Monthly Archives: November 2009

Dragon Speaker book launch

I was nervous and anxious this past week leading up to my (and Erin Thomas’ and Deb Ouellet’s joint book launch). It was my first one, and I didn’t know what to expect. I got everything prepared… And then today, … Continue reading

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writing and reading humor – the “blog” of “unnecessary” quotation marks

Do you like writing humor? I do. Check out the “blog” of “unnecessary” quotation marks. You’ll find photos of many signs with quotation marks in places they really shouldn’t be. For instance, today’s photo of an actual sign says: Please … Continue reading

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Flash Mob For Literacy

I think this was a neat demonstration, a great way to promote awareness and have fun. AND the illiteracy statistics were frightening. What do you think? Thanks to @amyhodgepodge for the link.

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Children’s writer Barbara Greenwood guest blogging on Moonlight, Lace and Mayhem

A children’s and YA writer I really admire and respect–Barbara Greenwood–is guest blogging tomorrow (Sat Nov. 21) at Moonlight, Lace and Mayhem. Barbara is a wonderful writer, an incredible teacher and woman, and she is both very intelligent and kind. … Continue reading

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Read Lemony Snicket #1 online free – for a limited time

Like Lemony Snicket? Or haven’t read the Series of Unfortunate Events, but want to? You’re in luck. For a limited time, you can read the entire first book, A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning, for free online. … Continue reading

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Greener Grass by Caroline Pignat won the GG

Greener Grass by Caroline Pignat, edited by Peter Carver of Red Deer Press, won the GG (Governor General’s award) for children’s fiction. The GG is one of Canada’s top literary awards, and the author gets $25,000! Congratulations to Caroline Pignat … Continue reading

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E. Lockhart’s December 2009 Book Blog Tour

E. Lockhart is going on a blog tour this December to celebrate the release of her new book, The Treasure Map of Boys: Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch, Gideon–and me, Ruby Oliver. Make sure you come check out her blog tour … Continue reading

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Guest Post by YA author Lauren McLaughlin, author of Cycler and (Re)Cycler

Let Your Jack Out: Why Cycler and (Re)Cycler Are More Than Just Books About Gender-bending by Lauren McLaughlin When you decide to write a book about a girl who turns into a boy four days out of the month, there’s … Continue reading

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2 overdue library books returned 50 years later–with a bonus

Such a neat story! 2 books 50 years overdue, returned to the highschool library along with $1000 money order to cover the fines.

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What Books Cost

Have you seen this blog yet? I LOVE it! A daily reminder of what books cost to keep some perspective. I especially love movie night. People will plunk down that much money for a movie that they’ll see once–but how … Continue reading

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