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Hey fellow YA Bookcasers!
You might have noticed a change. The YA Bookcase blog has now been changed over to my shiny new website (what do you think of our new place? I think it’s rather spiffy, but I might be be a teeny bit biased!). I felt it was about time we upgraded, because as the famous hair shampoo commercial says, “We’re worth it”!
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