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11 Books to Help you Know What to Do About Problems in Society

So…What Now? Books to Help You Know What to Do About Problems in Society

By Jamie | July 29, 2020
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If I know you–and I think I do–you’re nervous or scared about how things are going in the world and in the U.S., with the pandemic, racism protests, and other problems. You’re tired because you’ve either had to hunker down at home with your kids, becoming their co-teacher, or keep going to a job at…

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How to Write Better Characters: the Occupation Thesaurus

By Jamie | July 20, 2020
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Hi everyone! Today I have something fun to share…a special chance to win some help with your writing bills. Awesome, right? Some of you may know Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi of Writers Helping Writers. Today they are releasing a new book, and I’m part of their street team. I’m handing the blog over to…

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Books on Racism, Anti-Racism, and Empathy for Teens and Tweens

By Jamie | July 15, 2020
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I mentioned last month the journey I’ve begun as a result of the continued anti-racism protests. It started with providing a short list of science fiction and fantasy books by black authors, books that I’ve enjoyed, found deals on, and recommend. It continues with my participation in What Lies Between Us, an anti-racism course taught…

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Books That Should Be Made Into Movies

By Jamie | July 7, 2020
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Did you know that Goodreads has a list of 28,871 books that its users have said should be made into movies, the top ten of which are all YA titles? They are: City of Ashes, by Cassandra Clare Hush, Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick City of Glass, by Cassandra Clare Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare Marked,…

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Book Reviews and Deals: These Broken Stars and the Starbound Trilogy: Tidal Wave Reads

By Jamie | August 7, 2016
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I must start this book review by mentioning another book review site, The Book Smugglers, because it is from that site and its really good, in-depth reviews that I learned about These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. The book is sometimes called “Titanic in space” because the crash of a giant spaceship…

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Book Review: Echoes of Silence by Elana Johnson

By Jamie | July 24, 2016
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You guys. Have you read anything by Elana Johnson? She’s written almost thirty books, under either her name or the pen name Liz Isaacson. She’s local (i.e., Utah), super nice, and an awesome speaker. And her books are addictive. I just read Echoes of Silence by Elana, and it was not-put-downable. What’s Echoes of Silence…

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Book Review: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet — A Wow Read

By Jamie | July 7, 2016
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What Is Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet About? Reading a synopsis like this, what would you think? Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities, which are then passed on to those who eat them. She doesn’t know why she can do this and remembers nothing of…

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