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Books for Dudes – “Spirit Animals”

“Spirit Animals” is book series in which one author guides the overall story, but each novel features a different popular children’s and/or YA author (much like “39 Clues”). Brandon Mull, author of “Fablehaven” and other popular fantasy books, oversees the … Continue reading

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Staff Review: The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason

Why I checked it out: I love the idea of a female relative of Sherlock Holmes working with a female relative of Bram Stoker. Why I liked it: Imagine the observant, logical niece of famous detective Sherlock Holmes partnering with  the stalwart vampire-hunting … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Mouse Guard: Fall 1152

Fall is a time for the leaves to change color, for eating pumpkin pies and for taking walks in hoodies while enjoying cooler temps. Fall is also time for….mouse guard border patrols helping mice villagers keep safe from predators??? Welcome … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Rithmatist

I never had to worry about nightmares involving flesh-eating chalk monsters…until now. Brandon Sanderson’s “The Rithmatist” is a fresh story completely different than many cookie-cutter fantasy books out there (although I enjoy the formulaic variety as well). This alternate reality world … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Powerless

Hi, my name is Johnathan, and I’m the new contributor for Books for Dudes. Whether I’m talking about comics, science fiction or fantasy, my enthusiasm is pretty catching (or annoying, depending on the person). Need to know how a superhero … Continue reading

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Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer

Why I checked it out:  A friend recommended this book. She said, “Between the Lines” is your kind of book, Jerilyn. It has fairytale people coming alive inside a book.” Why I liked it: The story is told in the alternating voices of … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Dark Lord, the Early Years

I picked up “Dark Lord, the Early Years” by Jamie Thomson because of its interesting, if somewhat ridiculous, premise. The Dark Lord, a Sauron-like being who rules the Darklands, is banished to Earth in the form of a teenage boy. … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Why I checked it out: I love novels that incorporate a variety of fairy tales into the story. Why I liked it: “Enchanted” includes themes from “Cinderella”, “Rumplestiltskin”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, and “The Frog Prince.” Sunday is … Continue reading

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Polly Shulman: Advice for Young Writers

Today we conclude our interview series with Polly Shulman, author of the Truman Award-nominated book, “The Grimm Legacy.” To read the first chapter online, be sure to visit Polly’s website at www.pollyshulman.com. For more great reading recommendations, don’t forget to … Continue reading

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Polly Shulman: Inspired by Fantasy

Our two favorite twins, Hayden and Garett Ballard, are back this week interviewing Polly Shulman, author of the Truman Award-nominated title, “The Grimm Legacy.” Polly has written about edible jellyfish, Egyptian tombs, infinity, blind dates, books, brains, centenarians, circuses, and … Continue reading

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