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As I mentioned the one other time I got political on this blog…I don’t usually get political on this blog. I usually keep La La Land and Washington very separate. But once in a while, a thing happens that deserves … Continue reading
I recently joined Half-Price Books’ mailing list, and just found this in my inbox: You can click on the image for more info, and read the official rules here.
*bridge-of-nose pinch* So, there’s apparently some new Defender of Mature Adult Literature out there, telling us over-18-year-olds that we “should be embarassed” about our enjoyment of books written (or at least marketed) for children and teens. I’m not going to … Continue reading
Inspired by Entertainment Weekly’s Best YA bracket game, sj of Booksnobbery made her own version a few weeks ago, with 120 titles suggested by her followers. Readers voted, and sixty titles advanced. Since then, an upcoming move and other RL … Continue reading
Last week, NPR released the final results of their poll on the best teen novels, whittled down to the Top 100. Here are a few highlights: Sandra Cisneros. The House on Mango Street. I first read this for a Contemporary … Continue reading
I’ve been following NPR onFacebook, and saw this article today, by Michele Norris. It’s part of NPR’s “Backseat Book Club” for young readers, which began this past October. In today’s article, Norris highlights the following as this year’s five best middle-grade … Continue reading
I’m not going to lie – I actually did a mental squeal when I saw this Marquette Magazine article. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, my alma mater now has an officially recognized quidditch team. Ring out, Ahoya!
Not two weeks after I read Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret, I see a TV trailer for Hugo, a Martin Scorsese adaptation. According to the official movie website, the film will be released November 23rd. Sure, I’ve been … Continue reading