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Eric Smith is a Philadelphia-based author, blogger, and publishing professional. He's the author of The Geek's Guide to Dating (Quirk Books), and the co-founder of Geekadelphia and the Philly Geek Awards. He's a contributing writer to Geekosystem and BookRiot. You can follow him on Twitter at @ericsmithrocks.

Entries by EricSmith

The Great YA Roadtrip: Mosquitoland & Other Great Roadtrip Reads

(1) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 9:20 AM

Mosquitoland by David Arnold is a beautiful book. And I can say that without even opening it... although I have opened it, and devoured the stunning prose over a single weekend. But right now, we're talking about the cover. I mean, just look at it. Look at it! Kudos to...

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16 Of The Most Anticipated YA Debuts Due Out In The First Half Of 2015

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 7:35 AM

Ah, 2015. You are shaping up to be an incredible year for Young Adult novels.

There are a lot of highly anticipated sequels coming out, that I seriously can't wait to get my grabby hands on. Golden Son by Pierce Brown. The Rose Society by Marie Lu. And you've...

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YA Trilogies That Ended in 2014 (That You Should Read in 2015)

(13) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 7:42 AM

When you're browsing the shelves at your local bookstore, picking up the first YA novel in a series can feel a little daunting.

How long will you have to wait for book two? And once that comes out, what about book three? How will the series end? Will you...

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6 Tips for Taking Yourself on a Successful, Budget-Friendly Writing Retreat

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 10:14 AM

Whenever I see an author I admire posting a photo from a writing retreat, I feel a flash of jealousy. The pictures are usually from some gorgeous, foreign country that I've yet to travel to. Sometimes it's a picture of a sleepy little cabin, or a cute getaway hidden away...

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Cover Reveal: SKANDAL by Lindsay Smith

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 2:31 PM

I found out about Lindsay Smith's debut young adult novel, Sekret, the same way I find out about most of my favorite reads these days.

On Twitter.

YA bloggers were buzzing about the book! Sekret tells the story of a young Russian girl who can read minds and...

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Six Seasons and a Movie and a Book: Episodes of Community That Would Make Perfect YA Novels

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 2:29 PM

Let's just get this out there right away. I love Community, and you should too. Easily one of my favorite shows on television; the writers manage to mash together every single geeky thing I love into one program. Video games, Dungeons and Dragons, thinly veiled Doctor Who references (Inspector Spacetime?)...

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The Best (And Worst) Books About Love & Dating That Don't Actually Exist

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 11:36 AM

Some television shows are absolute masters of the fake book. Just look at Parks & Recreation, particularly the recent episode involving Rob Lowe's choice in parenting books. Lenny Kravitz's Are You Gonna Crawl My Way? Vanna White's I'd Like To Solve The Puzzle of Parenting? Brilliant.

While a handful...

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The Greatest Wingmen (and Wingwomen) in Classic Literature

(13) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 10:16 AM

Ah, the wingman. An important role not just in the world of dating and episodes of How I Met Your Mother, but also in the world of literature.

Whether they're building up the protagonist's self esteem or talking them up to other characters, if dating is an adventure (which...

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