Oct. 15, 2020 - 3:59 pm
Let’s be honest: this has been a scary year already. Between COVID, the election, school closures and an unprecedented upending of life, you would think that YA readers across the board would be looking for light books – a pleasurable escape, if you will.
Yet, those who love spooky books know:...
Jan. 23, 2020 - 11:27 am
There is a great Stephen King quotes that reads, “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write.” It’s one of my favorite quotes to haul out when I’m talking to new writers because it contains so much truth: if you are wanting to write a book, then you need to be...
Oct. 31, 2019 - 1:32 pm
Hallmark Christmas movies have arrived! Beginning Oct. 25 (which seems ludicrously early), you can watch all of the Hallmark Christmas movies that your candlelight-loving,-marshmallow heart can take. However, did you know you can check out or order most of the books that inspired the movies before ...
Sep. 19, 2019 - 1:59 pm
It starts with the whisper of an idea; a concept, an inspiration, a fresh take on something that has already been done. Perhaps it’s something you’ve seen, or a song that you heard. Perhaps you’ve read something and thought “I can do better.” Perhaps you’ve read something and thought, “What great...
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Jul. 17, 2019 - 12:29 pm
"We live across the thousand dunes with grit in our teeth and sand in our homes. No one will come for us. No one will save us."
Thus begins the description for Sand by Hugh Howey, the New York Times bestselling author of Wool. Set in a grubby and brutal futuristic society, where the old world is...
Jun. 10, 2019 - 10:27 am
This is the first post in Elevated Reading, reviews that will focus on both fiction and non-fiction books that take place in Colorado, and the history behind those subjects.
Tallgrass, a novel by Sandra Dallas, is a fictional novel inspired by the very real internment camp of Granada, also called ...