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YA Summer Scavenger Hunt

In June, the Alliance of Young Adult Authors is sponsoring a massive young adult scavenger hunt. This is a chance to meet some new authors, grab a bunch of free books, and sign up to win a whole bunch of epic prizes! 562 more words

Sunday Sunday

Laundry, bills, and a rainy dark day to boot.  It must be time to put the breaks on and read.

I thought about reading the newspaper; way too negative, no good news stories there and if there are some, they seem to be throw away content.   415 more words

Write, Build a Tribe, and Publish

Some great articles around the web for writers this week:

Author Nadine Brandes writes on how marketing is no longer just about running ads, but connecting with your readers and… 47 more words


‘…style, wit and narrative drive’

I’ve posted this ad from the Guardian books page (singular) in 1986 before, but I came across it again while sorting through some files and love the fact that a writer as confrontational and experimental as Kathy Acker would not only be described as one ‘with style, wit and narrative drive’ – all true of course – but also be a big enough draw to be the lead title (alongside books by Jonathan Meades, Thomas M. 25 more words


Book Review: The Birth Machine, Elizabeth Baines (1983)

(Hannah Firmin’s cover for the 1983 edition)

4.25/5 (Very Good)

“Ladies and Gentleman: The age of the machine” (11).

I continue my loose sequence of reviews on medical science fiction with Elizabeth Baines’ evocative fable 

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Forgotten Paperbacks

Don’t Tell Mom…I guessed the girl on the right was pregnant, because look at how the sister seems to be holding her stomach.

The back of the book does not go into any details about what the secret might be, only that Carrie had run away for five months. 252 more words

My Summer TBR

It’s been a few months since I shared what I’ve got on my to-be-read pile, so I thought I’d give you all a little insight into what I’ll be reading and listening to over the next couple of months. 632 more words