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Review of The Anatomy of Curiosity

anatomy of curiosityHave you ever wanted to see inside an author’s head to understand how they created their story? Maggie Stiefvater and ciritque-partner/author friends Tessa Gratton and Brenna Yovanoff offer the chance to do just that with their collaborative new book, The Anatomy of Curiosity. The book contains a short story by each author, as well as an explanation of how the story was built and discussions on topics such as ideas, characters, revision, and doubt. Continue reading Review of The Anatomy of Curiosity


Geekettes’ Book Challenge: July Updates

Welcome back to the Geekette’s Reading Challenge! Want to see how far we’ve come since last month? Need to get ideas for those last few tough categories, like “a book by someone under 30”? Read on below!
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Geekettes’ Book Challenge: April Updates

Want to see the progress Kayla, Megan, and Carly have made since March on their reading challenge? Check out this month’s accomplishments below!
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Jane Yolen: Short stories and poems.

I love to read; it’s been a hobby of mine since I was a wee tot, and, while I’ll always enjoy a good novel full of interesting, well-developed characters,  intriguing themes and an entertaining plot, I’ll never say no to a good short story or poem. It’s remarkable what sort of emotional impact of some artfully-composed stanzas can have, or how an intelligently-written narrative in prose can grip the reader despite its brevity.

In addition to her children’s and young adult books and tales, which range from factual to fictional, Jane Yolen has also crafted some incredibly thought-provoking and poignant little treasures in both her short stories and poetry; I’d like to share some of my favorites with you.

Jane Yolen. Source.
Jane Yolen. Source.

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