The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

I have read several books since returning home from my mission–particularly books that were released during my time in the mission field.  One of those books was suggested by a good friend of mine and since reading it, it has become one of my favorite books.  It’s certainly the best book I’ve read since my…

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YA Book Suggestion: The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner

Since reading the Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins, The Road by Cormac McCarthy and Nineteen-Eighty-Four by George Orwell, I’ve been craving dystopian novels.  One of the recent books I picked up was The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I had heard of Dashner before from his The 13th Reality series (I have yet to…

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Mockingjay Review (SPOILERS INCLUDED)

Ok, before getting to the actual review, I just gotta say that I was NOT pleased with Barnes and Noble. I’m a huge fan of B&N, but I was really disappointed when I ordered my copy of Mockingjay from them. Aside from it not arriving the day of its release, the way they packaged it…

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Gnomes: No. Mages: No. Bran Hambric: YES!

We’re beginning to see more and more young authors in the publishing business, whether in the self-publishing or mainstream publishing industries. Who comes to mind when you think of a young author? Christopher Paolini? Nancy Yi Fan? Cayla Kluver has been making headlines herself lately. Kaleb Nation should be making headlines himself soon, as he…

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Max Quick

Before I began writing Space Dog (this was sometime in 2006), I was almost certain that I was going to self-publish.  I had my options narrowed down to two services: Lulu and AuthorHouse.  I investigated both Lulu and AuthorHouse, taking a look at their prices, offered book types, distribution options and the books that were…

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Hungry for the Hunger Games!

The Hunger Games by Susanne Collins was released last September, and I actually read it last December, but I had a mini sneak preview of it last summer.  So, why am I blogging about it now – almost a year later?  Simply because I never got to it before.  It’s summer now, and with the…

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