Category Archives: YA

Rambling Reader Reviews, Part Eleven

Each year since 2012, I’ve set a reading goal in Goodreads, and since 2015 my goal has been set at 50 books read in the calendar year. Other than in 2012, I’ve managed to meet my stated goal each year, … Continue reading

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Rambling Reader Reviews, Part Nine

This past month, I’ve been continuing to read my way through two mystery series. I guess once I start on something I like, it’s difficult to leave until I see my way to the end! Here are the four titles … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Colleen Gleason

A few weeks ago I posted my reviews for two YA steampunk stories. Both were in a fascinating series called Stoker and Holmes. The two protagonists are a pair of intelligent and resourceful seventeen-year-olds: Evaline Stoker is a vampire hunter … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Stuart Jaffe (Free Books!)

  Stuart is the author of many short stories and paranormal series. These include The Max Porter Paranormal Mysteries, its prequel, the Marshall Drummond Case Files, The Malja Chronicles, the Nathan K books, the Gillian Boone series, The Parallel Society, … Continue reading

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Guest: Author/Psychologist Mary Kennedy

Once again, I find myself Facebook Friends with a writer who is also a psychologist. (Perhaps I should ask them what this means?) Mary Kennedy is a prolific writer with over fifty published works. She blogs with our friend Duffy … Continue reading

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Bring ’em On!

What do I read? What genre or genres? The real question is, what don’t I read? I was one of those kids who read the cereal boxes at breakfast. I read through the family’s World Book Encyclopedia by 4th grade. I … Continue reading

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Guest Author: April Kelley Jones and The Curse Breaker

I’m so fortunate to have several books published through Dingbat Publishing, and one of the awesome perks is getting to know several fellow authors from different genres. Early last month, Dingbat released The Curse Breaker, a young adult fantasy written … Continue reading

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Good vs Bad; Story or Style?

I had the idea that around this time of year, I’d review A Christmas Carol, but our Tuesday Fox beat me to it. I had considered tucking the idea away until next year, but she got on it. Good job, … Continue reading

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Goodreads Challenge 2019, Part Eleven

I love the Goodreads yearly challenge, because it helps me keep track of what I read, and reminds me how far ahead or behind I am toward reaching my yearly goal. For the past several years I’ve set my reading … Continue reading

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YA Read Any Good Books Lately?

Free Week :it’s Thanksgiving Week in America. I have had some respiratory illness, so as much as I usually enjoy having a full house, (and often guests from out of town), this year is quiet and I probably needed for … Continue reading

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