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June 2016

Booth by booth ALA Annual Conference Recap 

Contrary to what you might think, ALA was our first bookish convention of any kind.  We spent the first hour looking around like this:


Thankfully, we acclimated and were able calmly, coolly enjoy ourselves.  A booth by booth recap after the jump. Continue reading “Booth by booth ALA Annual Conference Recap “


Recap: The BIG Week of YA Announcements

We are diligently working on our ALA Annual Conference recap that’ll be up tomorrow.  Until then, let’s get you caught up on all of last week’s YA book news.  It was a CRAZY week for YA publicity and we’re giving you our top 10 bits of news from some of our favorite and most anticipated authors and series. Continue reading “Recap: The BIG Week of YA Announcements”

First Reads Friday: The Reader by Traci Chee

What happens when you combine Fantasy, Adventure, Literacy and Maps and turn the ARC of the upcoming release over to Carmen?

Fangirling for the blog

Read her actual review after the jump.

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Planning a Day at ALA

As you probably already know, the ALA’s Annual Conference is taking place practically in our back yard–ORLANDO –this weekend.  If you’re a regular to this blog , you know that we never miss an opportunity to travel and/or have a cocktail or signature drink while doing so (with a designated driver at the ready, of course).  So, we’ve set our sites, purchased our tickets and created a spreadsheet of activities that highlights all the YA authors and publishers we’d like to see at ALA when we visit.  Details after the JUMP!

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Sally Green’s Half Bad Trilogy is Perfection in 3-parts

The Half Bad Trilogy by Sally Green, had been languishing on my TBR list since the first book was published in 2014. A few weeks ago I was looking for an audiobook to accompany me on a road trip and Half Bad popped up. I devoured all 3 audiobooks, over 26 hours, in about 5 days. Chores went undone, work was set aside, and sleep was no longer necessary. I was in thrall to this series! Since I read all three books back-to-back-to-back, I’m reviewing the series as a whole rather than the individual books. Don’t worry, no spoilers. I want you to experience it for yourself.

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YA Pride Book List

We’ve been planning this post a while with a publication day of today. In light of recent events near in Orlando, we decided it was important to publish this list and to continue to celebrate Pride Month. Because one thing we’ve learned from recent events is that we need empathy and love in large doses.  All the books that made our LGBTQA list are full of that and so very much more.

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