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Pass the book, please!

September 29, 2009


OK, as much as I thought I knew about YA lit, I’m going to have to say here and now that I don’t know a blessed thing. I mean, John Green lives right here in Indianapolis and I had no idea! Not that I’d go rushing to his front door and ask him to autography […]

Alex Inspires

September 28, 2009


I’m still thinking about inspiration. When I was a teen, as much as I read I don’t think I found inspiration in books. I know I wanted to be as successful as… as thin as… as smart as… Who?? Maybe it was Ali McGraw who wore that hat, married her true love and told us […]


September 27, 2009


“Test, experiment, enact what you’re learning. Learning without execution is a big engine with no wheels.” Yes, we’re having a reversal today: you’re posting the readings. I do have one reading, though and this one reading is what caused me to change paths today. I ran across Chris Brogan on Twitter and from there ventrued […]


September 26, 2009


I’ve finally gotten resolution to my computer issues: my Acer died and I’m now the proud owner of an Asus. I miss my little Acer! I rushed to by this new laptop and didn’t get a chance to do my research. I was lucky to have a female sales clerk who really walked me through […]

Terrific Tuesday Newsday

September 22, 2009


Doret has a wonderful interview on Justine Larbalestier’s blog (Liar) about her passion for YA sports books. W.A.R. continues, today with Brent Hartinger. Of course the author of Geography Club contributes to this important project! Geography Club probably makes the most profound statement about inclusion of any book I’ve ever read. I never talk about […]

An Award!!

September 20, 2009


Thanks so much JoAnn!! Of course, as with every Bloggy Award, there are A Few Rules. They are, forthwith: • Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving • Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award. […]

book review: The Whole Sky Full of Stars

September 20, 2009


The whole sky full of stars author: René  Saldaña Jr Wendy Lamb Books, 2007 main character: Barry Esquivel “I’m good on my own two feet’” When you say something out of place about your friend’s mom, you get hit so hard, that you see a sky full of stars. And when you keep behaving out […]


September 20, 2009


I actually missed LatinoFest yesterday. I started going years ago with my children and had so many good memories that I kept going on my own after they grew away. I knew the date was coming, but daggone if I didn’t miss it yesterday. Now, I have to wait an entire year for it to […]

Favorite Friday

September 18, 2009

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I announced a contest yesterday! It’s pretty simple: List books from or about  Latin American countries that could appeal to teens. Give the country, book, author and brief synopsis of the plot. Details: the deadline is 14 October each posting gets you one ticket in the drawing no more that two books on each posting […]