What Muggles Can Read While Waiting on the Next Harry Potter Book

We wrote a blog post earlier in the week that talked about our recent visit to LeakyCon and the panel we lead titled, “What to Read While Waiting on the Next Harry Potter Book.” We split the discussion into two parts, one part was what wizards can read while waiting on the next Harry Potter book, the other was what muggles can read while waiting on the next Harry Potter book. Today we’re going to…

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What Wizards Can Read While Waiting for the Next Harry Potter Book!

We recently had the pleasure of leading a panel at LeakyCon where we talked about books we can read to fill that Harry Potter sized hole in our hearts. (For those unfamiliar with LeakyCon, it’s a yearly Harry Potter convention.) Being a huge Harry Potter fan with two Harry Potter tattoos, that hole in my heart is rather large. We split them into three categories: Younger readers, chapter books, and teen. We also talked about…

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Perfect Summer Reads

So I’m going to be real here for a second: I hate summer. Like a lot. I can’t swim. Sand makes me itch. I sunburn easily and my mom’s had melanoma twice. The only thing I enjoy about summer is the fact that I can sit indoors, in the air conditioning, and read until my heart’s content. Going off that I’ve decided to share some of my favorite summer reads with you! All these books…

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Des[s]erted Reads: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Do me a favor: Take a look at your bookshelves. I know you’ve got them and I know they’re close by, so give them a good look. What do you notice? For me, my favorite books pop out. Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Number the Stars… then some guilt sets in when I begin to notice all the books I own that I haven’t read. There’s various reasons for not having read them, and by…

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Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Reads!

Everybody loves a good romance story, but sometimes finding a science fiction or fantasy YA with romantic themes that aren’t overly cheesy is hard to come by. Luckily for you, we here at CBAY have put together a list of our top six YA romance scifi/fantasy books of all time! Let us know if you’ve read them, and if you haven’t we encourage you to add them to your TBR list! We promise you won’t…

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Holiday Reads

I love the holidays. Like a lot. I’m that annoying person everyone hates who begins playing Christmas music on November 1st (if not before) and watches every single cheesy Hallmark Christmas movie. Multiple times. And no, that’s not an exaggeration. That being said, I’ve had trouble finding holiday-themed MG and YA novels. There are some, sure, but they seem to be few and far between. It’s taken me a while but I’ve curated a list…

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Thankful Reads with Author Linda Joy Singleton

Thanksgiving may be over but we’ve got one more Thankful Reads post to share with you, and it comes from author Linda Joy Singleton!   “I’m thankful for the Judy Bolton mysteries by Margaret Sutton. I loved this series so much as a kid that I wrote a fan letter to the author–and she wrote back!  I carried that letter around with me at school, feeling like I’d won the lottery. That one letter led…

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Thankful Reads with Author Susan Bianculli

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Thankful Reads blog series so far! Today’s featured author is Susan Bianculli! “The first series of books I ever read (that I still read from time-to-time even now) is Anne McCaffery’s Dragonriders of Pern, and many of its sequels. I was in 4th grade when my best friend told me about them, and they really opened up reading for pleasure for me. I became a voracious reader because of them.…

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Thankful Reads with Author Anitha Robinson

CBAY author Anitha Robinson has not one, not two, but three books she’s thankful for! Let’s be honest, sometimes it’s hard to pick just one.   “A Salmon for Simon by Betty Waterton and Ann Blades. It’s the story of a young boy, who wanted to catch a salmon but ends up saving a salmon trapped in a clam hole. I loved reading this story to my children, because it shows a child thinking about something other…

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Thankful Reads with Author Christine Marciniak

Today in our series of Thankful Reads is CBAY author Christine Marciniak! “When asked what book I am thankful for, I realized I’d never really thought about books in those terms. I read all the time and many books have had an impact on me, but which one prompts thankfulness? It didn’t take long for the answer to come to me: The Summer of the Great-Grandmother. When I was in college my dear friend gave me…

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