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8 Ways To Cheat At NaNoWriMo

By Lisa BernierOctober 22, 2012
NaNoWriMo, the time when professionals and amateurs scribble frantically away in the hopes of earning themselves the prestigious title of novelist, and...um...can you see why I would be terrible at trying this? I can't even write one sentence without losing steam midway. For those (like myself)... More  →
8 Ways To Cheat At NaNoWriMo

Blogging B&N Teen Must-Reads: Legend

By ContributorOctober 19, 2012
Book: Legend by Marie Lu Synopsis: In post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, a never-ending war against both a rebellion called “The Patriots” and the rival Colonies holds The Republic of America in thrall. June Iparis, a prodigy from an upper-class military family, is one... More  →
Blogging B&N Teen Must-Reads: Legend

A Series of Bad Things Happening to Ron Weasley

By reidfaylorOctober 12, 2012
In the Harry Potter books it seems like an awful lot of terrible things happen to Ron Weasley with surprising frequency. We miss that. More  →
A Series of Bad Things Happening to Ron Weasley

Literary Classics That Should Be TV Shows (Inspired by BBC's Sexy Sherlock Series)

By Melissa AlbertOctober 11, 2012
Who knew that Sherlock Holmes, ice-cold super sleuth from the 1800s, would translate so perfectly into a modern-day social networking sociopath? (Doesn't hurt that he's played by creepy-sexy Benedict Cumberbatch.) Unlike most retch-inducing reboots, Sherlock makes us want to see... More  →
Literary Classics That Should Be TV Shows (Inspired by BBC's Sexy Sherlock Series)

The Scariest YA Books of All Time

By Lisa BernierOctober 10, 2012
Let's face it: Halloween hasn't been scary for you since, well, ever. Maybe it made your pulse race when you stepped out into the darkness on your very first trick-or-treating outing—but then you realized that your parents were right behind you, and that it was... More  →
The Scariest YA Books of All Time

Blogging B&N's Teen Must-Reads: Divergent

By ContributorOctober 8, 2012
Book: Divergent by Veronica Roth Synopsis: Beatrice Prior is sixteen, which means it’s time for her to choose the Faction that she’ll live the rest of her life in. In post-apocalyptic dystopian Chicago, everyone lives in one of five Factions, each dedicated to a... More  →
Blogging B&N's Teen Must-Reads: Divergent

The Casual Vacancy Book Club Part 4: Rage Comics

By Brandon SpecktorOctober 2, 2012
"Wednesday" ended with the most uncomfortable scene so far: future Parish Council candidate Simon Price forcing his children to assemble a stolen computer while he stands around and calls them names and marinates in his own rage sauce. For me this scene, and the air of... More  →
The Casual Vacancy Book Club Part 4: Rage Comics

Blogging B&N's Teen Must-Reads: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

By ContributorOctober 2, 2012
Book: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor Synopsis: Karou’s past is shrouded in mystery. She knows she was raised by four chimaera (very human mentally/emotionally, but a combination of human and animal physically) in a shop whose owner, Brimstone, traffics... More  →
Blogging B&N's Teen Must-Reads: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

The Casual Vacancy Book Club Part 3: Everybody's Got Problems

By Brandon SpecktorOctober 1, 2012
Welcome to part three of CasVac Book Club. Wake up and smell the teen angst! Today in the chapter called "Tuesday" we get two views of the public housing projects known as The Fields. The first one comes from social worker Kay Bawden, who picks up... More  →
The Casual Vacancy Book Club Part 3: Everybody's Got Problems

Fantasy Vs Science Fiction: Fantasy Wins!

By Robert IsenbergSeptember 26, 2012
Dragons or spacecraft? Blasters or enchanted swords? Ancient spells or telekinesis? The nerd's dreamscape is roughly divided between two genres: Fantasy and Science Fiction. Sometimes they mix (as in Star Wars or Dune), but usually they don't. And fans tend to lean one way or another.... More  →
Fantasy Vs Science Fiction: Fantasy Wins!