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Monthly Round-Up – January

Posted February 2, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 2 Comments
Monthly Round-Up – January

What I got up to in the month of January: Well aside from the obvious of getting over Christmas, dealing with being back at work with no holiday in sight until the summer, and trying to cope with the cold weather – January has actually been an OK month (well compared to previous years anyway!). My mum is doing a little bit better so that was a bit of good […]

P.S. I Love You by Barbara Conklin

Posted January 30, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 1 Comment
P.S. I Love You by Barbara Conklin

Not to be confused with the novel of the same name by Cecelia Ahern (which was turned into a movie starring Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank), P.S. I Love You by Barbara Conklin was the first book in the titular Sweet Dreams series (think Harlequin or Mills and Boon novels except aimed at the teenage market). My previous blog entry on the Sweet Dreams Series provided a bit more detail on […]

Goodreads 2014 Reading Challenge

Posted January 29, 2014 by Brin in Challenges / 4 Comments
Goodreads 2014 Reading Challenge

My final challenge of the year is the Goodreads 2014 Reading Challenge. I have taken part in this challenge for 2 years now (I challenged myself to read 100 books in 2012 and 250 books in 2013). I have decided to set my challenge to 150 this year, mainly to give myself some time off for blogging and…you know…real life! I love to read so having a higher challenge last […]

Sweet Dreams Series

Posted January 11, 2014 by Brin in 80s & 90s Young Adult Rewind, Sweet Dreams / 8 Comments
Sweet Dreams Series

I do not tend to gravitate towards straight-up romance novels as a rule (though I must stress that I do read some now and again). I generally tend to prefer science fiction/fantasy, urban fantasy and paranormal. If I do read contemporary, it tends to be of the Young Adult variety. I have to admit though, a significantly large portion of my teenage years were spent reading romance novels – most […]

80s and 90s YA Fiction

Posted January 9, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 9 Comments
80s and 90s YA Fiction

The Young Adult book market has changed a lot over the years. I read a great deal of YA fiction throughout the 1990s (the vast majority of which was actually published in the 1980s). The genre was quite different back then. There was not the vast array of choice that there is for younger readers nowadays. There really has been something of a boom in YA literature in the last […]