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I don't watch a lot of T.V. but Top Chef is one of my must-watch shows and when Top Chef: Desserts was on, I was equally obsessed because I have a serious sweet tooth. Case in point, it's 9 in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Omnivoracious
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I have a crafty spirit but if I'm REALLY going to make something it better have simple instructions and require a minimum of easy-to-find supplies. This is why I love Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman's book, A Beautiful Mess Happy... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Omnivoracious
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My family jokes that I can make always make somethin' out of nothin' in the kitchen, but what I usually come up with is pretty pedestrian. Peggy Wang's Amazing Food Hacks is going to make me look like a kitchen... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Earlier this year I had the great pleasure to sit down with two delightful YA authors to talk books. Chris Weitz, best known for his work in film including the movie adaptations of The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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When I heard the premise of The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone I was intrigued. I figured it would be really good or really bad with not much wiggle room in between. So I sat down to read a chapter... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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The Maze Runner movie is coming out next month (in theaters 9/19) and I'm already bugging the publisher to see if there are going to be any early screenings here in Seattle. From the trailers I've seen, and early buzz,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Percy Jackson's Greek Gods releases next week (8/19) and this Best Book of August is a look at Greek mythology as only the demigod Percy Jackson can do. We already know author Rick Riordan is an avid mythology reader but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Shark Week started on the Discovery channel back in 1988 and has steadily gained momentum in the years since. Sunday officially kicks off Shark Week 2014 with host Rob Lowe and we thought we'd celebrate with a selection of books,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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I'm a latecomer to deviled eggs. Never liked 'em as a kid and shunned them for many years as an adult. Until my mother gave me a recipe for Blue Devils--a blue cheese deviled egg. I will eat pretty much... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Today we launched our list of 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime and it's been fun to hear from readers and co-workers about their favorites. When we came up with our list we were thinking only about books... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Rainbow Rowell and when I met her in person a month ago, it only confirmed my suspicion that she's as fabulous in person as the books she writes. Her latest, Landline,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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An acclaimed children's book author and illustrator, Peter Sis' book The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, about his childhood in Cold War-era Prague, won a Caldecott Honor in 2008. Most recently Sis turned his attention to the life... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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It's the middle of summer and Seattle is scorching hot these days. The best I can do under the circumstances has been to hide out with a fan and distract myself with books. For the Best YA Books of July... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Still recovering from the excitement of the World Cup finale? Hotter that hot outside (and inside for those of us without air conditioning...) and don't feel like spending a ton of time on dinner? My solution: hot dogs. But not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Last week my fellow editor, Neal, wrote about Steven Raichlen's recent visit to talk barbecuing and his new cookbook, Man Made Meals. I also got to meet Raichlen when he was here and after flipping through the book while we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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I'm so sad to hear that Walter Dean Myers passed away. I had the pleasure to meet him at BEA in 2012 (pictured here), when he was the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, and he was delightful. Myers said... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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For his latest book, Ben Mezrich put a slight twist on the title of his best-seller, Bringing Down the House, but this time he's writing for a very different audience--young readers. Bringing Down the Mouse parallels Mezrich's nonfiction book in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Scary, but true--2014 is basically half over. There are still a LOT of great books to look forward to this fall (Skink--No Surrender, Belzhar, The Infinite Sea, etc.,) but this is the time of year when we look back at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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I'm a big fan of the show Orange is the New Black, and it's been interesting to see the commentary on binge-watching since the long-awaited second season released. Many readers can relate to this experience, it's basically the same thing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Leigh Bardugo and Marie Rutkoski are two of my recent favorites authors of YA fiction. Rutkoski's first book of her new trilogy, The Winner's Curse was a Best Book of the Month in March, and I'm trying to be patient... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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So, last week was Book Expo America, the giant tradeshow in New York that consists of authors, books, and events that bring booksellers and authors together. One of these events was a special screening of The Fault in Our Stars... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Yesterday the long awaited (yet another bittersweet wait...) sixth and last book in the Mortal Instruments series finally released. City of Heavenly Fire takes all the build-up of the last five books and brings it all home in a world-changing... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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One of my favorite YA books this month is Elizabeth May's debut novel, The Falconer, the first book in a planned trilogy. A mash-up of a Victorian setting, faerie fantasy, and steampunk, I fell right into the world May created.... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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I've gone on and on over the last couple of months about my love for E. Lockhart's We Were Liars. It was my Spring Reading YA pick and now it's our Best YA Book of the Month spotlight title for... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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You probably know Ken Jennings as the game show record breaker who won $2.52 million on Jeopardy! and then became a best-selling author. Most recently, Jennings has turned his attention to writing books for kids--really great informative and FUN books... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at Omnivoracious