“I feel like a lamb being led to the slaughter.”
She laughed. “You’re funny.”
She nodded. “You remember that thing Lord Summerisle says at the end of The Wicker Man?”
Arman shook his head. He had no idea what she was talking about. “That’s a movie, right? I never saw it. What does he say?”
Kira grinned her Cheshire grin again. “Reverence the sacrifice.”
—The Smaller Evil, by Stephanie Kuehn
17-year-old Arman’s ...
New month, new books! A few of the August titles I’m looking forward to picking up are:
Girl in Pieces, by Kathleen Glasgow
Don't You Trust Me?, by Patrice Kindl
These are the only two on this list that I’ve read as of yet. The first, I expected to be semi-lukewarm about, but ended up liking quite a lot. The second, vice-versa.
Girl in Pieces deals heavily with self-harm, about one girl’s journey towards healing through art and friendship ...
As my bio says below, I run a library in rural Maine. And by, “run a library in rural Maine,” I mean that I’m the only full-time employee, responsible for ordering materials and cataloging them and running the circulation desk and troubleshooting tech issues and answering reference questions AND planning and running programming for all ages.
For that reason, at the moment, we only have one ongoing book club—geared to adults, but open to anyone who wants to join—and ...
You know those Today in History lists? I love them, and I look at them almost every day. More often than not, they send me down some internet rabbithole about some historical event, figure, or oddity; sometimes they prompt me to start poking around, looking for fiction about the subject.
Which is how I found out that thirty-eight years ago today, Louise Brown was born, the first person known to have been conceived via in vitro fertilization. While there isn’t ...
We girls were sitting in the dark, watching an animated film of a gazillion sperm with dark crooked eyebrows and grimaces of effort and strain, snarled lips with teeth showing, all of them in a race of wriggling tails, trying to get to the egg, who was batting her long eyelashes, awaiting the lucky dude’s arrival.
Is that all they could have the egg do? Sit there and wait? Why wasn’t she charging around too, gnashing her teeth?
“They were cons long before they were parents. The next big job, and their self-preservation, has always come first. It always will.”
—Perfect Liars, Kimberly Reid
Andrea Faraday is in her junior year at the prestigious—and expensive—Woodruff School. She’s at the top of her class, known for her volunteerism and all-around Good Girl qualities, and her social status is helped by her family’s claim of distant royal connections on both sides: her mother, descended from a Nordic king ...
Reporter: There will be talk about you going down as one of the greatest female athletes of all time. What do you think when you hear someone talk like that?
Serena Williams: I prefer the words ‘one of the greatest athletes of all time.’
2016 has been a hard year for a lot of people, for a lot of reasons, and last week was harder than most. This past weekend, the only real joy I saw in my Twitter ...
This is too weird. This afternoon I was failing my computer science test and now it’s all Attack of Dakota the Acid-Tongued Douchebag.
—Flying, by Carrie Jones
Seventeen-year-old Mana is a star on the cheerleading squad, though decidedly less stellar in the classroom. She’s not looking forward to her best friend Lyle going off to college next year—he’s a senior, she’s a junior—and she’s also wrestling with her changing feelings towards him, feelings that she hasn’t entirely admitted even ...