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books like the maze runner
books like the maze runner

5 Books Like The Maze Runner

Lost, you wander from book shelf to book shelf. The throbbing in your eye sockets remains even after a few days’ rest from your one-week binge read of all five books of The Maze Runner series by James Dashner. Now you are...
 
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state of publishing
state of publishing

The State of Publishing 2014 and 2015

As a book publisher I often wonder what the state of publishing will be like in the next year. Will we profit? Will we lose? How are the next five years looking? How were the last five years? What are the trends and how can I c...
 
 
 
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the-miniaturist resized
the-miniaturist resized

Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

With her first novel, The Miniaturist, author Jessie Burton proves that some debuts create more buzz than they warrant. While The Miniaturist does garner a reader’s attention, the book is fraught with issues that prevent ...

 
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Best Books of 2014 Nonfiction PicMonkey Collage
Best Books of 2014 Nonfiction PicMonkey Collage

Best Books of 2014: Nonfiction

2014 has been a great year for nonfiction, especially for memoirs. Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant, a memoir in graphic novel form, was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the inaugural Kirkus...
 
 
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PicMonkey Collage
PicMonkey Collage

Best Play Taught in High Schools (Results)

Last week we posed a question, and you responded.  I’ll go ahead and ask it again, though—what’s the best play you read in high school? Guess what?  We have a four-way tie.   Your Choices: Lorraine Hansberry’s A Rais...

 
 
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Books like the da vinci code
Books like the da vinci code
Books like the da vinci code

8 Books Like The Da Vinci Code

When I finished The Da Vinci Code series I was left a little stunned. I didn’t know what to read next. I started looking for more books like The Da Vinci Code, but came up a bit short. I couldn’t find much. When you are a littl...
 
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AlphaFighter_Part1_FullCover
AlphaFighter_Part1_FullCover

Alpha Fighter Cover Reveal

BOOK & AUTHOR INFO: Alpha Fighter by Ava Ashley (The Alpha Fighter Series #1) Publication date: December 15th 2014 Genres: New Adult, Romance Synopsis: The first part of Alpha Fighter, a two-part series from Amazon bestsell...
 
 
 
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Almost Famous Women featured image
Almost Famous Women featured image

Almost Famous Women, Megan Mayhew Bergman

Megan Mayhew Bergman is the author of two short story collections, Birds of a Lesser Paradise (2012) and the forthcoming Almost Famous Women, which I had the chance to read early. Each of the stories in her new collection takes...

 
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PicMonkey Collage
PicMonkey Collage

Best Play Taught in High Schools (Poll)

Shakespeare, Hansberry, Williams, and Miller—these are the names many of us fondly recall from our high school days. The list certainly doesn’t stop with these named remarkable talents. Ibsen, Wilder, and Beckett are just a few...
 
 
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owls nest books
owls nest books
owls nest books

Owl’s Nest Books – Calgary’s Finest Independent Bookstore

Nestled deep in the heart of Calgary is a gem of an independent bookstore, Owl’s Nest Books. I had the pleasure  to visit Owl’s Nest Books in Calgary, Alberta recently and meet with the owner, Michael Hare. Michael ...
 
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Top4FavoriteFantasy
Top4FavoriteFantasy

My Top 4 Fantasy Novels

Define what makes a book fantasy. Really think about it and all the hundreds of books that fall into this genre; it’s sort of a go-to for all the “stuff” that doesn’t fall into one of the other, more def...