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Among Others / Jo Walton ~ Raised by a half-mad mother who dabbled in magic, Morwenna Phelps found refuge in two worlds. As a child growing up in Wales, she played among the spirits who made their homes in industrial ruins. But her mind found freedom and promise in the science fiction novels that were her closest companions. Then her mother tried to bend the spirits to dark ends, and Mori was forced to confront her in a magical battle that left her crippled--and her twin sister dead.

Another pinner said: the best book i have ever read. my forever favorite. changed my life.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Interesting look at the history of the HeLa cell line and the woman who made it all possible.

August 2011-Zombie romance? The very idea of this book intrigued me. Amy was one of the authors joining me on the YA Scavenger Hunt and I hurried out to pick up her book shortly after that. I loved getting a tour of Paris and sitting at a cafe reading with the main character. The idea of the revenants and their enemies the numa was great! Love the cover too.

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BBC’s The Beauty of Books: Penguin, Orwell, and the Paperback Cover Design Revolution

The brilliant mind of Orwell - a twisted prophecy and razor sharp interpretation of the political landscape in the 1940s.

This is the 3rd book I've read in the past month by John Harwood and I am quickly becoming a fan. The Asylum is a psychological thriller set in the 19th century and as soon as the first chapter opens you are right there with the main character, panicking at the circumstances she finds herself in. I enjoy how Harwood uses different and unreliable narrators to reveal the story. Fun read.


67 Books Every Geek Should Read to Their Kids Before Age 10

"67 books every geek should read to his/her kids before age 10" -- or 67 books EVERYONE should read! Love! This! Book!