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Read This! Catherynne M. Valente's Fairyland

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 10:50:23 -0700

by Trevor, Village Books bookseller I love speculative fiction. It doesn't matter whether it's science fiction or fantasy, written for an adult audience or younger, if it has a great story and memorable characters then count me in. And though...



Read This! Laurie's June Picks

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:29:41 -0700

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor The author of Strange the Dreamer (and if you have not read this book yet, drop what you're doing and read it - truly stunning in style, character, and plot line), wrote...



June's Just Write! 300 Words - Paragraph Prompt

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:18:25 -0700

It's time for another round of 300 Words (a paragraph prompt challenge featured in our monthly Just Write! enewsletter)! Read on to enjoy what creative words flowed from the leading sentence: "The sun's rays glittered off the water so brightly,...



Read This! Books in Verse for Kids

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:36:29 -0700

by Trevor, Village Books bookseller Today's children's literature often has books exceeding 400 or 500 pages. At times that's welcome; other times it can be fun to finish a book in just a day or two. Focusing on some of...



Read This! The Hate U Give

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:19:24 -0700

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Wow, just wow. This book contains a powerful punch - DO NOT MISS it, trust me. Taking a page from the news, this debut novel deals with a police shooting of a young...



Read This! Laurie's April Picks

Tue, 02 May 2017 11:24:23 -0700

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout Pulitzer Prize winning author, Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kittredge) is back to what she does best...stringing separate short stories together through similar motifs as well as character connections. Few authors are so skilled at the...



Read This! David Reviews Two from Jhumpa Lahiri

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:34:52 -0700

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri When I was given The Lowland as a secret Santa gift from a fellow bookseller, I was a little apprehensive that I wouldn't like it, knowing little to nothing about the author, and already having...



Read This! Laurie's March Picks

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:42:03 -0700

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor When I picked up this book, I needed escape. I was tired of politics, of satire, of real life tragedy. Thirty pages in and my skin began to tingle; I had been transported to...



March's Just Write! 300 Words - Paragraph Prompt

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:33:25 -0700

Well, it certainly felt nice to take a moment to finish last month's line for 300 Words (a paragraph prompt challenge featured in our monthly Just Write! enewsletter)! Read on to enjoy all the different ways we finished the sentence:...



February's Just Write! 300 Words - Paragraph Prompt

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:30:21 -0800

Thank you to all who put their own creative twist on last month's line for 300 Words! Read on to enjoy all the different ways we finished the sentence: "Looking up into the stormy sky above, s/he tried to find...