The Best 10 Books for Academy Lovers

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I'm new to this subgenre of fantasy called Academy books, but I've loved books about magical schools all my life. From the mysterious wizard school that Ged attended on Roke…

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What’s Up Wednesday

I'm following in the footsteps of some of my fellow YAB Bootcamp writers and joining in the What's Up Wednesday blog hop. (I know I just posted my check-in late,…

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A Call for Content Warnings

In the past two months, I've had to stop reading three different books because they "surprised" me with sudden and graphic rape scenes about one-third of the way into the…

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My eBook Reader: My Best Friend

I have always been an avid reader. Once upon a time, that meant carrying a bag full of books with me everywhere I went: usually one set of books for school, at least one book of fiction, and at least one other nonfiction book for non-school-related research. A heavy backpack or messenger bag went with me everywhere. Sometimes people, including my friends, would make fun of me for that: “Why do you have your big bag with all of your books? You don’t have school today.”

Riding the bus everywhere played a big part in why I always carried a large bag (I think that most people take for granted how much stuff they always have with them in their car), but I also just wanted to take my books with me. Even if I only had a few minutes to read while I was sitting and waiting for someone else to show up, or be seated at a restaurant, I liked having my books there. And I couldn’t pick just one book to bring with me, even knowing that I would not read every single one of them on a given day: I wanted the flexibility to choose what I wanted to read in the moment. (more…)

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