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THE CLIQUE BY LISI HARRISON: BOOK COVERS AROUND THE WORLD

Lisi Harrison’s The Clique has been critical to the development of my writing. I fell in love with her brilliantly witty prose five years ago, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. Now, without further ado, here are the covers (but first, a synopsis):   About The Clique: Massie Block: With … Continue reading

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STOLEN SONGBIRD BY DANIELLE L. JENSEN: OBS PLAYLIST

  Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie I recently read Danielle Jensen’s Stolen Songbird, an intoxicating novel with a strong heroine and charming love interest. I hope this playlist fits the book well! About STOLEN SONGBIRD: For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city … 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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A LOOK INTO THE INCRYPTID SHORT STORIES BY SEANAN MCGUIRE: OBS SPEAKS OUT

  Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar A Look Into the Incryptid Short Stories by Seanan McGuire The fourth book in the Incryptid Series, Pocket Apocalypse, just came out on March 3rd, to which you can read our review here.  As you know, the series is centered around the … 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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SAY YAY TO YA GENRE (YOUNG ADULT): AN OBS SPEAKS OUT

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie Say Yay To YA Once upon a time, or rather, once upon the 1990s, the young adult genre was being born. Fast forward to 2014, and now the new adult genre is being born. However, instead of embarrassment due to the new adult … Continue reading

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AUTHOR DIANA GABALDON BOOK SIGNING: OBS SPEAKS OUT

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra Diana Gabaldon Book Signing The date is June 23, 2014.  The place is Chapters, Rideau Centre, Ottawa, Ontario Canada. The occasion…getting to meet a favorite author of mine…Diana Gabaldon of The Outlander Series fame. Approximately 500 – 600 fans gathered at this bookstore … Continue reading

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YA (YOUNG ADULT) IS THE WAY: OBS SPEAKS OUT

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie YA Is The Way Selective Reading Disclaimer: I do not mean in any way to be offensive. This is my attempt at a sarcastic, almost satirical post. I haven’t finished a whole book in quite a while. Yes, you’ve read that right. I … 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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