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Shesten Melder

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A Bookish Life
Sure. It's been a while.  But there's a good reason, I promise. I felt like this blog was dictating what I was writing, reading, reviewing.  So much so, that it didn't even feel authentic anymore.  It felt like I had a to-be-read pile from authors, publishe...

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The Freckled Pearl's Original Book Page Art | Bookish Things
I'm going to admit it.  When I first came across The Freckled Pearl at a local boutique, I was taken aback.  I thought, "She's desecrated the books!"  I even said something like that to her face.  Yeah,  I did.  I'm awkward like that. Then I took a picture ...

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Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum | Review
Jessie's whole life has fallen apart.  In the last two years, she's lost her mother, found out her dad has eloped with a woman she's never met, and then moved to California to be with her dad and his new wife.  Everything changes - she starts attending a pr...

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Shackled by Tom Leveen
Description:   Sixteen-year-old Pelly has a master plan. After years of therapy, medication, and even a stint in a mental hospital, she’s finally ready to re-enter the world of the living. Pelly has been suffering from severe panic attacks ever since her be...

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Passion = Magician: Geekomancy | Quote of the Week

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Being An Awesome Fan | How To
I came across an article on MTV that Maggie Steifvater shared with her fans on Facebook.  It's a discussion between Cassandra Clare and Maggie Steifvater, discussing and sometimes debating the pros and cons of being accessible to their fans/readers online, ...

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The Jamieson Brothers Novels by Angie Stanton | Review
If you're old like me, and remember Hanson in high school?  No?  Oh c'mon.  Admit it.  The Jamieson brothers - Garrett, Peter, and Adam - make me think of the Hanson brothers - what were their names again? Oh, right.  Lost in the everspace. Rock And A Hard ...

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Monsters: Daughter of Smoke & Bone | Quote of The Week
(the Kindle edition is currently on sale for $2.99, click the pic to take you there)

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The Distance Between Us by Kasie West | Review
The Distance Between Us playfully explores judgmentalism, acceptance, and self-worth in a complicated coming-of-age romance. Caymen Meyers works at her mom's doll shop.  Her hometown is small, but it's rife with the have- and have-not- types.  Raised by her...

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Hope: Let the Sky Fall | Quote of the Week
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