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YA: The Dark Place of Children's Lit

By Almitra Clay

“So what is your novel about?”

This is the point where I go from smiling to my deer-in-the-headlights grimace. See, I’m not much of a talker to begin with. 1,137 more words

Children's Books

I Take It Back - The Oprah's Book Club Book I Won't Read

I enjoy fiction. But when it’s fiction passed off as truth? Not so much.

A big thanks to a blog reader who pointed out that A Million Little Pieces is a fake. 255 more words

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Additions to My 2015 Summer Reading List

What happens when you go to a writer’s conference is you come home with a brain that is about to explode and a new list of books you want to read. 342 more words

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Double Whammy! Special GoodBookCo Deals on Wilderness and Humans!

Well, you work on one book for 5 years, and another one for 5 months, and whaddaya know – they appear on the same day! Well in the UK at least. 205 more words


A Teen’s Take on High School Literature Classes

Guest Post by Sarah Knowles

In her post How to Build Better Readers: IMHO… Marti Johnson made the case that assigned reading of classics in high school literature courses drives students away from reading for pleasure, and asked Writers’ Rumpus readers, “Have your teenagers enjoyed their required reading? 1,062 more words


Interview with Mitali Perkins, Author

By Marti Johnson

Mitali Perkins is the author of nine children’s books. She has received awards from the New York Public Library, American Library Association and the Junior Library guild for her titles… 1,244 more words

Children's Books

Summer Reading List - 12 Books to Start My Summer

I read. A lot. Probably more than I should. (But the pros and cons of my reading addiction are a topic for another day.)

The subject of… 203 more words

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