The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black Ever since I read The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, I’ve been hankering for more of Holly Black’s magical and scary stories. I love this new tale about Hazel and her brother and the town of Fairfold. “Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town …

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Now that the Christmas rush and New Years is over I’ve been a reading machine so, I’m going to spread out February’s Bookworm over two posts. Anna and French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins Last year I read the last book of this series (Isla and the Happily Ever After) and loved it! Her characters contain …

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1) Beautiful Creatures: The Manga by Kami Garcia (Author) , Margaret Stohl (Author) , Cassandra Jean (Artist) 2) Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman 3) Moranthology by Caitlin Moran 4) Saga, Vol 3 by Brian K. Vaughan (Author) , Fiona Staples (Illustrator)

The Ocean at the End of the Lane “Grown-ups don’t look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they’re big and thoughtless and they always know what they’re doing. Inside, they look just like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. Truth is, there aren’t any grown-ups. Not one, in the …

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Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman Lucifer: “Hell is over.” Dream: “And what will you do now?” Lucifer: … I could lie on a beach, somewhere, perhaps? Listen to music? Build a house? Learn how to dance or the play the piano? It matters not.” “…This is for you dream lord, take …

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Here’s a few things to keep you amused while you watch that clock today. Alton Brown is on Twitter, did you know? Catch up on past tweets while you wait for this weeks cheeky “analog tweets”. Plan a trip, go far away with Wikitravel. Are you a writer? Here’s Neil Gaiman’s 8 rules of writing. …

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Illustrations by Charles Vess One of my very favorite stories from Neil’s short story collection “Fragile Things” There’s some good advice here. I especially love how the drawing moves from sketch, to coloring, to painting. Here’s more Video on Neil’s site: Mouse Circus