Archive for the ‘Odds and Ends’ Category

the one about three girls, a road trip, and a book

July 26, 2010, Posted by Donna at 5:00 pm

Saturday night I had the great pleasure of meeting one of my favorite authors, Maggie Stiefvater! Rewind back a couple months to when the Linger tour was announced, we immediately schemed and planned our road trip to Petaluma! (This ends up being about a 2 hour drive, without any traffic issues.) After waiting patiently for [...]

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What’s Happening July 18-24

July 18, 2010, Posted by Donna at 7:24 pm

What’s happening in the world of books, music, television, and movies! BOOKS: We have several books featured this month! I hope you will check them out here. Our next author chat is with author Alex Flinn (Beastly) on July 26th at 6pm pacific time. We have several ongoing discussions for our featured books. Check them [...]

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Linger Question: Who is your Sam?

July 6, 2010, Posted by Sara at 4:33 pm

In honor of the release of Linger by Maggie Stiefvater, I have decided to write a couple of posts to get us all excited!! There has been a lot of discussion as to who you think would be a good Sam. I am an avid American Idol fan and when I saw Tim Urban sing [...]

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What’s Happening June 27 – July 3, 2010

June 27, 2010, Posted by Sara at 2:27 pm

What’s happening this week in the world of books, music, and TV – Movies: Need I even say it? ECLIPSE is finally coming out!!! Tuesday night, hoards of fans will descend upon the movie theaters of the nation to watch the newest installment of Stephenie Meyer’s blockbuster saga. Many theaters are also showing Twilight and [...]

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What’s Happening June 20-26, 2010

June 20, 2010, Posted by Sara at 3:28 pm

What’s new this week in the world of books, music, and movies! This week the lovely and talented Holly Cupala’s book Tell Me a Secret comes out!  Be sure on Tuesday, (that is June 22nd) to run out and grab yourself a copy.  Meanwhile, you can read the first 2 chapters online HERE.  The following [...]

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What’s Happening June 13 – June 19, 2010

June 13, 2010, Posted by Sara at 10:37 am

TV: The Tony’s!!! Sunday, June 13 on CBS at 8 pm EST. Click this link to see who is presenting and performing! Perhaps the biggest thing on TV this week is the Season 3 Premier of True Blood! The Charlaine Harris inspired vampire show  will begin with a Season 3 Preview at 8:45 pm EST [...]

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What’s Happening June 6 – 12, 2010

June 6, 2010, Posted by Sara at 12:56 pm

What’s happening this week in the world of words? Music: The movie soundtrack for Eclipse will be released on June 8. TV: The 2010  MTV Movie Awards will air on MTV @ 9-11 on June 6. Harry Potter fans might enjoy The Making of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (all about the new Universal [...]

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Textbooks? So 20th Century! Check out what this school is doing!

June 2, 2010, Posted by Maryanne at 2:25 pm

Have you heard the news about the high school in Florida that is getting ready to ditch all their textbooks in favor of Kindles – electronic readers? It’s an exciting new concept and I’m proud to say I teach at that school! Check out this article in today’s St. Petersburg Times and watch for coverage [...]

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Florida Teens Read! 2010-2011 Books

June 1, 2010, Posted by Maryanne at 6:22 pm

My daughter’s high school sent out their newsletter today – full of last minute reminders and summer reading lists. It was very exciting to see that three of our previously featured books are included on the 2010-2011 Florida Teens Read! list. Congratulations to Kristin Cashore (Graceling), Gayle Forman (If I Stay) and Maggie Stiefvater (Shiver) [...]

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EW celebrates the 100 Greatest Characters of the last 20 years

May 31, 2010, Posted by Sara at 6:54 pm

This week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly takes a look at the 100 Greatest Characters of the last 20 years. They come from books, movies, and TV shows, all things that we love! Some of the most notable were #2 Harry Potter, #13 Jack Sparrow, and #53 Edward Cullen. I don’t want to give too much [...]

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What’s Happening May 30 – June 5, 2010

May 31, 2010, Posted by Sara at 6:43 pm

It is the beginning of the month with means that we will begin to feature our new books of the month Wonderous Strange and Darklight by Lesley Livingston A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce Dead in the Family (Sookie [...]

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TBF Live 2010- One more interview – Martin Wilson!

May 23, 2010, Posted by Kate at 9:39 am

Well I thought yesterday’s interview with Simone Elkeles was going to be my last with the authors I met at TBF Live, but then I opened my email this morning and there was an email from Martin Wilson, author of the wonderful book What They Always Tell Us. I did have a chance to see [...]

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TBF Live 2010- Simone Elkeles Interview

May 22, 2010, Posted by Kate at 7:19 am

At TBF Live I had the chance to sit in on Simone Elkeles presentation, actually it was standing room only, so I stood in the corner with my notebook and tried to soak it all in. She gave a wonderful presentation, showing off her hysterical book trailers and giving some insight into her books. Before [...]

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TBF Live 2010- Interview with Lisa Schroeder

May 21, 2010, Posted by Kate at 7:20 am

While at The Book Fest 2010, I had the opportunity to meet Lisa Schroeder, author of I Heart You, You Haunt Me, Chasing Brooklyn, Far From You and It’s Raining Cupcakes. She gave a great presentation and was nice enough to do an interview with us. I can’t say enough how wonderful all the authors [...]

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TBF Live 2010- 2 more interviews. A.S. King and Ben Mikaelsen!

May 19, 2010, Posted by Kate at 10:21 am

As I said in the recap of the Teen Book Fest yesterday (if you need a refresher, check here)- I simply had way too much stuff to put in all one post, so for the next few days I will be posting additional author interviews. I was amazed at how many great authors were willing [...]

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