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The Key to My Heart: Cheez-its and a Well-Turned Phrase

By Chelsea DaggerSeptember 18, 2012
As you butts surely know by now, it doesn't take much to win me over; all you really need is a basic understanding of the plot of Mighty Ducks 3 and access to cracker-based snack foods. But don't let my perilously low standards mislead you;... More  →
The Key to My Heart: Cheez-its and a Well-Turned Phrase

Blogging B&N Teen Must-Reads: The Outsiders

By ContributorSeptember 18, 2012
Book: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton Synopsis: Ponyboy Curtis is a greaser, living below the middle class line on the “wrong” side of the city. Still, he knows where he stands. He and his gang hold their own against the Socs, gangs of rich... More  →
Blogging B&N Teen Must-Reads: The Outsiders

Cute Animals Quoting Books

By Scott GreenstoneSeptember 18, 2012
In the future, Facebook will go the way of the Model T and blogs will be like the phonograph, but books? Books are forever. More so even than diamonds. Books will always be cool.So for those times when you want to impress Girl Wearing Frames at your local Barnes and Noble, c More  →
Cute Animals Quoting Books

Blogging B&N Teen Must-Reads: Where Things Come Back

By ContributorSeptember 17, 2012
Book: Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley Synopsis: The disappearance of Cullen Witter’s younger brother during the summer before his senior year forces him to re-examine everything he thinks he knows about his life, his town, and the people in... More  →
Blogging B&N Teen Must-Reads: Where Things Come Back

What to Read When You're Sick of Paranormal Fiction

By Melissa AlbertSeptember 14, 2012
Do you still get chills up your spine when the pretty girl in the book you're reading notices how supernaturally fast/strong/bizarre the hot new guy is? Or when she discovers that one or both of her parents were demons/angels/mermaids? Or that... More  →
What to Read When You're Sick of Paranormal Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Origin by Jessica Khoury

By Swapna KrishnaSeptember 13, 2012
Pia is a sixteen-year-old girl who lives in a secret laboratory compound in the Amazon rainforest. She’s never been outside the electrified fence that surrounds her home; she was born there, but she knows she won’t die there. Why? Because Pia is immortal. She is... More  →
BOOK REVIEW: Origin by Jessica Khoury

Crumbs! We Love Roald Dahl's Books! He Makes Us Want to Write!

By Janet ManleySeptember 13, 2012
Guess who's birthday it is?! You might know Roald Dahl as the beloved children’s author who created Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Matilda, or you might know him as the guy who wrote an entire (in fact multiple) books about farts. Either way, you... More  →
Crumbs! We Love Roald Dahl's Books! He Makes Us Want to Write!

Sparklers Are the Smartest People on the Interwebs (Compliment Courtesy of Writer Wars)

By Chelsea DaggerSeptember 12, 2012
Only a Sparkler could take the prompts I gave you last week—which required you to include items like a missing tooth, an old enemy, and a "hug that goes too far"—and come up with such GENIUS tales of redemption, horror, betrayal, and twinlyness... More  →
Sparklers Are the Smartest People on the Interwebs (Compliment Courtesy of Writer Wars)

Finally, Vampires Are SCARY Again in Will Hill's The Rising

By Crystal HudsonSeptember 12, 2012
If you're looking for a pretty, shiny vamp who'll take you to the prom, you won't find one in Will Hill's The Rising. The second book in the "Department 19" series takes vampires back to their fang-baring, throat-tearing, blood-sucking roots. All the way back, as... More  →
Finally, Vampires Are SCARY Again in Will Hill's The Rising

How to Defeat the Writer's Block Monster

By ContributorSeptember 11, 2012
It’s the woe of every author. You've just ended a perfect sentence, your fingers are ready for more typing, your hand is ready for more writing, and your mind is…blank. Yep. You have officially met the Writer’s Block. Luckily, there are ways to defeat this... More  →
How to Defeat the Writer's Block Monster