Monthly Archive: February 2013

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer Book Review

When I worked at Barnes & Noble, I repeatedly had customers buying books written by Jodi Picoult. As I was ringing them up, I’d sneak a moment to read their backs before slipping them into a sack for the patron. Later that same year, my book club chose to read Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper. I …

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Crash (Visions Book One) by Lisa McMann Book Review

I read my first Lisa McMann book almost a year ago (Cryer’s Cross) and was so disappointed with it that I wasn’t sure I even wanted to read the copies of Wake, Fade, and Gone that I already owned. I hadn’t heard of her newest book, Crash, until it arrived in my mailbox unexpectedly and put it with my other books …

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An Evening at King’s English with Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs


Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs are both YA authors, but are with different publishers (though the same film company has optioned their books) and they are not two names or people that I’d put together. Yet tonight, they appeared together at my favorite indie book store, King’s English. I have read Ransom’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for …

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