Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bookmark Binge: April 22, 2012

Haven't gotten enough of...

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl?
"Teen do not suffer pretense." Jesse Andrews on how YA changed his life.
That Cover Girl's hilarious interview with Andrews about his thoughts on the amazing cover.
Visit Jesse Andrews blog where he reveals he's actually a corgi who can type.

Harmonic Feedback?
Tara Kelly interviews Drea, Justin and Naomi (including character photos).
Kelly's writing rituals include making a playlist for each character.

Chasing Brooklyn?
Lisa Schroeder's Joy Not Sorrow playlist from the book.
Schroeder discusses why she is drawn to write verse novels.

Oh look at these links lying around...
I think we can all agree: Teens Deserve Good Cover Design, Too.
YA Highway compiles a list of YA authors on Pinterest.
Chachic and the New Adult niche.
Raggedy Ann and Andy horseback riding on the beach killed me: Book People Unite.
ICYMI: Read the first two chapters of Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Boys.

What We're Reading...



  1. Nice wrap up today ladies! Noelle, you'll have to let me know about Warm Bodies. I've had it on audio forever but I haven't gotten up the courage yet. Zombie romance...I don't know!

    I really liked that post from Chachic about "New Adult" as a genre too. I hope that YA becomes more differentiated in the future.

    1. I know Catie, I am a little hesitant about Warm Bodies too. Is it like a romance romance? What am I getting myself into?? Haha. --N

  2. I love this Bookmark Binge post each week! I agree with Catie, I like the idea of New Adult becoming more of a thing and you're both reading some great books! Noelle, I like the cover of When You Reach Me and Mags, I'm looking forward to Unravelling!

    1. Thanks Mandee I am really liking When You Reach Me so far! :) --N

  3. Thanks so much for linking up to Chachic's New Adult guest post on my blog! Plus, this post has reminded me that I need to read When You Reach Me (it's just sitting on my shelf, waiting to be read!)

    And I've heard some good things about Unraveling - apparently it has a pretty twisty plot with sci-fi elements. Hope you enjoy!

    1. You're welcome Danya! I love the idea of New Adult becoming a more widely known genre. Some of my favorites would definitely fall under that category! --N

  4. Thanks for linking to my guest post on Danya's blog! Yes to reading more New Adult titles. :)

    Noelle, I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of Warm Bodies. And Maggie, can't wait to see what you think of Code Name Verity! That's still my favorite novel in 2012 so far.

    1. You're welcome, Chachic! I love the New Adult niche and really hope it takes off. --N

  5. I was going to make some knock about each of you reading 3 books right now and then I realized that I am reading 4 and listening to 1 so I really have no room to talk. I met Tara Kelly a few months back--I was totally awkward as I went to a YA authors event by myself and I was totally fangirling Lish McBride who was just in the audience.

    Interested to hear what you'll think of some of those books--Unraveling, Preloved, and When You Reach Me the most of all.

    Thanks for the links to explore!

    1. Haha I should add an "in theory" to that What We're Reading heading. It used to be "reviewing soon" but let's just say that was exceedingly optimistic! --N

  6. thanks for the extra info on Jesse Andrews I couldn't get enough of Earl so at least this will help my fix for a while! Also I'm so onto the authors on Pinterest! :)

    You guys have got some awesome books coming up, I pretty much enjoyed Unraveling and I can't wait to read Code Name Verity and Preloved!

  7. You read the best books, Maggie! :)

    Thanks for the link to Jesse Andrews' interview, I would have missed it if not for this post. I loved the book, it was so diffrent from what we usually read, and the interview was hilarious too.

  8. Maggie! Tell me the INSTANT you finish Code Name Verity so I can give you a trans-Atlantic, virtual cuddle.

    Also, Noelle, Warm Bodies is brilliant! Nicholas "OMGHE'SSOHOT' Holt is playing R in the film version. Let's have a trans-Atlantic, virtual perve when it comes out!

    Great round up as usual, ladies!

  9. Ooo, I hope you ladies enjoy WARM BODIES and UNRAVELING. Great links this week, especially the authors on Pinterest! I've bookmarked it to check out. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden


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