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Imagination Without Boundaries: Michael Ende’s The Neverending Story


The Neverending Story (1979)  Written by: Michael Ende Translated by: Ralph Manheim (1983) Genre: Fantasy Pages: 377 (First Edition Hardcover) Publisher: UK/Allen Lane Why I Chose It: In January 2017, I resolved to reread The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. That seems so long ago and at the same time just yesterday, because this year rolled by pretty fast. I…

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My Favorite Things with Nicole Taft


They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, the weekly column where we grab someone in speculative circles to gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we sit down with author, bookseller, and Speculative Chic contributor Nicole Taft! What does…

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Magic and Mayhem: A Review of Caraval by Stephanie Garber


Caraval (2017) Written by: Stephanie Garber Genre: Teen/Fantasy Pages: 407 (Hardcover) Publisher: Flatiron Books Why I Chose It: Caraval first enticed me with its cover, then more with the magical ticket on the back cover, and then finally with the description within the jacket. I like carnivals and games and magic, and I have two sisters. While the premise itself sounds…

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Welcome to the ARC


No, we’re not getting on a giant boat with a lot of animals — that’s an ark. ARC stands for Advance Reading Copy. Or Advance Review Copy. Or Advanced Reader’s Copy. Or you might see ARE for Advance Reader’s Edition. The point is that a book that is labeled as such is an early copy that hasn’t yet hit the…

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