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Engaging with authors

Posted about 4 days ago by Natalie Draper
I admit it, I am the sort of person who shares YouTube videos of favorite authors talking and reading at university lecterns, or hanging out in nice chairs on stages […]
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NaNoWriMo

Posted about 6 days ago by Naomi D'Archangel
Welcome to NaNoWriMo! I promise, that’s not gibberish. It stands for National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel from November 1st to 11:59pm November […]
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Cooking (and eating!) in November

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
Posted in Book Reviews
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Long Live the Pond Scum

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Jonah Butler
We can all agree, the world is a pretty fascinating place comprised of the tiniest microbes to the tallest mountains and deepest oceans. But beyond the grandeur sits a more […]
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Read Harder Challenge #17: Girl Mogul, Read Harder Challenge #18: The Lost Coast & Read Harder Challenge #19: Hole in My Life

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
Prompt #17: A business book Girl Mogul, by Tiffany Pham (founder and CEO of Mogul), is a must read for all teen girls who are destined for greatness! In Girl Mogul, […]
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Cowboy Fiction

Posted about 1 month ago by Meg Raymond
The westward expansion of America was untamed, uncivilized, and lawless.  Yet there were unwritten rules in the “wild west” that were sometimes as strict as any actual law.  Zane Grey’s […]
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Positively Witchy: Books and Movies

Posted about 1 month ago by Naomi D'Archangel
Here are a handful of books and movies depicting witches in a positive light.
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Positively Witchy: Local Witches

Posted about 1 month ago by Naomi D'Archangel
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“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.” Ah, Shakespeare, you fiend! His portrayal of witches in Macbeth has been the first thing most people think of when […]
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Read Harder Challenge #15: Zahrah the Windseeker & Read Harder Challenge #16: A Study in Charlotte

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Prompt #15: A book of mythology or folklore Zahrah the Windseeker, by Nnedi Okorafor, is a fantasy novel rooted in West African folklore.  Thirteen year-old Zahrah lives in northern Ooni […]
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September is all about YOU

Posted about 2 months ago by Meg Raymond
Posted in Book Reviews
September is both Self-Improvement Month and Self-Care Awareness Month, so make this month all about you. Self-care advocates often suggest visualizing a “happy place” to relieve stress and induce relaxation.  My imaginary […]
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