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Three shelves of a library, showing books arranged by color of the spine. The top shelf is red books, the middle shelf is orange to green, the bottom shelf is dark green.

My Year in Reading, Part 2: Series

In 2020, I read more fantasy novels than any other genre. Most bestselling fantasy titles are part of a series, from Dune to Lord of the Rings to A Song of Ice and Fire. Young adult fantasy follows this pattern. In fact, some of the books on the standalone list are probably starters for series …

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A man in an airport, talking on his cell phone, stares outside the window at the tarmac.

Romance Prompt #1

Your heroine’s stranded at O’Hare for the next six hours. She heads to the airport coffee shop (or bar, depending on your heroine) and strikes up a fascinating conversation with our hero. T She’s so into him, she almost misses her flight–and misses his number, last name, or any contact information to speak of. She …

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