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Lesbian Hero: Nancy Garden

People all over the world were heartbroken to hear of Nancy Garden’s death in June. The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) was only weeks from presenting her an award for her beloved 1982 novel Annie On My Mind. 756 more words

Bold Strokes Books

The Bridge From Me to You

Finished The Bridge From Me to You by Lisa Schroeder.  I received a copy from the author for review.

Summary (from Goodreads):

“Lauren has a secret. 353 more words

Books I Received From The Publisher

He Is Close

The room is closing in.  The smell of his body.  Engulfing me like flames.  Twenty faces between us.  His presence haunts me.  The old brown clock.   227 more words
Creative Writing

COSMIC by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Liam has always looked old for his age–really, really old for his age.  In fact, as the only six-foot-tall, bearded twelve year old he knows, he is frequently mistaken for a parent or a teacher.   253 more words


Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt Update

For all the winners who won a TIED bookmark, or the signed copy of TIED on Gretchen McNeil’s Blog during the Hunt, your prizes are in route to you. 11 more words

Laney Mcmann

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

I’ve had the best week in reading-three books in a row that I gave 5 stars to! And I can’t believe I waited so long to read this-I’ve had the prepub sitting around the house for a pretty long time but it wasn’t until three people told me I have to read it that I got going with it (I’d actually read the first chapter a while ago-why on earth did I put it down??) 235 more words

YA Fiction

Book Review - Requiem by Lauren Oliver

So I finally got up the courage to go ahead and read Requiem, finishing the Delirium trilogy. I swallowed down the feeling I was just setting myself up for predictable disappointment. 687 more words

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