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Carrie’s Guest Post – James Dashner and the Male Reader

The Maze Runner by James Dashner was one of the first YA ARCs I ever received. I loved the premise, and absolutely devoured the book. In some ways, it reminded me of The Hunger Gamesby Suzanne Collins, with one major difference: this book is definitely geared more toward male readers. Because I'm the mother of three boys, I love finding books that I know will appeal to them. Now, my boys aren't quite old enough to read The Maze Runner yet, but I tested my hypothesis that guys would love this book on three of the men in my life, and was I ever right!

1. I passed the book on to my dad. My dad is a fellow science fiction fan, and when I handed it to him, he read it even more quickly than I did. His only complaint was how long we have to wait for book two.

2. Next came the real test - my husband. My husband had never read a science fiction novel. He likes sci-fi movies, but has only become a reader in the past year and a half. Before that, he was lucky to finish one or two…

The Sunday Salon – WOW I Read a Book

Mind you, I didn’t finish it. BUT I READ A BOOK WITH PAGES and not just an audiobook. I don’t know why reading has been so hard for me lately, beside the fact that I have an overwhelming social life. What is up with that?first of all, I do realize that it is not Sunday. Second of all, I wrote the majority of this on Sunday but I didn’t post it, because I didn’t and I suck.So, speaking of social…today I went and saw She’s Out of My League. Which I thought was FUNNY. And my date thought was "meh, ok.” Apparently not enough male shenanigans for him. But this post isn’t about movies, this is about me reading a book.What book did I read? Cell by Stephen King. And why did I read this? Because Sharon recommended it AND did you know that Stephen Kind is one of JAMES DASHNER’S favorite authors? Well, probably, but I am telling you again because I wanted to read an author that has influenced Mr. Dashner. I only read about 40 pages in a large print book. I have decided that I LOVE large pri…

Guest Review of The Maze Runner from The Calico Critic

Greetings, Po(sey) Sessions readers!  My name is Laura Hartness, reviewer over at The Calico Critic. It’s great to be here as a guest blogger.  This post lends itself to those of you who are bookish and geeky like I am.  But this geek is also a fan of all things Maze Runner, so I gotta have a little coolness in there, right?Last fall I had the exhilaration of discovering the Hunger Games series.  As I awaited Book 3 of that trilogy, I was pleased to stumble upon The Maze Runner by James Dashner.  Hailed as another exciting, Hunger Games-like dystopian novel, Dashner's work seemed like it would be the perfect intermission entertainment for me.  I was thrilled when I won a copy from Alessandra at Out of the Blue Book Reviews
(Thanks, Alessandra!) Not only did The Maze Runner prove to be an worthy diversion from Suzanne Collins' series, it now holds it's own independent position in my mind.  If I never read Collins again, I'm still on board with Dashner's trilogy. …