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Review: Sway by Kat Spears

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In Kat Spears’s hilarious and often poignant debut, high school senior Jesse Alderman, or “Sway,” as he’s known, could sell hell to a bishop. He also specializes in getting things people want—term papers, a date with the prom queen, fake IDs. He has few close friends and he never EVERlets emotions get in the way. For… Read More ›

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Review: Sway by Kat Spears

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In Kat Spears’s hilarious and often poignant debut, high school senior Jesse Alderman, or “Sway,” as he’s known, could sell hell to a bishop. He also specializes in getting things people want—term papers, a date with the prom queen, fake IDs. He has few close friends and he never EVERlets emotions get in the way. For… Read More ›

Top Ten Tuesday »

TTT: Top Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

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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

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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 ›

Readalong »

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 ›

Events »

An Afternoon with Marie Phillips and Lois Leveen – GIVEAWAY!

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There are days that I love what I do. At the top of the list of the many and varied moments of awesome are invitations that allow me to meet some of my favourite authors, and to chat with them in an informal setting. Recently Random House of Canada hosted a beautiful lunch at their… Read More ›

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Jenn has read 78 books toward her goal of 110 books.
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