappings most teens have? What if, in fact, you aren’t in school? What if almost all you know is what you have learned from limited schooling, approved by Father Ezekiel, prophet of the Righteous Path? What if you are told anything that interests you is sinful and will lead you to Hell without the sanction of the Righteous path?

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It’s Monday, January 5, 2015. Happy New Year! This also means it is the first ‘It’s Monday, What are you Reading’ of the year. Hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, Monday is a great day to take stock of what you’re currently reading.

I like it because it holds me accountable. And, because I succeeded at the 120 books read in 2014 (via Goodreads), I agreed to read 200 in 2015—I’ve done it before,

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Searching via Pinterest, I found a few things that resonated with me. Now, I have been lucky enough to have been a reader for over 90% of my life. Before I could read at a very early age, it was made clear that there were great things of interest in those paper covers, or cloth covers. I saw those around me with books,

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cover47026-medium_thumb.png Growing up in the 80s and 90s it was hard not to read books by R.L. Stine. If you were a kid, you had Goosebumps, and if you were a pre-teen or a teen, you had Fear Street. Enjoying the latter so much (while my little brothers read a little of the other series), I was ecstatic to hear Stine was revisiting the street I had spent so much time reading about as a teen,

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Have no fear about what comics to check out, GothamGal is here! Thank you so much for stopping by Always Reiding. As you can see by the picture on the left, GothamGal is ready to talk to YOU about comics in 2015.

Anytime you see this logo, rest assured, there is Geekery afoot, or above . GothamGal will give her honest opinion about comics and other such geeky topics.

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I was born during the run of Happy Days and its spinoff Laverne and Shirley. I remember, as a young child, watching the reruns of these popular shows and while Happy Days was a fun show, I adored the depiction of the two working – class women in Laverne and Shirley—even in their animated tv show! I loved my coloring book featuring the two. I jumped at the chance to read Shirley I Jest: A Storied Life when I saw it on Netgalley.

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