Category Archives: YAs and their books

Overwhelmed

I have a topic that I’ll bet every single person who reads this will relate to: I am overwhelmed. It’s the time of year when the library/book world is buzzing with speculationg. Who will win the Newbery? The Caldecott? The … Continue reading

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ALA wrap-up so far

So much for my good intentions of blogging my way through the conference. It seems that you can attend conference events or you can sit in your hotel room and blog about them. High point so far has been the … Continue reading

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A present in a book

This summer, I was giving myself the big present of reading grown-up books while on vacation. Most of the time, the only way I can begin to keep up on the books in my field is to read them more … Continue reading

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Drowning in listservs

My listservs are going crazy right now.  Child_lit, CCBC, adbooks, and yalsa-bk have been dropping an amazing number of emails into my box, to the point where I can’t begin to keep up.  What kicked off the frenzy of posts?  … Continue reading

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Facebook, YAs, and Adults

So yesterday I finally created a Facebook page.  I held off for a couple of years because it was initially something for students, and I felt like I would be horning in on something that was rightly the turf of … Continue reading

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ALA part 1: I paid for an ARC!

I couldn’t decide what to write about first, but hearing my son’s laughter coming from his room decided the question for me–I have to write about the first time I have ever paid for an Advanced Reader Copy. Technically, I … Continue reading

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Project for Awesome

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a huge fan of YA author John Green’s videoblogging project with his eco-geek brother Hank called Brotherhood 2.0. Today they launched the “top secret project” they’ve been talking about for the past couple of weeks, … Continue reading

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