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KELLI A WILKINS AUTHOR OF KROPSY’S CURSE: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Open Book Society reviewer Andra is back this month with a great interview! Here she chats with author Kelli A. Wilkins, in which they discuss her book KROPSY’S CURSE, motivation behind the story, sequels, future projects, and more. Enjoy! Be sure to read our review for Kropsy’s Curse here at … Continue reading

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DIVERSITY IN YA GENRE (YOUNG ADULT): OBS SPEAKS OUT

  Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie OBS Speaks Out: Diversity in YA Genre (Young Adult) Discussion of diversity in media, young adult fiction in particular, has exploded in the past few months. An increasing number of authors are trying to include characters of varying ethnicities, classes, and sexual … Continue reading

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ANNE OF GREEN GABLES BY L.M. MONTGOMERY: BOOK COVERS AROUND THE WORLD

  Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie   I first read Anne of Green Gables in fourth grade, and I’ve reread at least twice a year ever since. It suffices to say Anne of Green Gables is my all-time favorite novel, but it’s been so much more than that … Continue reading

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REBECCA CHASTAIN AUTHOR OF MAGIC OF THE GARGOYLES: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

  Open Book Society, reviewer Scott, is back this week with another great interview with Rebecca Chastain author of MAGIC OF THE GARGOYLES. Here they discuss transition between series, the influence of genres in her stories, scenes left out in the writing process, gargoyles as inspiration, characters, future projects, and … Continue reading

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SHOULD YOU READ A BOOK IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE AUTHOR’S BEHAVIOR?: OBS SPEAKS OUT

  Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie   OBS Speaks Out: Should you read a book if you don’t like the author’s behavior? Many public figures, including politicians such as the President,  depend on their actions in order to maintain their status and keep their job. Yet an author’s … Continue reading

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A REFLECTION ON BOOK REVIEWS: OBS SPEAKS OUT

  Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie A REFLECTION ON BOOK REVIEWS   If you’ve ever gone on a book reviewing website, such as Goodreads, chances are you’ve come across at least one scathing review of a novel. If you haven’t, please try to avoid them. However, if you … Continue reading

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M.J. SCOTT AUTHOR OF THE HALF-LIGHT CITY SERIES: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

  OBS reviewer Heidi is back this week in an all new interview with M.J. Scoot author of The Half-Light City series. Here they chat about the effect left by her first published book, the story and its characters, will there be more books in the series, hobbies, sports and … Continue reading

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DYSTOPIA: TO DISS OR NOT TO DISS – OBS SPEAKS OUT

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie    Dystopia: To Diss or Not To Diss As you can all tell, dystopian novels are the popular genre in YA literature today. From The Hunger Games to Divergent to Legend, the dystopian novel really brings in the cash not just to the … Continue reading

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DEAR JOHN: PRE-EMPTIVELY DUMPING THE READER – OBS SPEAKS OUT

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andrea Dear John: Pre-emptively Dumping the Reader “Life is too short to read books you don’t like, so if you’re not having a good time, stop doing it.” Laurell K. Hamilton Writers are sensitive creatures, or so my girlfriend who is a writer tells … Continue reading

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50 SHADES OF SUBMISSION: OBS SPEAKS OUT

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andrea 50 SHADES OF SUBMISSION     Upon the recommendation of a co-worker I read E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey, I admit it. In fact, I read the whole series and enjoyed it…sort of. Incidentally, reading it did not make me want to have … Continue reading

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DID YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR MAKE THE LIST: OBS SPEAKS OUT

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Jacki  Did your favorite author make the list? What makes a book a bestseller? And what makes a book not only a bestseller, but can create a loyal fan following? Well, Forbes answered that by releasing top earning writers and it seems that sex … Continue reading

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SOMETIMES THE AUTHOR ISN’T THE ONLY COOK STIRRING THE POT: BY AUTHOR GARY ALAN RUSE

“Sometimes the author isn’t the only cook stirring the pot…” A guest blog by Gary Alan Ruse When the vast majority of people read a novel, they take it for granted that the book in their hands is exactly what the author intended it to be.  Many times it is…but … Continue reading

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THE DEMON’S LEXICON BY SARAH REES BRENNAN: BOOK COVERS AROUND THE WORLD

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie   The Demon’s Lexicon is a book about demons, obviously, but not in the typical way. It’s a dark, gorgeous fantasy where nothing can be predicted.  So you’ll definitely love this book!   United States So I had the one on the left … Continue reading

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BOOKS: A GUEST BLOG BY CAROL NICOLAS & THE SIXTH POWER BLOG TOUR!

Open Book Society is happy to bring you another exciting blog tour!  This one is for Carol Nicolas’s The Sixth Power and it brought to you by Bewitching Book Tours.  Keep reading for a guest blog from Carol on her love of books, that I’m sure we can all relate … Continue reading

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MERMAIDS: MYTHICAL CREATURES THROUGHOUT HISTORY

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi   Mermaids are one of the more well-known aquatic creatures of legend with the top half of their bodies in a human form, but with the tail of a fish.  The stories, depicting mermaids from books, to TV, and even movies have varying … Continue reading

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BOOK ADAPTATIONS: A TO Z

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Alisha Don’t feel like reading the book and rather watch the movie? Well here is an A to Z of book to movie adaptations! A: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – Starring Benjamin Walker as Abraham Lincoln and Dominic Cooper as Henry Sturges. B: Beastly … Continue reading

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BOOK INSPIRED COSTUMES FOR HALLOWEEN: OBS SPEAKS OUT

Halloween is just around the corner, is everyone ready? Do you have everything to go with your costume? Do you have the candy prepared? Yes. No. Well, even if you’re not going to any Halloween parties on the 31st or before that day, there are some who will get dressed … Continue reading

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MATT LARKIN AUTHOR OF CHILDREN OF THE SUN AND MOON EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

I recently had a fun time interviewing author Matt Larkin creator of the ‘Skyfall trilogy’ talking about his first book ‘Children of the Sun and Moon’! In it we learn interesting facts about his upcoming book and his next series, more about his characters and even some of his favorite … Continue reading

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U.S JUSTICE DEPARTMENT VS. PUBLISHING INDUSTRY : OBS SPEAKS OUT

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Annabell Cadiz U.S. Justice Department vs. Publishing Industry and Apple Co. E-books are on the rise and traditional publishing may soon become a thing of the past. The writing industry is one of the slowest changing industries in the creative arts world. But due … Continue reading

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SIXTIES SHOCKERS: A CRITICAL FILMOGRAPHY OF HORROR CINEMA, 1960-1969 COMIC BOOK/GRAPHIC NOVEL HIGHLIGHT

For this Comic Book/Graphic Novel Highlight we have a special treat, not quite a comic, nor a graphic novel, but worthy of placement in our weekly highlight is Sixities Shockers: A Critical Filmography of Horror Cinema, 1960-1969. by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn. This comprehensive filmography provides critical analyses and … Continue reading

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OBS TACKY MERCHANDISE: ZOMBIES EDITION

Just like with vampires, the love of zombies will never die, and neither do they. These supernatural creature won’t be going away any time soon, whether it be through art, film or products. This month Open Book Society takes a look at Tacky Merchandise involving zombies. As we always stipulate, … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR MAY 19: CHRISTOPHER FARNSWORTH’S ‘BLOOD OATH’ TO BECOME A MOVIE

Source: getthebigpicture BLOOD OATH VAMPIRE SECRET AGENT BOOK TO BECOME A MOVIE The man who acquired the rights, Warp Films’ Lucas Foster, recognizes that this could turn silly, but says Farnsworth sells it the right way. “It’s a big idea and it’s an idea that in the wrong hands could have … Continue reading

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TWITTER TOPICS: iPAD AND READING BOOKS: WILL IT REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY YOU READ?

TWITTER TOPICS iPad and Reading Books: Will It Revolutionize The Way You Personally Read? Kindle has been out for a while, but I haven’t seen anyone holding up a Kindle and reading. Mind you I no longer travel the NYC subway, so I could be missing out on this picture. … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS: VAMPIRE GROUP CONNECTS READERS & THE HUGO AWARD NOMINEES

Source: houmatoday VAMPIRE GROUPS CONNECTS READERS WITH FANTASTIC INTERESTS Some readers crave more than just story lines and thought-provoking themes in a book. They want those elements delivered by blood-drinking, winged or futuristic creatures. Local readers with a taste for vampires, fairies and beasts of the Apocalypse can now share … Continue reading

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OBS TWITTER TOPIC: WHAT BOOKS DO YOU LOVE READING OVER AND OVER AGAIN?

Twitter Topic: What Book Do You Love Reading Over and Over Again? We all have one.  A book we just adore and find ourselves reading time and time again.  Which book do you find yourself reading over and over again?  What draws you to the story?  And why do you … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS: BRAM STOKER AWARDS & SAMUEL R. DELANY’S DHALGREN

Source: scifiscope BRAM STOKER AWARD WINNERS The Horror Writers Association (HWA) announced the winners of this year’s Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement at a banquet last night held during the World Horror Convention. The awards recognize works published during 2009. The winners are: Novel: Audrey’s Door by Sarah Langan (Harper) First Novel: Damnable … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS: MARGARET ATWOOD AND STEPHEN JANIS REVIEW

ATWOOD’S ARTISTIC ADVANTAGE Source: buffalonews Margaret Atwood didn’t study for a liberal arts degree with any idea that she was going to become a great writer –indeed, a dean of modern Canadian letters. All that lay far in the future in her young adulthood; too far to imagine, even for … Continue reading

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