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  • Lois Lane Deals with the Fallout of Being Too Awesome

    Lois Lane, army brat, has just started her new school in Metropolis. She is determined to turn over a new leaf, hoping that her…behavioral issues…won’t follow her here. That plan gets shot to hell on her very first day, when she overhears a fellow student go to the principal asking for help dealing with bullies…and […]


  • Top 5 Galleys I Can’t Wait to Read

    Every year at BookExpo America and BookCon, I go through the list of books that will be featured and make an Excel spreadsheet (color-coded!) of all the titles that I want to pick up. Usually I come home with more than fifty books, half of which I never end up reading. This year, I tried […]


  • BookCon 2015: Learning from Past Mistakes

    Last year’s inaugural BookCon was an unmitigated disaster. Held in conjunction with BookExpo America, the publishing industry’s annual trade show, poor planning and overall confusion led to an unsatisfying experience. Too many tickets were sold to an event that simply had too little to do. With a show floor comprising only one-third of New York […]


  • Lois Lane’s Time to Shine: An Interview with Gwenda Bond

    For 77 years, she has been standing in Superman’s shadow, but now it’s Lois Lane’s turn in the spotlight. At this year’s BookExpo America, one of the books I am most excited about is Fallout by Gwenda Bond, the first book in a new series centering around Lois’s younger years as a high school student in Metropolis. […]



  • “Tomorrowland” Asks You to Imagine a Better Future

    “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” This quote (Albert Einstein) is engraved on the wall of the plaza when Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) gets her first, brief glimpse at Tomorrowland – a city that exists in an alternate dimension and is meant to house Earth’s best and brightest in hopes of making a better future. Indeed, […]


  • Can You Survive the Scorch? The Scorch Trials Trailer Is Here!

    It’s here! The trailer for The Scorch Trials, the sequel to last year’s The Maze Runner, is here! Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his friends – well, the ones who survived the first movie, anyway – are back as they continue to try and figure out what exactly is going on. Why were they put in the Maze […]


  • “The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy” Wants You to Find Your Grail!

    First off, apologies for the Monty Python joke. I couldn’t resist. Second, and more importantly, it’s extremely necessary to have works sent out into the world where “fangirl” is not considered a dirty word, and in that respect, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs is excellent. It’s an upbeat, […]