Category Archives: Reading

Deconstructing Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Last month I declared that contemporary YA lit killed courtship and announced my planned deconstruction of a contemporary YA title. Now that the book has been officially released, I feel comfortable naming it. The book in question (as if you … Continue reading

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The Death of Courtship in Contemporary YA Lit

My friend Ana has been working on a series of deconstruction posts at the center of which is Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Basically, Ana goes through the book with a fine-toothed comb and offers insights during her reading. (Read it … Continue reading

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The Magical Notebook Born from Fear

While chatting with a friend the other day, the topic of how we read came up. Something she said made me think of how I read and made me curious how other people read. (Mainly so I know I’m not … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesdays 001: Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley

A taste of Chris Priestly’s boo, Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror. Continue reading

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24 Hr Read-a-Thon Update Post

This post will stay at the top of the page until Dewey’s 24 Hr. Read-a-Thon is finished. It’s where I’ll periodically update on my progress and other musings. (I tweaked this page because it suddenly made more sense to add … Continue reading

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Reading Through the Night

Tomorrow is Dewey’s 24 Hr Read-a-Thon time. I will be participating this year…by reading and hosting a couple mini-challenges. I’ve already stocked up on my reading supplies: Cherry Coke Zero? Check. Microwave burritos? Check. Lots and lots o’ books? Check. … Continue reading

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The Story of an eReader

Once upon a time, I tinkered with the notion of purchasing a Kindle, or more seriously, a NOOKcolor, however, never acted on the notion. But one day while passing my local Borders store I saw a giant banner that said: … Continue reading

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Sunday Stacks 001

Sunday is the day of rest and reading, and these are the books in my stacks for this week. I’ve already started Entwined by Heather Dixon…it’s slow going. As I eased into chapter 4, I wished I were more into … Continue reading

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