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Tina Burke
Book nerd & blogger at Christina Reads YA
Book nerd & blogger at Christina Reads YA
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Why You May Not See As Many Reviews Here Anymore
You may not see so many reviews here anymore. I know I've lately been absent, more generally speaking, but when I think about blogging, usually the last thing on my mind is reviewing books (though next week, I think, you'll see reviews on Labrynth Lost and ...

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I Didn't Like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Okay, so I might be weeks late, and many people might have already posted on this topic, but hey, maybe many of you have also already seen Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them  and maybe many of you weren't certain why you didn't like the movie or maybe ...

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Because You Love to Hate Me | Back Cover + Villain-Author Pairing Reveal
Hey, y'all, look at the glorious back cover of Because You Love to Hate Me , a young adult villain-themed anthology pairing authors & booktubers! And, and, and do you want to know which author I was paired with and what villain my author is portraying? Chec...

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Because You Love to Hate Me Cover Reveal
Hey, all! Have you seen the cover reveal for Because You Love to Hate Me , edited by Ameriie ( the YA villain-themed anthology that I am participating in )? Check it out below the cut! Because You Love to Hate Me Cover Reveal You can find out more informati...

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August and September Recap / Book Talk
Hey, everyone! Today I've got my August and September recap. It's been a while since I've updated; I'm probably, right now, in a relationship best described by Katherine Locke, who once wrote that she wasn't in a relationship because she was in a relations...

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July TBR
Hey, all! Today I’m here to talk about my July TBR, including four middle grade fantastical adventure stories and four young adult novels that aren’t quite as easily grouped together. I went on vacation in New Zealand for two weeks in June (5-19) and then m...

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Is "Light-Hearted" SFF Taken Seriously?
My friend's boyfriend asked me for book recommendations the other day. He said that he liked Brandon Sanderson's works and the Wheel of Time series but that Game of Thrones, which everyone had recommended, was too dark and bloody. But more importantly, he a...

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Review: Three Dark Crowns - Kendare Blake
Release Date : September 20, 2016 Source : Edelweiss Published by : HarperTeen An early review, I know! But in case you have an ARC and are debating whether to read... or debating whether to pre-order... Three Dark Crowns  - Kendare Blake | Goodreads Every ...

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Recommendations: Nerdy Academic Love Interests
So, say you've read A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, and you realized, hey, you like the romance, you like the sex, you want more of this in YA but there aren't too many novels for you to read. Maybe you want to move up, find other romance nove...

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Tina Makes the Bookish Rounds (101): Cover Reveals Part IV
Tina Makes the Bookish Rounds is a feature that will let you know about recent MG/YA/NA book related news. I'll post about articles from the publishing industry, cover reveals, discussions from the book community, the latest tv/movie news, and giveaways tha...
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