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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/1/14

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme started by Book Journey. The folks over at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given it a children’s/YA spin. 468 more words


TPG Reviews: Divergent, by Veronica Roth

An enjoyable YA read.

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). 797 more words

Science Fiction

The Giver

The Giver.

By Lois Lowry.

Pages: 224.

Rating: 4.5 /5

From the Back Cover:

“Intelligence. Integrity. Courage. Wisdom. These are the qualities a Receiver of Memory must have.

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The Power of "What If?" Premises in Science Fiction and Fantasy

There’s no doubt that a really good “what if?” scenario – a fascinating premise that envisions a society or world with a pivotal difference to our own – is a big hook for a speculative fiction book or film. 1,065 more words


Introducing LibraryReads

LibraryReads  is a monthly list of the top ten new books nominated by librarians around the country. As a librarian I can request digital copies of  books before they are published, and I am one of the librarians who read and nominated… 120 more words

Book Reviews

TPG Reviews: Second Chance, by Dylan S Hearn

I first came across this book a while ago and wasn’t originally expecting to read it. However, the author contacted me directly and ended up giving me a free copy, so naturally I just  466 more words

Rambling Review: The Hunger Games Trilogy

Things looking a bit different? Yeah, you could say that. You see I am having a bit of an event on the site for the next few weeks. 1,225 more words