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review: This thing called the future

April 28, 2012

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Way back in November, I had the pleasure of meeting J. L. Powers. We talked for a while and she made sure to give me a signed copy of her (then) newly released book, This thing called the future. I wanted to read it; I really did! But, life got in the way as it […]

Self Indulgent Saturday

April 28, 2012


Moments ago, I started an email to my daughter and the more I wrote, the more I decided I wanted to share it with all my ‘daughters’. Heck, and sons, sisters, brothers: whoever might chance upon it on … my … blog! Call it self-indulgent, but like so many say, ‘well, it is my blog!’ […]

YALSA Midwinter Paper Presentation

April 28, 2012

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The YALSA Midwinter Paper Presentation is an annual event sponsored by past presidents of YALSA.  Its purpose is to provide a venue for educators, librarians, students, and others interested in young adult librarianship to gather and explore a topic of current interest that impacts the field. The YALSA Midwinter Paper Committee will select one paper to be  delivered at […]

book review: Huntress by Malinda Lo

April 26, 2012


title: Huntress author: Malinda Lo date: Little, Brown and Company; 2011 main characters: Kaede; Taisin Something is not right in the kingdom and Taisin’s dreams only seem to verify it. The King decides to send an envoy which include his son, Taisin, and specially selected guards to answer the Fairy Queen’s summons to make things […]

book review: The whole story of half a girl

April 21, 2012


title: The whole story of half a girl author: Veera Hiranandani date:Delacorte Press; 2012 main character: Sonia Nadhamuni reading level: 4.2 Being ‘half a girl’ doesn’t matter much until Sonia has to change schools. She was accepted by everyone in her small private school, but she has to find new friends in her new school […]

Saturday Trailers

April 21, 2012

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What better day for book trailers than a Saturday? He’s not a vampire. He’s not a werewolf. He’s something else…the Temptation. A modern day “Ghost” from New York Times bestselling author Alisa Valdes, The Temptation is the first book in a unique supernatural trilogy about love with a truly mysterious stranger. After crashing her car […]

Cured and Gathered

April 19, 2012

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First, I’m so excited to tell you that Julie Kagawa’s Immortal Rules trilogy (yes! the entire trilogy!) has been purchased by Palomar Pictures. Her response to the news? Julie Kagawa ‏ @Jkagawa Guys, if you could see me…my feet are about 6 inches off the ground. Thank you all. #Giddy#theimmortalrulesmovie 🙂 Congratulations! The State Farm […]

Blogging Diversity

April 18, 2012


GoodReads is currently sponsoring the Independent Book Bloggers Contest. Independent bloggers who live in the US, are over 18 and have a GoodReads account entered their blog to be voted as a readers favorite. Winners in each of the four categories will receive a trip to BookExpo America this summer. I entered my blog. I […]

Saturday Trailer

April 14, 2012


What better day for book trailers than a Saturday? Finding trailers for books by authors of color can be much more of a challenge than finding the books themselves. Thank goodness, fans are also creating trailers and posting them online. One such is the trailer I recently found for Y. S. Lee’s A spy in […]