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Echo Dot Kids Edition Review - Features & Screenshots

About a month ago, I purchased the Echo Dot Kids Edition (Green) for my two kids. Mainly, it was for my 4 year-old who loves to dance and ask lots of …

First Chapters - All of This is True - Lygia Day Penaflor

<b>All of This Is True</b> by Lygia Day Peñaflor<b><br>Published by</b> Bloomsbury on May 31, 2018<b><br>Genres:</b> Young Adult, Contemporary Romance<b><br>Pages:</b> 421<b><br>Format:</b></b> …

Firstlife (An Everlife Novel) - Gena Showalter | Young Adult Fantasy

<b>Firstlife (Everlife, #1)</b> by Gena Showalter<b><br>Published by</b> Harlequin Teen on February 23, 2016<b><br>Genres:</b> Fantasy<b><br>Pages:</b> 467<b><br>Format:</b> Hard Cover<br>Buy on …

Mars One - Jonathan Maberry | Young Adult Sci-fi Review

<b>Mars One</b> by Jonathan Maberry<b><br>Published by</b> Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers on April 4, 2017<b><br>Genres:</b> Young Adult<b><br>Pages:</b> 448<b><br>Format:</b> Hard Cover<br>Buy on …

A Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J. Maas | Young Adult Series Review

<b>A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)</b> by Sarah J. Maas<b><br>Series:</b> A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1<b><br>Published by</b> Bloomsbury USA …

Review: What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada

<b>What Do You Do with an Idea?</b> by Kobi Yamada, Mae Besom<b><br>Published by</b> Compendium Inc on February 1st 2014<b><br>Genres:</b> Children's Books<b><br>Pages:</b> 36<b><br>Format:</b> Hard …

Facebook Does Not Care About Its Users

Edited on 1/17/2018 to add:<p>A big THANK YOU to Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, VP of AR\VR at Facebook. This man has a significant position at Facebook and …

Social Media

Chilling Releases: The Top 20 Thrillers to Read This Winter Season

Lexie Elliott<p>This exhilarating debut <b></b>follows six college students as they embark on a summer getaway to a farmhouse. Everything goes well until they meet Severine, the girl next door. Kate Channing, one of the students, finds Severine to be a nuisance. One thing leads to another, and there is a huge …

Children are learning to code with new toys they can touch and feel

So you want your kid to grow up to be Mark Zuckerberg? Get them started early. Toymakers are creating everything from board games to wooden logic puzzles to teach children—as young as three years old—how to code.<p>Kano and Primo Toys sell play sets that mix hardware and software, creating a hands-on …

Kids

Review: ARV-3 by Cameo Renae (Audiobook)

<i>ARV-3</i> by Cameo Renae<p>I thoroughly enjoyed Cameo Renae’s angel-themed Hidden Wings Series, so I was very interested when I saw that she had a young …

Make Grandma Proud by Learning the Five Mother Sauces

Though many of us are hustlin’ through the week begging for Instant Pot recipes and one-pot curries, it’s nice to hit the kitchen on a Sunday to make a carefully crafted meal. But after so many quickie skillet meals, how does one get their groove back? The mother sauces, of course. There are five …

The Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Books of 2016

<b>Want a spine-tingling, edge-of-your-seat read? A story that will leave you saying, “Wha-?!” The editors at Amazon have chosen their top 20 Best Books</b> …

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

How Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors and Publishers Can Take Advantage of Price Promotions

by Morgan HubbardIf you’re an author or publisher, price promotions are a powerful way to reach new readers and sell books.How powerful? In 2015, …

10 Feel Good Fantasy Movies You Should Definitely Watch

The realm of fantasy. Wizards, swords buried in the stones, talking animals, sword fights, magic, true love, all spectacular! Fantasy is the realm of …

A Monster Calls reviews from TIFF: J.A. Bayona movie is a tearjerker

There have been many thinkpieces ruminating over the downfall of movies in 2016, but <i>A Monster Calls</i> may be one of the rare cases to lift audiences …

Moving Fantasy Beyond Elves – The Fantasy Genres You Didn’t Know Existed

When you say “fantasy” to most casual observers, a few cliche things come to mind: noble elves, ruddy dwarves, and brash humans trekking through the …

Grief Is the Thing With Feathers review – a fable of magic and mourning

Max Porter’s poetic debut novel has sly fun with its literary conceits, while being a finely observed meditation on loss<p>There is a moment in Max Porter’s remarkable meditation on grief, family and poetry where a crow mischievously beckons two small boys into their father’s room, telling them that …

13 science fiction authors on how Star Trek influenced their lives

<i>Star Trek</i> has had an enormous influence on the world of science fiction ever since it aired on NBC in 1966. Gene Roddenberry’s drama aboard a spaceship introduced millions of viewers to science fiction across the world, and inspired some viewers to become science fiction authors in their own …

3 Truly Unusual YA Books for the Young Adult at Heart

Ah, to be young again. As we enter into a new school year, sometimes our thoughts turn back to those teenage days where everything was beautiful and nothing hurt — but everything was also very confusing, hormones were raging and feelings were turned up to 11. This week’s book club features novels …

Hitler’s Dog, and Other Problems of Historical Fiction

All men may be created equal, but it’s a somewhat less self-evident truth that all historical figures are <i>not</i>, at least for the purposes of the …

Comic Book Review – Dishonored #2

<b>Calum Petrie reviews Dishonored #2…</b><p><i>A face from Corvo’s past draws the Lord Protector deep into a nest of jeopardy. Meanwhile, Officer Cottings’</i> …

Comic Books

The Best Star Trek Books (for the 50th Anniversary)

I have a confession to make. I am a hard core, died in the wool, unapologetic Trekkie. I can’t remember a time when Star Trek wasn’t a part of my …

Best New Fantasy & Sci Fi Books: September 2017

As summer draws to a close and we look ahead towards fall, pumpkin spice lattes and leaves changing are not all we have to look forward to; there is …

100 Must-Read Hilarious Books

This post is sponsored by Penguin Teen.<p>Mara Carlyle’s senior year is going as normally as could be expected, until—wa-bam!—fellow senior Katelyn …

Margaret Atwood's new comic book is "bonkers"

Margaret Atwood, author of <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i> and <i>Oryx and Crake,</i> has completed her first graphic novel, <i>Angel Catbird</i>, with Johnnie Christmas and …

Literature

Highly Illogical: Why Every Incarnation Of 'Star Trek' Needs A Spock

You say you're fixing to make a new <i>Star Trek</i> show? Or film? Or novel, comic book, videogame, song cycle, stage play, puppet show or series of cave paintings? Great! Here's what you'll need to get started — the five essential building blocks of <i>Trek</i>:<p><b>1. A Cool Spaceship</b><p>... Duh. It's called <i>Star Trek</i>. …

From Q to Khan: The 10 Best Star Trek Villains Ever

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Star Trek

There Is No Such Thing as the Young Adult Novel

Here’s a proposition: there is no such thing as the young adult novel.There are, of course, novels written about teenagers and novels that focus on …