Friday, April 6, 2012

Around the Web

What's caught my eye on the Web recently? Let me share a few links with you...

My friend Sandie and her sister Diana over at the very awesome Teen Lit Rocks do an occasional feature called "Confessions of a YA Junkie," and guess who's their latest junkie-- that's right, me! I'm truly honored. Check it out.

Another fantastic friend of mine, fellow youth services librarian, Lalitha, has started a new blog celebrating multicultural youth literature. I love it! (And trust me, I'm not just saying that because L's my friend.) If you like thoughtful book reviews with a focus on diversity, add Masala Reader to your RSS feed.

Sarah Wethern shares some brilliant strategies to combat reader burnout at The Hub. I especially like her suggestion to switch formats when a book isn't working for you. (By the way, YALSA members: Sarah is running for the Printz committee. Be sure to vote by April 27th!)

And speaking of the Printz, everyone's buzzing about John Green's The Fault in Our Stars as a shoo-in for the Printz Award. I enjoyed the book quite a lot, but I also like this critical look at it from Katy at The Book Lantern. Spoilers abound, but you've read the book by now, haven't you? (Personally, I would be pleased to see The Fault in Our Stars win the Printz, but I'm really rooting for Elizabeth Wein's heart-wrenching WWII novel, Code Name Verity.)

I was fascinated by School Library Journal's interview with Sarah Ludwig, a librarian who is now the "technology coordinator" at a K-12 private school-- essentially, a school librarian with an emphasis on using technology to enhance learning. Talk about a cool job!

And finally, a little self-promotion: I shared back in January that my podcast co-host, Michelle, and I would be attending Passion and Prose, an exciting new conference for romance readers and writers-- and I'm pleased to report that it was a fabulous event! Check out the Passion and Prose event coverage at Authors are ROCKSTARS!, including sound bytes from a handful of the fabulous writers in attendance and a portion of the Breathless Reads panel, sponsored by Penguin, featuring YA authors Marie Lu, Beth Revis, Andrea Cremer, Jessica Spotswood, and Sara Wilson Etienne.

Have a good weekend, everybody!


  1. Oh man, how did I miss Passion and Prose?? I am a devout romance reader. Thanks for the links!


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