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Blog Tour & Review: Gottika by Helaine Becker

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Secrets Destroy You. The Truth Sets You Free. What is the most dangerous secret of all? For fifteen-year-old Dany, is it the shame that his once-vital mother now suffers mutely from “the staring sickness?” Or is it that Count Pol, the corrupt absolute ruler of Western Gottika, may be scouting the city clandestinely for teenage girls… Read More ›

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Blog Tour Review: Made for You by Melissa Marr

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Bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely books Melissa Marr’s first contemporary YA novel is a twisted southern gothic tale of obsession, romance, and murder. A killer is obsessed with Eva Tilling. Can she stop him, or will he claim her? When Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital, she’s confused—who in her sleepy little North… Read More ›

Top Ten Tuesday »

TTT: Top Books on my Fall TBR List

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They love to share lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! Each week they will post… Read More ›

Weekly Photo Challenge »

Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

(1) Nothing beats a handwritten letter...

For this week’s challenge, share a photo with letters — no matter the alphabet. You can capture a neon sign, a sentence scribbled in an old phone booth, a random letter that’s seemingly out of place, or anything else. As you look through your lens, think about how your image might convey something bigger: a… Read More ›

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Brunch Book Club – November Discussion of The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

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Through some serendipitous quirks in planning, Michele and I were both available to meet before an evening of bookish events (thank you, HarperCollins!). Foregoing brunch for once, we found a warm and delicious (add cheap and cheerful) restaurant in Chinatown where we could enjoy something yummy for dinner while we had our chat. Corn and… Read More ›

Personal Musing »

Reading is not optional: My thank you to Walter Dean Myers

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“Reading is not optional.” As you have likely heard, the world of children’s literature saw the passing of  Walter Dean Myers yesterday. He was 76 years old, and had written and published over 100 books for children of all ages. I won’t bore you with his amazing biography – you can visit his site here for… Read More ›

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Blog Tour & Review: Gottika by Helaine Becker

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Secrets Destroy You. The Truth Sets You Free. What is the most dangerous secret of all? For fifteen-year-old Dany, is it the shame that his once-vital mother now suffers mutely from “the staring sickness?” Or is it that Count Pol, the corrupt absolute ruler of Western Gottika, may be scouting the city clandestinely for teenage girls… Read More ›

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