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Linger by Maggie Stiefvater. Recommended by Kat Kruger.

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater Published: July, 2010 by Scholastic Inc. ISBN: 978-0-545-12328-0 The Recommend: Sparkly vampires are so 2009. This second book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series has everything your teenager (or tween at heart) wants to read … Continue reading

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The Return of the Digital Handsell: December 1st, 2010

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But wait, there’s more! Author contributor book pictorial.

Thank you to all the contributors for this inaugural Advent Book Blog project. What a tremendous and pleasant surprise this has turned out to be. We hope you’ve enjoyed sharing your favourite reads from the past year, and that you’ve … Continue reading

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Bite: A Vampire Handbook by Kevin Jackson. Recommended by Rebecca Wilcott.

Bite: A Vampire Handbook by Kevin Jackson Published: January 2009, Portobello Books ISBN: 9781846272110 The Recommend: Over the course of his literary life, Kevin Jackson has wanted to be a marine biologist, a Surrealist, a guerrilla fighter — and a … Continue reading

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Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant. Recommended by Helen Spitzer.

Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant Published: March 2009, Knopf (@RandomHouseCa) ISBN 978-0-307-39754-6 The Recommend: After a long streak of non-fiction, this was the first novel I read — I urge you to make this the book you spend the … Continue reading

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Ron Nurwisah Recommends 2 Books! Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers and The Lost City of Z by David Grann.

Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers Published July 2009 by McSweeneys ISBN: 978-1934781630 The Recommend: The many tragedies and injustices springing from Hurricane Katrina are well-known, but that doesn’t take anything away from Dave Eggers’ heartbreaking story of a man destroyed by … Continue reading

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Music’s Spell: Poems About Music and Musicians edited by Emily Fragos. Recommended by RJ Wheaton

Music’s Spell: Poems About Music and Musicians edited by Emily Fragos Published March 2009 Everyman Library ISBN: 9780307270924 The Recommend: A charming, thoughtful, and richly eclectic collection. The design — as with all volumes in this series — feels both … Continue reading

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