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The Art of the Novella

Randi Spray's Blog

One day whilst browsing at Hearthside, I came upon...

What young adult novels have taught me about how America will be destroyed

Randi Spray's Blog

In 2008, Suzanne Collins published “The Hunger Games” and a...

A month in book photos

Randi Spray's Blog

I could come up with some grand reason for having gathered together the photos you see below, but I won’t. It was curiousity, plain and simple, that caused me to type “book” in to the search bar...

Choose Neil Patrick Harris

Randi Spray's Blog

If you read only one celebrity biography ever, make...

Almost famous

Melissa Griffiths' Blog

After missing out on an opportunity to attend a star-studded fundraiser concert featuring Willie Nelson, I decided that when opportunities arise, I should take them, however weird the...

We've got a win, but don't stop now

Melissa Griffiths' Blog

Congratulations to everyone who has the opportunity to get married! Maybe I'm still in the honeymoon phase, but I think marriage is great. 

I was in a rental car between Seattle and...

Book quirks

Randi Spray's Blog

Books bring out the weirdness in people, not the subject matter. I’m referring to the actual, physical object that is a book, because everyone has their book quirks.


Booker season: And the winner is...

Randi Spray's Blog

“The Narrow Road to the Deep North”...

Booker season: 'How to Be Both'

Randi Spray's Blog

If I had to pick one word to describe “How to Be Both,” Ali Smith’s...

Booker season: An unconvincing future

Randi Spray's Blog

I’ll admit it was with great excitement that I settled down to read the Man Booker Prize shortlisted “J” by Howard Jacobson. I’d heard it was a dystopia and I, along with most of...


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