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Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan is a painfully shy but prodigiously gifted musician. She's about to find out she's also a cloverhand-one who can see faeries.

Here is the basic technique I use for whitewashing: 1 part water 1 part white flat finish latex paint I usually use about 3 tablespoons of each at a time. Then, I use /p

How to Whitewash Furniture & Other Wood

The second in a series of frugal living tips. Showcasing frugal household tips, this article has a lot of great ideas for frugal living.

Kids in Baltimore, MD use "yo" as a gender-neutral pronoun. Click through to read the NPR article.  Their intention does not seem to be to correct sexist language, but that is the end result nonetheless.

'Yo' Said What?

Employers Forced To Judge Job Candidates' Career Trajectory

Torn by Amanda Hocking..awesome book! couldnt wait to read the third

Trylle Trilogy - Switched, Torn, & Ascend - by Amanda Hocking. I love series books & these sound really interesting.

Miéville, China: Embassytown = La ciudad embajada. Fantascy, 2013 ★★★★★

China Mieville's Embassytown is rich and fascinating science fiction about language and thought.

Sequel to Hollowland by Amanda Hocking

I would definitely recommend this one. IMHO, it's better than the first one.

Hollowmen (Hollows, book by Amanda Hocking - book cover, description, publication history.

The ominous, scary faerie world, the characters with real conflicts and consequences, the believable love stories, the descriptions of music which even a music mundane like me can appreciate, and the compelling moral dilemmas all add up to novels that are hard to put down and reward rereading.

My favorite books of 2011

Freaking ANYTHING by Maggie Stiefvater. For YA fiction, she has the most beautiful language.

The Blue Is for Nightmares Collection- Laurie Faria Stolarz

The Blue Is for Nightmares Collection - Laurie Faria Stolarz. I've read this series so many times because the way Stolarz describes things is awesome. The book itself is pretty cheesey but it's good for young audiences.

I really enjoyed this book.  The best part were the characters.  Other bits required more 'suspension of belief' than usual.  (Sp.note: kick-butt heroine's fun but a but action is not entirely believeable.)

Hollowland – the first book in the young adult dystopian series The Hollows… “This is the way the world ends – not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door.” Nineteen-year-old Remy King is.