Top Picks: 5 Awesomely YUGE YA Picks

Top Picks: 5 Awesomely YUGE YA Picks

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Each week, Bookstr gives you a look at some of the best novels in a particular genre for your continued reading list. Today we’ll be recommending 5 awesomely YUGE YA books!     5-Open Mic Night at Westminister Cemetary by Mary Amato   Image Via Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways   This past September 1st, the newest and the coolest from Mary Amato was released. The award-winning children’s and YA book author, songwriter, and poet from the happiest state in the United States—Maryland.   Image Via Amazon   Waking up on the final resting place of Edgar Allan Poe, Lacy …

Top Picks: 5 Thrilling Crime Books

Top Picks: 5 Thrilling Crime Books

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Each week, Bookstr gives you a look at some of the best novels in a particular genre for your continued reading list. Today we’ll be recommending 5 thrilling crime books!     5-Dressmaker’s Gift by Fiona Valpy Image Via One Page More   After living seven years in France, Fiona Valpy moved to the UK where she notes that “[s]he and her family renovated an old, rambling farmhouse in the Bordeaux winelands, during which time she developed new-found skills in cement-mixing, interior decorating and wine-tasting.” Well, if her skills at cement-mixing are as any good as her writing skills, then …

Have You Read This Oprah-Approved Alicia Keys Memoir?

Have You Read This Oprah-Approved Alicia Keys Memoir?

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In 2015 Oprah announced that she and Flatiron Books had started a new imprint that would focus on publishing nonfiction stories called “An Oprah Book,” and nearly four years later, back in March, we got the name of their first imprint title: More Myself by none other than Alicia Keys!     If you recall, the announcement itself was something special. It came out in a YouTube video where Alicia Keys unveiled the cover of her new book, describing it as “part autobiography, part narrative documentary.” Check out the video below!     Back then, Oprah Magazine noted that “[w]ith this announcement, 2019 seems …

8 of Literature Worst Monsters (Who weren’t all that bad)

8 of Literature Worst Monsters (Who weren’t all that bad)

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Who are literature’s worst monsters, but aren’t actually all that bad? Who has a silver lining that we can look into? Who are the almost monsters of literature that are almost terrible but not quite? Let’s find out!     8-Vernon Dursley Image Via Cat and Ellie’s Bookcase – WordPress.com   At least Umbridge told Harry the truth! At least she told him that he shouldn’t lie! Not only did this pig in a human suit lie to Harry, but he abused him since he was a BABY. He’s not even magical. Objectively, of all the characters from the Harry …

Port Chester Kids Treated to Free Books on Halloween

Port Chester Kids Treated to Free Books on Halloween

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Anyone go to Port Chester? Instead of kids going out on goosey night to flip some cars, they instead had the opportunity to flip through some books. Image Via Port Chester Teachers Association   Laura DeChiara, president of Port Chester Teacher’s Association told News 12 that:   We feel it’s important that they sit down with a book, be transported to another place and time, which is very different than reading the small little tidbits that they read on their phones.   Kids might get transported to new worlds thanks to books, but the Teacher’s Association got in their cars …