Phew! And I thought March was busy at readergirlz. Well. It turns out that March was just a warm up for the fabulousness that is April.
April’s featured title is Deb Caletti’s, The Secret Life of Prince Charming. It is a charmer, a book that will make you laugh and really make you think about relationships, what love looks like, and what family means. Kirkus said, “The author excels at getting to the heart of her protagonists’ mixed-up emotions, and her fans will not be disappointed.” I second that. I listened to Deb’s book, and I recommended the audiobook here. You should read it or listen to it (or both!) so that you can join in at the blog all month long for great chats with Deb. I have a feeling she is going to be funny and insightful. Our live chat with Deb will take place on April 21st at the blog at 6 pm PST, 9 pm EST. To get you into the spirit of chatting about Deb’s book, visit the lively roundtable discussion with the readergirlz gang at Little Willow’s.
But before that, there’s one of readergirlz’s biggest annual events: Operation Book Drop. (I can hear the cheers. I can). For those who haven’t participated in the past, here’s the dealio, straight from the divas themselves:
On Thursday, April 15th, 2010, we – the combined efforts of readergirlz, Guys Lit Wire, YALSA, and If I Can Read I Can Do Anything – will be dropping over 10,000 new YA books, donated by publishers, into the hands of teens on Native American tribal lands. Nationwide, librarians, over 100 YA authors, and teens will drop YA books in their own communities. Participants can download bookplates to insert into the books they’ll leave behind. That night at 6 PM PST / 9 PM EST, everyone will join an online TBD Post-Op party at the readergirlz blog.
Got it? Thursday, April 15th, Operation Drop Day + post-op party at the readergirlz blog. View the groovy OBD trailer:
Finally (yes, there’s even more goodness), on Monday, April 12th we have another live chat, this time with author Diane Duane at the blog at 9pm EST.
I heart April at readergirlz.