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Sword of Summer tour update

Next week, guys! I’m so excited about the release of Sword of Summer. Below is an update on the events that still have tickets left. Hope to see you on the tour! Boston: October 5, which means you will be the first people in the country to hear news about my upcoming plans for projects,…

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The Sword of Summer Exclusive Editions

The Sword of Summer will be published on October 6! Each year, different booksellers offer editions of my newest book with exclusive goodies just for their customers. Here’s a look at what you get from various outlets. Which one will you buy? Or, heck, you can buy more than one. I will not judge .…

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Sword of Summer Tour Dates

I’m very excited to share with you the tour dates for Magnus Chase & the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer! The book will be published October 6, 2015, and below is a list of the places I’ll be visiting. If I’m coming to your area, I hope to see you at an event!…

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Sword of Summer book trailer!

In case you missed it, the book trailer for The Sword of Summer was revealed yesterday on Entertainment Weekly’s website. Check it out! The book will be published October 6. Can’t wait to share it with you!

Great Middle Grade/ YA Novels with Non-White Main Characters

I got a comment on Twitter from a blogger having trouble finding good books with diverse main characters. Here are a few, just off the top of my head, that I have read and loved. This is by no means a comprehensive list: Nigerian American main character — a fabulous MG fantasy based on Nigerian…

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Rick’s Recent Reads for August

I’m not sure what compelled me to pick up this book, but that’s true of many books I read. I simply felt like it was something I needed to read at that moment, and I’m very glad I did. Between the World and Me is written as a letter/essay from Coates to his fifteen-year-old son,…

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London Blogging

Becky and I just returned from a lightning-fast trip to London to see Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican. As a proud card-carrying cumberbro, how could I not? More on the play anon . . . We used our limited time to good effect — seeing many things and getting in some research. (Always…

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Rick’s Recent Reads for July

 Looking for a good read for the remainder of the summer? Here are my latest recommendations. All these are adult titles, though many of them would be perfectly good for YA readers. As I’ve mentioned before, I only blog about the books I enjoy. You might not like each one, but maybe some will catch…

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A Weekend with the President(s)

It was an unusual weekend. We went to New York to kick back, see some shows, hang out with Percy, visit Mount Olympus, etc.  You know, the usual tourist stuff. Saturday we had miraculously scored tickets to the matinee performance of Hamilton, which we’d heard was THE SHOW to see on Broadway. I taught American…

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The Sword of Summer Tour!

I’m very excited to share with you the tour dates for Magnus Chase & the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer! The book will be published October 6, 2015, and below is a list of the places I’ll be visiting. If I’m coming to your area, I hope to see you at an event!…

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