Archive for the ‘Odds and Ends’ Category

Gayle Forman’s Where She Went teaser tour

August 23, 2010, Posted by Georgia at 10:37 am

I may have mentioned once or twice… or fifteen times, that I am really looking forward to reading Where She Went by Gayle Forman.  Where She Went is the sequel/companion book to If I Stay, which has a permanent spot on my favorite books of all time book shelf.  Gayle has a schedule on her [...]

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Tell Me a Secret Twitter chat and serialized podcast

August 17, 2010, Posted by Georgia at 8:58 am

Holly Cupala has some big news to share about Tell Me a Secret.  Beginning this Wednesday (8-18) on tellmeasecretnovel.com you can listen to a serialized podcast of Tell Me a Secret! The entire novel is read by award-winning actress Jenna Lamia (The Adoration of Jenna Fox, The Chosen One), and they will be releasing 2-3 [...]

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Top 10 YA Kisses from Suzanne Young

August 12, 2010, Posted by Sara at 7:04 pm

Author Suzanne Young (The Naughty List, and So Many Boys) created a blog post today listing her top 10 YA kisses. On of our featured books for the month of August, Everlasting by Angie Frazier made the list. Check it out for yourself  on Suzanne’s blog and see if you agree. And of course, feel [...]

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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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