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One Year, (not) 100 Books, Take Two: Spring 2016

By: clarinets-are-awesomeJuly 10, 2016

Welcome to part two of four in my thrilling saga of reading 26 books this year and trying my hand at reviewing them. (Catch the first installment here.) The

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Children’s Books That Will Make You Smarter

By: AutumnMooncakesJuly 6, 2016

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Who would expect a story about three miserable children to contain so many vocabulary words? As the intelligent protagonists fall into one bad situation after another, their lives are sprinkled with figures of speech, allusions to famous literature,

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3 Captivating Fantasy Book Series

By: AutumnMooncakesJune 3, 2016

Watersong by Amanda Hocking (Wake, Lullaby, Tidal, Elegy)

When Gemma encounters Penn, Lexi and Thea, she thinks they’re normal snobby teenage girls. But after they lure her into a terrible trap, she realizes they’re sirens – monsters who feed on human hearts. And they’ve turned her

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Epilogues: Are They Necessary?

By: AutumnMooncakesMay 18, 2016

What do The Hunger Games, the Trylle trilogy, The Age of Innocence and Harry Potter have in common? They all end with probably-unnecessary epilogues.

 

It’s all very nice to show what the main characters are doing several years in the future, but must we really see

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Dystopian Novels I’ve Read, Ranked

By: AutumnMooncakesMarch 23, 2016
  1. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
  2. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  4. Escape From Genopolis by T. E. Berry-Hart
  5. Parched by Georgia Clark
  6. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
  7. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  8. Crewel World by Gennifer Albin
  9. Shadow Children by Margaret Paterson Haddix

Ones I Didn't Like:

  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  2. Drowned
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I Finally Read Divergent (And I Didn’t Like It)

By: AutumnMooncakesMarch 19, 2016

I read the first book of the Divergent series by Veronica Roth – but only because a) it’s pop culture and b) the movie left me with a lot of questions. (And I only watched the movie because my friends were watching it.) Sorry, Divergent

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By: chickfilangelFebruary 23, 2016

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What were your thoughts connected to this piece? I might do this more often with participation.

 

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