WWW Wednesday – 10/28

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Welcome to WWW Wednesday!  Hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words, it’s super easy to participate.  Just answer the three w’s (below) and post a link to your post on Sam’s blog.  Or, if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers on Sam’s masterpost.

The three w’s are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What will you read next?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Halloween

It’s Top Ten Tuesday, the weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.  Each week is a different bookish theme.  Make a post with your top ten for the theme and then go to the Broke and the Bookish’s post for the linky.

This week’s theme was a freebie, but Halloween themed.  So I’ve gone with my top ten favorite witchy books in the spirit of the holiday.  Not magic, not fantasy – witch.

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Speed Reading – YA Book ‘Reviews’ Part 1

I’ve been getting a lot of books from the library recently, and a lot of them are YA recs I’ve seen on other blogs participating in Top Ten Tuesday or WWW Wednesday.  Since none of them have fulfilled my missing time periods for the When Are You Reading? Challenge, I originally wasn’t going to post reviews for any of them, but I think that’s doing a disservice to a genre that I have been trying to get back into after being burned by repetitive plots, love triangles, predictable storylines, etc.

Fair warning, there are spoilers, mostly in the discussion of tropes, archetypes, and cliches used.

Without further ado, a whirlwind tour of some newer YA fantasy:

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Wishes for the Book Genie

It’s Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by the broke and the bookish.  Every week there’s a different book-ish topic and you pick your top ten for that topic, post, and add your post to the linky on the broke and the bookish’s post.

This week’s theme is Top Ten Wishes I’d ask the Book Genie to grant.

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