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“Good Omens:” Ineffable Book and TV Show Differences

The Good Omens TV poster with all characters and important details.
November 15, 2019

The “Good Omens” book came out over 20 years ago and the show came out in May of 2019. Naturally, people began comparing the two. There are some very different elements to the book compared to the...

A Sea of Emotion

This poem was inspired by the novel “Fahrenheit 451”. Photo by: Blue Loft.
October 30, 2019

From the river Into the woods He drifted With a sea of thoughts that could not be lifted He drifted Feelings and emotions The waves of his mind came flooding in a chorus of voices He thought of...

New Year, New Books: Top 10 Anticipated Young-Adult Books of 2019

There are many Young-Adult books being released in 2019, but there are 10 in particular that bibliophiles have been ranting and raving about.
January 31, 2019

What is a better way to ring in the new year than visiting the local Barnes & Noble to pick up some new YA releases? While many book releases have already been announced (and some are still waiting...

Read the Book, Watch the Movie: Young Adult Book-to-Movie Adaptations of 2018

So many new releases, not enough time! What movies were your favorite in 2018? Photo by: Bella Angell
January 10, 2019

The year 2018 was full of iconic Young-Adult (YA) fiction events, from book festivals to red carpets. How could someone remember them all? Many teens are looking for a new book to read, but they struggle...

“What If It’s Us” Release Event at Milton Public Library

Becky Albertalli (left) and Adam Silvera (right) discuss how they initiated the idea to incorporate the “missed connections” feature on Craigslist into their story.
October 25, 2018

On Oct. 9, 2018, the novel “What If It’s Us” by young-adult (YA) authors Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera hit shelves all over the country. To celebrate its release, the authors went on tour with...

“YA” Cannot Wait to Hear about Decatur Book Festival 2018

The authors of the “YA Truth or Dare Presented by YATL” panel start off by trying to figure out the flavor of the drinks in their bottles. Little does Becky Albertalli know, she will be picked as the first contestant. Authors pictured left to right: David Arnold, Julian Winters, Nic Stone, Becky Albertalli and Angie Thomas.
September 17, 2018

Every year on Labor Day weekend, thousands of bibliophiles gather to meet authors, listen to panels and share their love for books. One stage in particular receives great attention every year: the Young...

Former NFMS Teacher McCall Hoyle Releases Debut Novel

McCall Hoyle (left) prepares for her event at Decatur Book Festival by bringing in a box of books, setting up a poster outside the entrance to the Auditorium and catching up with her friend Joanne O’ Sullivan.
September 8, 2017

McCall Hoyle, a teacher at Chestatee High School and past teacher at North Forsyth Middle School, released her debut novel The Thing with Feathers Tuesday, Sept. 5. Her launch party took place in Athens...

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Expands

Fans of the Harry Potter franchise flock to movie theaters on the release date of the first film of the series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This movie reflected the popularity of the Harry Potter series and the hype for its release was major for several weeks.
April 18, 2017

On Nov. 18, 2016, the first installment of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film series was released. This movie immediately became a majorly popular hit immediately and made millions in only...

A Fangirl Experience

As two authors walk in front of a fangirl, a squeal escapes from her lips. After crossing an intersection, she takes her phone out to capture the moment.
April 12, 2017

I feel the cold wind burn my face As I walk through the streets of Charleston. Constantly saying goodbye: To chances, To people, To unforgettable moments. Intersections are my directions, Turn...

Harry Potter: Behind the Scar

J.K. Rowling author of the Harry Potter series years writing the books. She has become the one of the first female successful authors of her time and still continues to write spinoff books of the series.
December 19, 2016

In 1997, Harry Potter entered the world as “The Boy Who Lived” and captivated the world. Within a decade, seven books were published, movies were produced, and theme parks were built bringing the Harry...

Celebrating Halloween into November – Top Fives

Here, you can learn the top five things to do, books, costumes and movies! These pumpkins at Kinsey’s Family Farm capture an essence of how fun Halloween is.
November 7, 2016

Halloween may be over, but it’s such a fun holiday that many continue to celebrate the spookiness well into November. These Halloween treats are what we love about this fun holiday. Now, let’s run...

The Upside of the Decatur Book Festival 2016: Teen Stage

The moderators and authors from the YA Truth or Dare panel gather to allow the audience to take pictures. The crowd claps and cheers for them as they exit the stage.
September 19, 2016

The Decatur Book Festival took place on Sept. 3 and 4 in downtown Decatur, Georgia. It is one of the largest book festivals in the nation where a variety of authors and readers gather to talk about all...

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