Tag Archives: fantasy

August Dive | Step off the Path into ‘Jinx’ by Sage Blackwood

After a long trek through historical fiction, we’re more than ready to dive into a well-wrought fantasy — one that deftly weaves humor with wizardry, daring, and insurmountable tasks. Jinx by Sage Blackwood, our August book club pick, drops readers into the thickly wooded Urwald for all of that and more! Who could resist witches hopping […]

February Dive | ‘The Real Boy’ and Author Visit with Anne Ursu

If you’re like us, you’re counting down the days until Anne Ursu visits Deep Blue Readers at Valley Bookseller on February 23 to talk about Oscar, Callie, and the magic that’s creating problems for the people of Aletheia. We’re so excited to have another Minnesota author suit up and dive into their book with us! […]

September Dive | Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins + Optional Challenge Dive

Today marks the first anniversary of Deep Blue Readers! Thanks to you all — our divers and their parents / guardians — for your continuing support.  Join us today at Valley Bookseller at our usual time (1:30 – 2:30 pm) to discuss The Apothecary and celebrate our book club’s birthday!  Cake will be served. With […]

August Dive | The Apothecary by Maile Meloy

No doubt you are eager to dive deep into books this summer, so here is early news about our selection for August. Author Maile Meloy won the 2012 E.B. White Award for The Apothecary, which also was named one of the best children’s books of the year by Publishers Weekly, the Chicago Public Library, and Booktrust in […]