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December 21, 2014

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Detective Fiction Round-Up

Detective Fiction Round-Up

Despite their obvious differences–fifth book in an ongoing series; first book in a projected series, based on a TV show and movie; standalone by a master of horror–the three books under review today share something more in common than their detective fiction trappings. All three should take little to no prodding to fly off your […]

Door Stoppers

Door Stoppers

I thought we’d kick off the New Year with two of the biggest books of 2013. Both couple length with accessible, engaging prose that seduces the reader all the way to the end. Donna Tartt made her name with The Secret History over 20 years ago, and it has since gained cult status. The Goldfinch, […]

AB4T First Encounters: Stephen King

Over on my personal blog, my mom, co-blogger, and Adult Books 4 Teens reviewer, Sarah Flowers, has a post up about a workshop on YA servives she’s teaching.  As an icebreaker, she asked participants what books they were reading when they were 15.  My response is somewhat muddled, because I don’t remember my reading from that particular […]

Stephen King Surprises Canadian Students with pre-Halloween School Visit

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Stephen King stunned students at the Sussex Regional High School (SRHS) in New Brunswick, Canada, by paying a surprise visit to the school library, a week and a half before Halloween. The famous horror writer discussed his own evolution as a writer, his writing habits, and shared tips with the students for how to improve their writing.