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Afraid of the Dark

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.29.2015 | Comedy
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Grand Illusions

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.28.2015 | Comedy
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The Impossible Dream

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.27.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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D.C.

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.26.2015 | Comedy
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Accessible Fantasy

Hannah Sutker | Posted 01.23.2015 | Books
Hannah Sutker

There is nothing quite like being transported to a completely new world, of following the turbulent life of a plucky young protagonist who defeats fantastical evil against all odds and grows into their own. Answer this: in the current popularity of realistic fiction, where is everyone's favorite hero?

Rich or Famous?

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.23.2015 | Comedy
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...In Your Dreams

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.22.2015 | Comedy
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The Fatal Flaw

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.21.2015 | Comedy
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Selma

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.20.2015 | Comedy
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The Dreamer

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.19.2015 | Comedy
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Twitter Dee Dee

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.15.2015 | Comedy
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Wishing and Hoping

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.13.2015 | Comedy
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What I Really Want In The Bedroom

Rita Templeton | Posted 01.09.2015 | Parents
Rita Templeton

You want to fulfill my fantasies, right? Satisfy my deepest desires? I thought so. That's why I'm going to cut right to the chase and let you know exactly what I want between the sheets: no guessing games, no playing coy, just straight to the stuff that will make me melt.

The Storytelling Power of Sofia Samatar

Diriye Osman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Books
Diriye Osman

Every work of fiction is an attempt at inventing something better, something more textured and accommodating of the multiple possibilities of human experience than our present conditions allow. Sofia Samatar has upped the stakes of what is possible.

Top 12 Young Adult Books of 2014

Lisa Parkin | Posted 12.18.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

As impossible as this task always is, I found it especially difficult this year when thinking about the top young adult books I've read. This genre hosts some of the best stories I've ever had the pleasure of reading.

Tolkien's Future Vision of Lucid Dreaming

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.19.2015 | Arts
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Dreams play a significant role in The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkein's multi-part fantasy story written in the first half of the 20th century. The dream elements become muted in Peter Jackson's film adaptation, but in the novels they serve as an important source of insight for the characters.

Q&A With Sara Raasch, Author of Debut YA Series Snow Like Ashes

Lisa Parkin | Posted 12.30.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

Snow Likes Ashes is the best book I've read so far in 2014. It's got it all -- epic travel, forbidden romance and wild, untamed magic. In fact, I loved the book so much, I chose it as the October selection for Uppercase, a YA book subscription box.

Chasing Shadows: Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is Updated for 2014

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 12.22.2014 | Technology
Ilana Teitelbaum

To be a Gabriel Knight fan, growing up, felt like being in possession of a secret language. People might sometimes share the same favorite books, but games?

Interview With ABC's 'The Quest' Winner Lina Carollo

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Valerie Tejeda

If you didn't have the chance to tune in to ABC's "The Quest" this summer, you seriously missed one of the most awesome and innovative shows of the year.

4 YA Book Trends to Look for in 2015

Lisa Parkin | Posted 12.17.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

You'll be happy to know that young adult fiction has some new topics and trends coming atcha in 2015! As a YA book blogger, it's my job (minus the getting paid part) to tell you that the next big book themes of the year will be.

7 Reasons Fantasy Is Better When Funny

Piers Anthony | Posted 12.17.2014 | Books
Piers Anthony

I got into fantasy for a funny reason: the editor I wanted to write for was specializing in fantasy. Then I discovered that I just couldn't take fanta...

How Texting Is Wrecking Your Relationship

Brian Hanley | Posted 12.16.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

As night falls and darkness rolls in, I picture you sitting there, knuckles white as a ghost as you clasp your cold phone, laughing hysterically with your girlfriends. Laughing because I said too much, or maybe too little, or took too long.

Myths and Mazes: The Door in the Mountain by Caitlin Sweet

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 12.14.2014 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

In The Door in the Mountain Caitlin Sweet's work ventures into new territory for the author in two ways: It is YA, and it is a Greek mythology retelling -- in this case, the myth of Theseus.

Christie Laing of ABC's 'Once Upon a Time' Shares Some Personal Stuff!

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Christie Laing is great at teasing us, isn't she?! This down to earth actor really gets us going. Her bold personality is surely part of the cause. Christie is one of those actors that you want to keep an eye on throughout her career because you never know what's going to happen next.

Kid Lit Equality -- Fantasy or Reality?

Zetta Elliott | Posted 11.16.2014 | Black Voices
Zetta Elliott

The publishing industry can't solve this problem, but the relative lack of children's books by and about people of color nonetheless functions as a kind of "symbolic annihilation."