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TRAILBLAZERS: 33 WOMEN IN SCIENCE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD BY RACHEL SWABY: BOOK REVIEW

  Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World Author: Rachel Swaby ISBN:  0399554165 (ISBN13: 9780399554162) Brought to you by OBS reviewer Kayt Synopsis:   Virginia Apgar. Sally Ride. Rachel Carson. These names are etched in history and included here as part of this awe-inspiring collection of profiles of … Continue reading

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Author : Andra W
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LOCK AND KEY BY SARAH DESSEN: BOOK COVERS AROUND THE WORLD

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie. Sarah Dessen is a chick-lit beast! In honor of my undying love for her, here’s my take on covers for Lock and Key. In Lock and Key, the protagonist Ruby must live with her unfamiliar sister Cora and Cora’s husband. There she discovers … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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BOOK NEWS FOR SEPT 27: YOUNG ADULT FICTION,SUE DENT AND MORE

Why adults read young adult and kids’ literature Source: sify.com A Kansas State University professor has said that it should come as no surprise that more recent young adult and children’s literature such as Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games” and Neil Gaiman’s “Coraline” – are also popular with adults. “Children’s … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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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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Author : Dawn
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User Review: Of Witches and Warlocks: The Trouble with Spells by Lacey Weatherford

Of Witches and Warlocks, is a series of books written by my favourite author Lacey Weatherford. She is an amazing and talented writer, not to mention a wonderful wife and fantastic mother to six, yes six children. How she finds the time to write as well I will never know, … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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TALKING SQUIDS IN OUTER SPACE

Source: cosmosmagazine For 10 years, between my early teens and early twenties, I didn’t read a single piece of science fiction. I enjoyed reading, voraciously so, and despite my interest in science, I looked down upon the world of science fiction. During these years, there was not a single sci-fi … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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BOOK NEWS FOR DEC. 7TH: LOOKING AT SCI-FI , VAMPIRES, AND FREE BOOKS

from Visions of Paradise: Fantasy vs. Science Fiction I read a headline recently that declared science fiction is dying, being replaced by fantasy. This spurred several thoughts in my overactive brain. It is undoubtedly true that fantasy dominates the genre these days. Locus reports in their November issue that as … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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TWILIGHT SAGA NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 17TH

MEYERS ENTHUSIASM FOR TWILIGHT DIMS  www.guardian.co.uk: With sales of more than 70m copies she is the queen of teen vampire romance, but Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has announced that she’s “a little burned out on vampires”. Asked on the Oprah Winfrey show if she’d consider writing another book in the Twilight … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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BOOK NEWS FOR NOV. 15TH: YA BOOKS GALORE

from Sharyn Wizda Vane at The Statesmen: Kick-start holiday shopping with books for kids Middle-grade fans of adventure and fantasy will enjoy the series launch of ‘Candle Man: The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance'(Egmont USA, $15.99). Theo Wickland has been kept cloistered by his guardian for practically his whole life, told … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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YA BOOK CLUB PRESENTS: INTERVIEW WITH MAGGIE STIEFVATER

OBS Young Adult Online Book Club Interview Featuring Maggie Stiefvater All of Maggie Stiefvater’s life decisions have been based around her inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space, and coming to work in your pajamas are frowned upon when you’re a waitress, calligraphy instructor, or technical … Continue reading

Author : Dawn
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CONTEST: WIN THE ONLINE YA BOOK CLUB DECEMBER SELECTION – INTERTWINED BY GENA SHOWALTER

Don’t miss this opportunity to own Gena Showalter’s latest young adult novel, INTERTWINED.  In honor of the SHIVER Online YA Book Club, Open Book Society is giving away a copy of INTERTWINED so you’ll have no excuse not to participate in the book discussion in December. Here is a little … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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SEEKING ASSISTANCE WITH THE DECEMBER YOUNG ADULT ONLINE BOOK CLUB

Do you enjoy reading young adult literature?  If so, we’re looking for you. INTERTWINED by Gena Showalter will be the featured book for the Young Adult Online Book Club. Do you think you could summarize and develop discussion questions for a few chapters? Are you reliable? Have you already read … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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YA BOOK CLUB: SHIVER – CHAPTERS 11-13

SHIVER by Maggie Stiefvater Chapters 11-13: Sam and Grace Sam and the rest of the wolves run for their lives. Some of them fall to the gunshots. Sam and Paul realize they’re being herded towards the lake, where they’ll be cornered. Everyone keeps running, but Sam stops. At the same … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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OBS PRESENTS: YOU ARE SO UNDEAD TO ME BY STACEY JAY – READALIKES

What is a readalike? It is a book that has a similar mood, subject, style, or tone to that of another book.  This time we are focusing on YOU ARE SO UNDEAD TO ME by Stacey Jay. Fifteen-year-old Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler by birth, which means she’s part-time … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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OBS CHAT WITH MAGGIE STIEFVATER – NOVEMBER 13TH – 7:30 (CST)

Are you a fan of Maggie Stiefvater’s books?  If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you to talk with her and tell her everything you love about her stories.  You will even be able to ask all your burning questions.  Don’t miss out. In honor of SHIVER being the … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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OBS YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER BOOK PICK – SHIVER BY MAGGIE STIEFVATER

Open Book Society’s Young Adult Book Club has chosen SHIVER by Maggie Shiefvater as its November Book Pick. Spread the word.  If you are a fan of fantasy, romance, and wolves you won’t want to miss this discussion. For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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OBS YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB – WE WANT YOU!

Open Book Society is proud to announce the creation of a permanent Young Adult Book Club team.  The key to success is a strong and consistent presence.  So, what does that mean for you?  It means, if you are a lover of young adult paranormal fantasy we need you.  Starting … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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VAMPIRES OUT? IS STEAMPUNK THE NEXT YOUNG ADULT CRAZE?

www.examiner.com: Of the ten books currently featured on barnesandnoble.com’s teen bestseller list, 7 are about vampires. And one is about a werewolf. As if we needed any more, this is clear evidence of the fact that vampires have all but consumed the Young Adult book scene.  From the world-obsessing Twilight books, … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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“THE STONE CHILD” BY DAN POBLOCKI WITH Q&A WITH AUTHOR

Review courtesy of Mihir Wanchoo at Fantasy Book Critic “The Stone Child” features Eddie Fennicks, a young boy who moves into the small town of Gatesweed. He’s a normal kid with one addiction: he’s heavily into the books of Nathaniel Olmstead, an author who writes horror-mystery books. Sadly after writing … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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MARYLAND AUTHOR TELLS US WHY YA BOOKS ARE THE NEW HOTNESS

examiner.com: The publishing industry, searching for the next big thing, has hooked on to young adult (YA) novels as a savior of the bottom line. Much has happened since the Seattle Post-Intelligencer crowed in 21007 that a “new golden age of youth adult literature” had dawned. Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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