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Top 5 Book Pranks in YA Literature

Top 5 Book Pranks in YA Literature

Happy April Fools’ Day!! I honestly do nothing to “celebrate” for this holiday. Mainly because I’m like Winston from New Girl. I would either go too small or too big/terrible. So basically this: Instead, let’s celebrate some literary pranksters who ...

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Discussion Post: How Unbalanced is Your “Reading Diet?”

Discussion Post: How Unbalanced is Your “Reading Diet?”

Because I relate everything to food, I wondered about my reading diet. I think of sub-genres as their own food groups, and of my reading as eating, naturally. Discussion Post: How Unbalanced is Your “Reading Diet?” Here’s an informative and ...

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Discussion Post: Are You Good At Picturing Fight Scenes in Books?

Discussion Post: Are You Good At Picturing Fight Scenes in Books?

Is it just me, or is it hard for you to imagine book fight scenes? If it’s not, please share your strategies!! Do you have martial arts or fencing training? What helps you imagine what’s happening? Discussion Post: Are You ...

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Top Ten Books That Broke My Heart A Little

Top Ten Books That Broke My Heart A Little

Choose your own Top Ten Tuesday post, and here I am picking the heart-breaking one. I’m a genius. Top Ten Books That Broke My Heart A Little How I feel about these books… Jess just gets it. 1. by Veronica ...

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5 YA Love Triangles That Are Pure Torture

5 YA Love Triangles That Are Pure Torture

Even though I hate admitting it, there are definitely some YA love triangles that I…don’t hate. Ok, fine, there are some that I actually really love. (Crown of Midnight, I’m looking at you.) But, then, there are the love triangles ...

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Discuss: Have You Tried eBook Subscription Services?

Discuss: Have You Tried eBook Subscription Services?

With so many eBook subscription services being launched, I wondered if they’re really useful for YA book readers. I’ve previously reviewed the Oyster app here. Discuss: Yay or Nay, eBook Subscription Services So that’s got me wondering… Have you tried ...

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How Out of Control Is Your TBR Pile (Based on This Scale I Invented)?

How Out of Control Is Your TBR Pile (Based on This Scale I Invented)?

As I glanced at my own 497-book-high to-be-read list, and my heart palpitated. And, I couldn't help but morbidly wonder, am I the worst reader and TBR-maintainer ever...or are there crazies out there WORSE THAN ME?

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What Are The Biggest Misconceptions About YA Lit?

What Are The Biggest Misconceptions About YA Lit?

I wrote a HuffPost article earlier this year that poked fun at some of the common tropes in YA lit, like the parents always being MIA and how love triangles abound.

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Discuss: When Bad Covers Happen to Good Books

Discuss: When Bad Covers Happen to Good Books

It's happened to the best of books. It's not their fault...it comes down to the designers and direction from the publisher. Some designs simply miss the mark. The story is still excellent, but it's the cover we could do without.

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Discuss: There Should Be More Books About…

Discuss: There Should Be More Books About…

Do you ever feel like there’s a book that MUST exist that you just haven’t found yet? There are a TON of books I feel that way about (which is scary because Toni Morrison is famous for saying: “If there’s ...

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