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Book Snapshots: Quick Thoughts on Recent Reads

Book Snapshots: Quick Thoughts on Recent Reads

Hey y'all! I know it's been quiet around these parts as of late--I have no excuses except that my workload has been CRAZYPANTS as of late. We do have a new podcast episode coming at you, basically a follow up to some of the discussion around the first two episodes of this season and I'm also working on retooling the focus of CEFS a bit as well, so it is in more alignment with what feels more "right" for us these days. 

But, I have been reading and posting some quick thoughts on Instagram, but since most of you aren't over there, I thought I'd share some of my recent reads over here with recommendations for who'd like them. Enjoy!

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Read My Guest Post on The Book Wars!

Art by Simini Blocker

Art by Simini Blocker

Did you guys know that the brilliant ladies of The Book Wars are featuring an entire month of posts about poetry and verse novels on their outstanding blog? 

Obviously, I was thrilled when they asked me to contribute a guest post, since I admire what they're doing on that blog so, so much. I thought it would be fun (probably not the right word!) to focus on what verse novels do best: play with readers emotions in the raw way only verse novels do. With that in mind, I picked five of my favorites that are guaranteed to punch you in the face--and you'll love it! 

Read my post over on The Book Wars -->

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Podcast Episode #29 (Season 3, Episode 3): Talking Cultural Appropriate, Diversity & Publishing with Nafiza (Part 2)

Podcast Episode #29 (Season 3, Episode 3): Talking Cultural Appropriate, Diversity & Publishing with Nafiza (Part 2)

We couldn't be more excited to have the brilliant blogger Nafiza of Bibliographic Monologues and The Book Wars fame join us for the second in a two-part podcast series on diversity and cultural appropriation.

Nafiza is one of the smartest ladies in the bookish blogosphere, complete with a Masters in Children's Literature, and we're so happy to have her join us for this discussion. If you'd like to hear more from Nafiza (and you really should), visit her online at Bibliographic Monologues and The Book Wars and check out all her smarty pants tweets at @Nafizaa

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Recommendation Roundup: May 2015

May was light on reading for the Clear Eyes, Full Shelves crew. Between BEA and just life stuff, the month got away from me, for sure. 

I did finally read a Katie McGarry book that worked for me. For whatever reason, her novels haven't clicked with me, and while I didn't love Nowhere But Here, I thought it was a really fun read, and sometimes that's exactly what you need. As has been the norm recently, most of the reading I enjoyed came in the form of comics--new issues of Saga, Ms. Marvel and Southern Cross (a new one you've got to check out!) all came out in May and they were so, so good. 

(FYI: Click on the cover image to learn more about the book.)

Sarah Recommends

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All We Have Is Now
By Lisa Schroeder
 
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