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Good Books for Civilizational Greatness

Coming from a family with a long history of loving books and valuing true education (not necessarily having anything to do with “school”), I found this essay by William Edmund Fahey interesting.   759 more words


Releasing Now: All the Way by M. Mabie

“I was going to keep my word, but I was also keeping her.”—Cord Taylor

All the Way is LIVE!

A contemporary romance with a mouthy redhead and a sexy, charming hero. 180 more words

Love Story

Four Fantastic Reads for Your Summer Adventures

“Let us read and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” -Voltaire

Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon: Let me premise this by saying that this is my favorite book of all time, hands down. 745 more words

Next up....

AAAAHHHHH! I’ve been dying to read this book since I heard a review calling it The Night Circus meets Hunger Games. My interest was instantly piqued and decided to keep on going on the fantasy novel express train that I’ve been riding. 47 more words


Do Book Awards Matter?

As a book blogger, does it matter to you whether or not a book has received awards?

Before taking Children’s Literature last fall, I only thought about awards on children’s books (Newberry or Caldecott) and the Pulitzer Prize. 718 more words


Dr. V's favorite classics: Bea and Mr. Jones

After the other day’s ranty post about an overrated classic, today let’s celebrate an underrated one!

Bea and Mr. Jones, by Amy Schwartz. Harcourt, 1982. 635 more words


Good-for-You YA

Sometimes, I think that YA books work harder at tackling difficult issues and topics because they are still meant to meet impressionable minds trying to make their way in the world.   836 more words

Contemporary Fiction