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Are you a Sucker for Award Stickers?

Are you a Sucker for Award Stickers?

OK, I’ll admit it: the stickers get me. When I’m wandering aimlessly through the new books aisle and I happen to catch “Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize” or “National Book Award Winner” on that little round sticker slapped in the corner of a book cover, it works its magic.[…]

by × November 5, 2013 ×

Sci-Fi Essentials

Sci-Fi That Stands the Test of Time

Sci-Fi That Stands the Test of Time

If I asked you to name ten essential science fiction books, could you? I’m talking about the ten books you’d say a friend HAS to read to know what science fiction’s all about. OK, what about five? Now, what if I told you to subtract any books from that list[…]

by × November 5, 2013 ×

Yay! 4 YA

Intro to YA

Intro to YA

O.K., so I’ll admit it: everything I know about Young Adult books I learned when I was, well, a young adult. And at the risk of giving away my age (is it revealing too much that Men at Work is my favorite band?), let’s just say there’ve been more than[…]

by × October 29, 2013 ×