Browsing All Posts published on »July, 2012«

They shouldn’t have to ask us!

July 31, 2012

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I recently received an email from an author stating “I hate to ask, but…”  She had read the review I wrote for her book and she knew I really enjoyed it, so she asked me if I’d nominate it for an award. Can you imagine how she felt? I assume it’s something like how I feel […]


July 29, 2012


I don’t think I’ve ever changed jobs and cities at the same time. I had no idea what the concept of ‘settling in’ would come to mean and how long it would take to do. Blogging, TBR piles and even fitness have suffered in the transition. However, I’ve lost nothing major and only gained possibilities. […]

SaturdayTrailer: The Mapmaker and the Ghost

July 28, 2012

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What better day for book trailers than a Saturday? The Mapmaker and the Ghost is a MG book by Sarvenaz Tash. (how to pronounce) read the first three chapters!

Stand Up For Girls!

July 25, 2012



July 25, 2012

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 (source: Librarians and Educators (Subscribers):        $29.95 Librarians and Educators: $39.95 Students: $9.95 SummerTeen: A Celebration of Young Adult Books SummerTeen: A Celebration of Young Adult Books    Event date: August 9, 2012    10:30-5:30 PM EDT * Exhibits open  at 10:30 * Keynote presentation begins at 12:00    Join School Library Journal and […]

Gathering it All In

July 24, 2012


  I have a Voya article out this month! The online version can be found here; turn to page 28. Have you registered yet for JCLC? The 2nd annual conference will be held in Kansas City, MO from 19-23 September. JCLC brings together a diverse group of librarians, library staff, library supporters, and community participants to explore […]

Male Monday: Varian Johnson

July 23, 2012


 “In the midst of writing books and working full time, Varian also attended the Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he received a MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. When he’s not writing about foul-mouthed, angst-ridden teenagers, he designs bridges. If you live in Austin or Dallas, you’ve more than likely traveled over […]

review: The knife and the butterfly

July 22, 2012


title: The knife and the butterfy author: Ashley Hope Perez date: 2012, Carolrhoda Lab Books main character: Martin Azael Arevalo The plot seems simple: where is Azael? He walks us through his own memories of how he got wherever he is, what his life has been like and some of his most recent memories with quite […]

Saturday Trailer

July 21, 2012

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What better day for book trailers than a Saturday? Tell us we’re home by Marina Budhos Marina Budhos discusses Tell us we’re home