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Aged 30-44? 4 great reasons you should read YA fiction right now

Lotions & Potions by JustArd

Slate journalist Ruth Graham said this week that “adults should feel embarassed about reading literature written for children.” We probably shouldn’t tell her that the example of the kind of author we grown ups ought to read, Charles Dickens, appears on many

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Book Review – Magic City: Recent Spells

Magic City: Recent Spells – 5 out of 5 stars City living, at least in fantasy fiction, is full of both magical wonder and dark enchantment. – See more at: http://www.prime-books.com/#sthash.maRQm46v.dpuf City living, at least in fantasy fiction, is full

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Book Review: The Prince’s Pen by Horatio Clare

The Prince’s Pen by Horatio Clare: 4 out of 5 stars The Invaders drones hear everything and miss nothing. England is now a defeated archipelago but somewhere in the higher ground to the far west, insurrection is brewing. The Prince’s

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Book Review: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett – 4 out of 5 stars A 1989 predecessor of Game of Thrones, Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth follows the fortunes of a wide case of characters through the war

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Book Review: Delerium by Lauren Oliver

Delerium by Lauren Oliver – 3 out of 5 stars Ok, so I’ll admit that maybe I need to take a break from YA dystopian novels before I become completely jaded! Next time, something completely different, but for now let’s

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Book Review: Uglies by Scott Westerfield

Uglies by Scott Westerfield – 2 out of 5 stars Uglies is the first in a series of YA dystopian novels, aimed more at the younger end of the YA market. In the opening novel, we meet Tally, a girl

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Bob Hoskins: The man who made it ok to be stuck in the middle

Yesterday I learned that Bob Hoskins passed away. Already there have been tributes and obituaries praising his performance in films like Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Long Good Friday. But I’ll always admire him for The Raggedy Rawney. Hoskins

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