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OBS TOP 5/10: OUR FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2010

The OBS Staffer’s have picked their favorite books from 2010! Did yours make the list? Rose: Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth Amanda: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer Erin: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins Changeless by Gail Carriger Linger by Maggie Stiefvater Little … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR AUGUST 27: TERRY PRATCHETT AND MORE ON MOCKINGJAY

Why I’m going to the Discworld convention Source: guardian.co.uk It’s August in an even-numbered year. That means only one thing: time to head up the road to Birmingham airport. Not to fly, though. To attend the Discworld convention at one of the airport hotels. You may be wondering why a … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR AUGUST 24 PART 3: MOCKINGJAY, ‘SCIENCE’ FICTION AND MORE!

Suzanne Collins’ ‘Mockingjay’ is the real deal as trilogy finale Source: usatoday.com A simple question — “Real or not real?” — haunts the key characters in Mockingjay, the suspenseful final book in Suzanne Collins’ best-selling Hunger Games trilogy that has triggered a boom in dystopian fiction for teens. Set in … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR AUGUST 16TH: EXOTIC SCI FI, MOCKINGJAY, A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, AND MUCH MORE

New Exotic sci-fi: The Windup Girl and River of Gods by Noah at Cinefugue Science fiction stories are generally extrapolations of current trends. With the relative decline of the West and Japan, writers have begun to think about the possibility that the future might belong to Somewhere Else. The most … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR AUGUST 4TH: BEST LITERARY DRAGONS, AUGUST RELEASES, AND MORE

Ten of the best dragons in literature John Mullan at The Guardian Argonautica, by Apollonius of Rhodes This Greek epic poem tells the tale of Jason’s quest for the Golden Fleece. The fleece is guarded by an unsleeping dragon; Jason enlists the help of the sorceress Medea, who gives him … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS JULY 28: SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE, HUNGER GAMES BOOK TRAILER & MORE

Source: galaxyexpress IT’S A WOMAN’S WORLD Seriously, isn’t it about time women ruled the planet? I remember as a child wistfully thinking if women were in charge of everything, everything would be better. We’d be more compassionate, more globally responsible, more peaceful. Rainbows and kittens would proliferate in abundance and … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 23RD: SCIENTISTS & SCI FI, AUTHOR ADVICE, HUNGER GAMES TOUR, AND MORE

Why Scientists Should Read Science Fiction by Hannah Waters at geekosystem I write this post going into science fiction as a fan, but also unaware of how most scientists think about it.  I can imagine two central viewpoints: (1) scientists who enjoy it (like myself), simultaneously as entertainment and a … Continue reading

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OBS TOP 5/10: SUMMMER READING EDITION

TOP 10 YA Reads THIS summer: by Chris 1. Dark Flame by Alyson Noel – 4th installment of the Immortals Series 2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – 3rd and final book of The Hunger Games Series (August 24th) 3. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer – … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 2: MOCKINGJAY, AND THE HUNGER GAMES AT ECLIPSE PREMIERE UK

SCHOLASTIC ANNOUNCES ‘MOCKINGJAY’ PRINT RUN, TOUR DETAILS Source: publishersweekly.com Teens, tweens, and adults alike are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Mockingjay, the third and final book in Suzanne Collins’s dystopian Hunger Games trilogy. And come August 24, they shouldn’t have trouble getting their hands on a copy: Scholastic has increased … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 1: TEN SUMMER MUST -READ YA BOOKS AND DIGITAL LIBRARIES

Guest blogger: Ten summer young-adult books you’ll want to read, despite your age Source: usatoday.com By Nicole S. Summer reading lists always take me back to a time of frayed friendship bracelets, tie-dyed camp T-shirts and the yellowed pages of a classic. The children and teen titles being released this … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JUNE 13TH: LINGER RELEASE TOUR AND HUNGER GAMES BOARD GAME

Linger Playlist, Texas Dates & Happy Germans via Maggie Stiefvater’s Blog Okay, it’s Friday, and it’s before Linger’s coming out, so more Linger music (are you guys tired of this yet?) It’s now five-ish weeks until Linger’s release and it’s starting to feel really close. As such, I now have … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JUNE 9TH, PART 2: VAMPIRES, FREE iBOOKS, ANDROID KARENINA, AND THE HUNGER GAMES

Marmee Noir returns in Blake vampire series By J. Stephen Bolhafner at St. Louis Today Anita Blake’s guns blaze and her love life becomes ever more complicated in “Bullet,” the 19th book in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series. Those who think the erotic interludes in Laurell K. Hamilton’s novels … Continue reading

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MYTHICAL CREATURES THROUGHOUT HISTORY: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT ‘CHIMERA’

Chimera, at the sound of the word we instantly imagine the mythological creature. The combination of several animals morphing into one monstrous being. We have grown up witnessing its voyage in the Greek mythology and throughout the modern days in popular culture. Those who have a fascination for myths and … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR FEB. 12TH: SHIVER AND UGLIES MOVIES, HUNGER GAMES 3, AND YA GENRES

By Dave McNary at Variety: Nick Pustay hired to write ‘Shiver’ Former New Line toppers Michael Lynne and Bob Shaye are moving ahead on supernatural romance “Shiver,” hiring Nick Pustay (“Ramona and Beezus”) to adapt for their Unique Features shingle. “Shiver,” penned by Maggie Stiefvater, centers on a bittersweet romance … Continue reading

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