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Things That Are Free (Contest Winner + Books By The Banks + A Tip For NYCC Goers)

Three things: Thing the First) Thanks to all of you who entered the YASH bonus contest and the winner is… ::drumroll:: Melissa R., who I've already contacted. Yay. Hope you enjoy the book and that some of the rest of y'all check it out too. Thing the Second) I'll be at Books by the Banks …

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On Magicians, Books About

The result of one of the deadlines that was part of the recent swarm; I reviewed Lev Grossman's The Magician's Land (and the entire trilogy, really) for this weekend's Los Angeles Times' books section. Snippet: This trilogy is not, as it is so often described, "Harry Potter for adults." But it is a meditation on …

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Ten Reasons To Read YA (No Matter What Age You Are)

1. You like good books more than you care what section of a bookstore they're found in or maintaining some ill-defined sort of lit cred (spoiler alert: it does not really exist). 2. You're interested in developing your own informed opinions about various genres and varieties of fiction. The lit cred of being actually well …

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