Author Thank You: Jennifer Niven

“The thing is, there are good days and bad days. I feel almost guilty saying they aren’t all bad.” Dear Jennifer Niven, We’ve actually met once, back in 2015 at NoVa Teen Book Fest — I had an ARC of All The Bright Places with a billion little blue and green post-it flags sticking out […]

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Author Thank You Note: Pierce Brown

Outgoing transmission: Pierce Brown Subject: Thank You Of all the authorial thank you notes that I wrote for this month — several of which are wholly ridiculous in tone — yours proved the most difficult to write. You are currently reading the results of attempt number nine ten Where to begin? I regret to say I went […]

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Author Thank You: Baroness Orczy

There are books stacked left, books stacked right Their covers gleaming in the light I scan through their pages, trying to tell Which book report will be less like Hell I find a book with the French Revolution A mysterious figure at its core Who’d spoil every gruesome execution Sold! Do tell me more… To […]

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Author Thank You: J.K. Rowling

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” Dear Ms. Rowling, Mr. and Mrs. Cassier of 103 Burbank Drive were proud to say that their daughter was a book-dragon, thank you very much. She was never one to be found without a […]

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Author Thank You: Jonathan Stroud

Mr. Stroud,1 I was 12, I believe, when I first picked up The Amulet of Samarkand on a whim2 during a school book fair. I didn’t know anything about it save what little it told me on its back cover — curiously enough I noticed something a little different about that description.3 I’d seen footnotes […]

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Author Thank You: Homer

“There can be no covenants between men and lions, wolves and lambs can never be of one mind, but hate each other out and out and through. Therefore there can be no understanding between you and me, nor may there be any covenants between us, till one or other shall fall.” The Venerable Homer By […]

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Thanksgiving? Thanksbooking!

Happy November! In honour of the spirit of Thanksgiving here in America, in which most of our country exists in a spirit of “thankfulness” and, well, gorging on copious amounts of food followed by an insane amount of low-priced shopping — but let’s focus on that thankfulness, shall we? Anyways, in honour of this grateful […]

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Review: Gemina

Gemina by Amie Kaufman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well, folks, they did it again. Illuminae was, in my humble opinion, one of the finest books published in 2015. As a book in its own right, it ticked every box and then some — how Kristoff and Kaufman managed to cram everything that they […]

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