Tag Archives | Reading

Violence in YA

The other day I was having a conversation with a high school Teacher Librarian and she mentioned that her students are not into violent books, but they are fine with books like Hunger Games and Game of Thrones, both of which are pretty violent. This lead us to start considering whether we are somehow classifying violence differently in different genres, and I realized that this is definitely true of me. Don’t get me wrong- I’m […]

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Confessions of a Re-Reader

My name is Kelly and I’m a re-reader. I read the same books over and over again–some books I read once every year–and I love it. My husband doesn’t understand this. He is always reading something new. Sometimes he sees me re-reading a book and rolls his eyes a bit. He has so many questions and protests. But there are so many new books and so little time! True. And I read plenty of new books, […]

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A Little Less Romance Please

I am a romantic. I love the happily ever after of fairy tales. I want the girl to get the guy or vice versa, and I love reading about a good love story, but there’s way too much of it. I don’t mean that there are too many romance novels. I have no beef with that. I don’t even mind that so many of the YA novels being published are romances. What bothers me is […]

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The Rest of the Best MG & YA Books of 2015

Those end-of-the-year “best of” book lists can be rough. When you try to come up with only ten or fifteen titles, chances are some very worthy books aren’t going to be included, especially some of those published earlier in the year. It also seems like the same titles are always being mentioned; no doubt those books are great, but let’s share the love a little, yeah? Here then, from PubCrawlers and friends, are our picks […]

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Reading Goals

2015 was the first year I made any real concerted effort to track my reading habits. After having torched my Goodreads account a few years ago, I confess I came crawling back because I simply could not let go of the shelving function, flawed as it was. (Goodreads, I wish I could quit you!) Kelly and I gave our Recommended Reads in last week’s podcast episode and looking back at my year in reading, I […]

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