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Dystopia with Hope: Teen post-apocalyptic fiction
I don’t seek out dystopian novels: I’m not usually looking for a downer, but somehow I end up reading dystopian novels for young adults, and I like them. These books have appeal that crosses genres...
Book Groupies: Book Groups, Pageturners, Engagement
“Who picks these books!?” That could be a question someone asks about In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. This well-written classic true crime stands up to the tests of time, but the violence can be a...
Books within Books
I must have a thing for books that have books within them, as two of my most favorite novels have such. Let me amend that...the books within happen to be parables...perhaps that is the icing on the...
Mary Doria Russell: From Sparrow to Doc
While my reading taste is pretty eclectic, until recently I hadn't read very much historical fiction. Perhaps it is thanks to those engaging YA historical novels I've listened to in the past few...
YA for adults: Tough Girls You'll Love
OK so I've finally read The Hunger Games (previously reviewed by Jen). I avoided it because I wasn't in the mood for a dystopian novel, and it sounded like reality TV (which I hate) gone amuck. They...
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