Want to Meet Your Goals This Year? Start Setting Definite Ones.

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by Amie Gibbons

Hey, how are those New Year’s Resolutions going?  : )

No, I’m not trying to bait you or make you feel terrible about yourself. I’m trying to make a point.  If you set goals, do you stick to them?

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All the Light We Cannot See – Book Review

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All the Light We Cannot See

Synopsis: Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home.

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How Pitching a Novel is Like Being in the Secret Service

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By J.J. Hensley

For seven years, I had the pleasure of being a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service. During that time, I conducted a variety of criminal investigations involving counterfeiting, check fraud, wire fraud, and even cell phone cloning.

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How Upper and Lower Case Letters Changed the World

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by Suzanne Purkis

When I was studying European history at university, I had to write a paper about the Carolingian empire. You won’t be surprised to learn that I chose a language-related topic. These days, as my six-year-old learns to read and write, I’ve been thinking about that paper. Today, I’d like to revisit it.

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Ender’s Game – Book Review

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Ender's Game

Let me preface this with the fact that I watched the movie before I read the book. And I liked the movie better.

That aside, this book was okay. The storyline was interesting, although I could never quite get over the fact that the kids were so young, but I think that was intended. As a founding author of the science fiction genre, and a definitive work, this is a very good book.

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Can Everyone Write a YA Novel?

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by Chelsea

Particularly not, but considering the fact that almost every teenage girl can connect with Dessen’s stories, it makes us feel like anyone can write a good young adult novel as long as you can relate.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not discrediting this woman: she’s incredibly smart and I’m impressed that she can crank out so many YA books without making them seem like the most cliché stories you’ve ever heard. She addresses teenage problems, as if she was in the body of a teenager herself, and it makes people want to be her best friend.

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Fangirl – Book Review

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Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 461
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Released: 10 September 2013

Cath and Wren are identical twins and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they’re off to university and Wren’s decided she doesn’t want to be one half of a pair any more – she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It’s not so easy for Cath. She would rather bury herself in the fanfiction she writes where there’s romance far more intense than anything she’s experienced in real life.

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