10 good things

roses

1. Perfect summer morning spent wandering the neighborhood with the guy and the hound. First the park, then coffee, then getting a happy bunch of cherry pie roses all pretty in a vase for no reason at all.

2. After much, much controversy and important chatter in the kidlitosphere and in publishing land, Justine Larbalestier’s upcoming novel, Liar, finally gets the cover it deserves, and a gorgeous one at that.

3. Neil Gaiman says enough already with the vampire fiction.

4. The Talking Taters interview Justina, of readergirlz fame. Pure cuteness.

5. YES!!! Sara Lewis Holmes has launched the Operation YES blog and website. If this doesn’t make you want to read the book even more, then maybe you need to reread my review.

6. What say you to a little library-flavoured Ben & Jerry’s? As long as there is chocolate involved, I’m in.

7. 100 Scope Notes collection of blogger-generated debut YA covers.

8. How well do you know Mo Willems’ pigeon books? Test yourself.

9. So SO much buzz about Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver, which debuted at #9 on the NYT Bestseller List. If Kelly Fineman likes it this much, then it must really be good. I will start reading today. I will also listen to the playlist Maggie made, that comes complete with when-to-listen instructions.

10. I kind of want to go to Chicago now. I would like to toss a Quaffle… wouldn’t you?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s