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In My Mailbox (47)

Posted by Donna April 17, 2011, under Books, Cover Crazy | 1 Comment

April 17th We are so excited to be a part of this meme, called In My Mailbox, originally started on The Story Siren book blog. Basically, each week we will post what goodies, give-a-ways, ARCs, etc we received in the mail, books we purchased, or checked out from the library. To learn more about how [...]

Where She Wents Debuts at #4 on the NY Times Best Seller List!

Posted by Maryanne April 16, 2011, under Books, Guest Gardeners | 3 Comments

Congrats to one of our favorite authors, Gayle Forman! Her novel, Where She Went, debuted at #4  on the New York Times Best Seller list!     Where She Went is the sequel to the compelling If I Stay. If I Stay tells the story of Mia, a young violinist who survives a horrific car [...]

American Poet Edwin Arlington Robinson

Posted by Maryanne April 15, 2011, under Books, Special Events | 25 Comments

Richard Cory Whenever Richard Cory went down town, The people on the pavement looked at him: He was a gentleman from sole to crown, Clean favored, and imperially slim.   And he was always quietly arrayed, And he was always human when he talked; But still he fluttered pulses when he said, “Good-morning,” and he [...]

Friday Five (41)

Posted by Donna April 15, 2011, under Cover Crazy | 1 Comment

April 15th One of our favorite authors, Cheryl Renee Herbsman inspired us to start one of our own Friday Fives. Check out her amazing blog. The way this works is each Friday morning we will post a prompt, question, topic, idea, etc that we will respond to. We will try to keep it general but [...]

Underworld Ball

Posted by Donna April 14, 2011, under Books, Guest Gardeners | 5 Comments

Way back before I knew what a meme was or what swag was, we featured City of Bones for our Book of the Month. I instantly fell in love with the series. Fast forward to last summer when Zombies vs. Unicorns dropped into my hands. With Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier’s help (and a little [...]

Diversity in YA Tour

Posted by Donna April 14, 2011, under Blog Tours, Books, Guest Gardeners | No Comments

Monday night I had the pleasure of meeting author Malinda Lo! Her newest novel, Huntress, just came out! (The cover is beautiful, by the way!) While chatting with Malinda she shared some information about a project she is working on with author Cindy Pon called Diversity in YA. Recently I was contacted by a representative [...]

Blog Tour/Interview with Chris Rylander!

Posted by Sara April 14, 2011, under Books | 3 Comments

Today, I have the extreme pleasure of posting an online interview with the author of The Fourth Stall, Chris Rylander. Check out his answers below. He is definitely an author to watch. 1. Do you plan before you write or just dig in? What is your writing process like? I don’t do much planning beforehand, [...]

Blog Tour/Review: The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander

Posted by Sara April 14, 2011, under Books | 3 Comments

Do you need something? Mac can get it for you. It’s what he does—he and his best friend and business manager, Vince. Their methods might sometimes run afoul of the law, or at least the school code of conduct, but if you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can [...]

Book Review: The Time Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky

Posted by Maryanne April 13, 2011, under Books, Debut Authors, Reviews | 11 Comments

  From What if a beautiful vintage dress could take you back in time? Louise Lambert has always dreamed of movie starlets and exquisite gowns and longs for the day when she can fill the closet of her normal suburban home with stylish treasures. But when she receives a mysterious invitation to a vintage [...]

Sherman Alexie

Posted by Kate April 13, 2011, under Books | 14 Comments

Sherman Alexie has long been one of my favorite authors. From watching Smoke Signals as a teen, which introduced me to Fry Bread and Adam Beach, to reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian just a few years ago, I’ve been a fan. So when it came time to pick a poet to [...]

Have you downloaded your free copy of Wings by Aprilynne Pike?

Posted by Sara April 12, 2011, under Books | 71 Comments

Just a reminder that we currently have a contest going on to try to win a video message from Aprilynne Pike! If you haven’t downloaded your free digital copy of Wings by Aprilynne Pike, check out the following links below to get yours! And then tell your friends and your friends friends. Follow the links [...]

How the heck do you read that! The poetry of ee cummings

Posted by Sara April 12, 2011, under Books | 4 Comments

You would think that the style of ee cummings would absolutely drive an English teacher crazy, but I love it! E.E. Cummings, or ee cummings as is is commonly known,  is widely known for his lack of punctuation and disregard for grammatical rules in his poetry but in reality, it is what makes his poetry so unique. He [...]

Poetry Month Week 2: Classic Poetry

Posted by Sara April 11, 2011, under Books | No Comments

I’m a little late with this post! This week, we will be looking at what we consider “classic poetry.” The poetry that you may have been forced to read in school. The poetry that makes some of us cringe. However, to people like me (English teacher!) I strive to find ways to help people understand [...]

Gothic Beauty – The Life and Work of Edgar Allan Poe

Posted by Kirsten April 11, 2011, under Guest Gardeners | 27 Comments

Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was orphaned at a young age and taken in by the Allan family of Richmond, Virginia.  He spent one semester at the University of Virginia but dropped out due to lack of funds. He then attended West Point Military Academy but left after [...]

Cover Crazy (11)

Posted by Donna April 11, 2011, under Books, Cover Crazy | 15 Comments

Monday, April 11th Check this out! Each week, we will post a cover. Just a cover that we stumbled across while browsing books, clicking around the internet, or exploring a library. The original founder of Cover Crazy is The Book Worms. If you would like to start out your own Cover Crazy, please credit The [...]

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