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Discussion post: 8 problems with YA novels

I’m feeling brave today, and discussing something a little bit controversial!

For many book bloggers, Young Adult books are a favourite genre. Personally, I wouldn’t go as far as to say this, but I must admit that I do read a lot of YA, both because it can be fun to review books that are interesting other teens, and because many YA books can be fun, light-hearted reads. 1,524 more words

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On October 12 Josh Hutcherson was born...

On October 12, 1992 Josh Hutcherson was born.

Hutcherson began his acting career in the early 2000s, starring in a string of family-friendly films such as “RV,” “Firehouse Dog,” “The Polar Express,” and “Bridge to Terabithia.” It was not until 2011 did Hutcherson gain international stardom by appearing in the lead role as Peeta Mellark in the “The Hunger Games” film franchise, based on the successful novels by Suzanne Collins. 13 more words

Actors

TROPE THURSDAY: Signature Scents

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another Trope Thursday. This is a recommendations post in which I generate a random trope from TVTropes and create a recommendations list based on that trope. 431 more words

Maggie Stiefvater

3 Characters Who Beat All the Odds

What is it about an underdog or a character that’s fighting against the odds that inspires us? Is it the fact that we, as readers, can relate to them because we feel like, in a similar situation, we would have the same misfortunes? 325 more words

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Fandom United

Harry Potter taught me that love and that friendship can defeat all evil.

Percy Jackson taught me that there is a hero in everyone of us.

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Beautiful Creatures

Katniss Everdeen

I enjoyed ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy when I read them, not long after they were published.  My kids were tiny and needy at the time and my poor brain was constantly fatigued so the books were just what I needed for my bedtime reading in that period.  268 more words

September Wrap-Up

So, September is over and done with and I managed to read 6 books (not quite as good as August, but a decent effort considering I’ve been very busy with returning to college this month). 509 more words

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