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Sharanya Sharma

Growing up, Sharanya Sharma was frequently caught leaving home and tumbling into places like Hogwarts, Prydain, and Frell. These days, she spends most of her time running around after (adorable) children in Washington, DC, trying to teach them things like math and social studies and reading. Especially reading. All of her spare time (and change) is spent in bookstores, inhaling books and coffee. She's had a life-long love affair with middle-grade and YA lit, and hopes to write her own novel(s) in those genres some day. Blog: Inkstinedreads Twitter: @srsharms

When the Reality of a Book Doesn’t Meet Expectations

Ever been let down by a book you were anticipating? This is about that.

8 Books for People who Love BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

Do you love BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER? You'll want to check out these books featuring women who break free of convention and define themselves.

A Round-Up of Awesome Asian American Protagonists in YA Lit

From East to West and South, more than 90 excellent Asian American protagonists in Young Adult fiction.

How Do You Decide Your Next Book?

Is there a method to how you pick what you're going to read next?

To the Series I Haven’t Finished

Have you held off on finishing that series?

8 YA Heroines You’ll Love as Much as Wonder Woman

8 young adult heroines who are fiercely determined, able to look beyond themselves, and have a capacity for forgiveness and growth.

In Defense of “Other Girls” in YA

A call for YA authors to stop elevating their heroines by pitting them against "other girls."

When Beloved Favorites Change in a New Era

One reader's experience rereading Harry Potter and how it changed post-election.

Why I Love Re-Reading Books

On the great comfort of re-reading your old favorites.

How Romance Helps Post-Slump Reading

How and why romance helped one reader dig out of a reading slump.

I’m in a Reading Slump, and It’s OK (Really.)

One Rioter on why her reading slump is a-okay.

On Characters Taking the Wheel: An Interview with Kendare Blake

We talk with Kendare Blake about female friendships, matriarchal societies, and characters taking over.

Why I Won’t Be Reading The Cursed Child

One reader and Harry Potter fan on why she isn't reading the new play.

The Books that Made Us Ugly-Sob

What books are so sad that they have made you ugly-cry?

8 Great Books about “Bad” Kids

Eight YA novels about rebels, misfits, and misunderstood kids.

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