Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Christina Makes the Bookish Rounds 14

Christina Makes the Bookish Rounds is a feature that will let you know about recent YA book-related news. I'll post about articles I've read from the publishing industry, cover reveals, discussions from fellow bloggers, the latest tv/movie news, and giveaways that you're hosting. For more information, visit the first CMtBR post.

Publishing Industry:
Rights Report + Meyer + Appelgate:
  • Bigfoot Is Missing! by Kenn Nesbitt and J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Minalima (book of cryptid poems where poetry lurks in newspaper headlines, warnings scrawled in graffiti, billboards and bus benches bellow beware, Chronicle Books, March 2015).
  • Beep, Beep, Go to Sleep: A Robot Bedtime Story by Todd Tarpley and illustrated by John Rocco (a child must shepherd his rambunctious robots off to bed, Little, Brown, fall 2015)
  • The Book That Proves Time Travel Happens by Henry Clark (MG - three children are transported back in time and discover connections between Morse code and the ancient form of divination called the "I-Ching" that will help them get home, Little Brown, spring 2015)
  • Aw, Nuts! by Rob McClurkan (Debut - Squirrel goes on an adventure as he chases the most delicious looking acorn he has ever seen, HarperCollins, fall 2014).
  • Goldfish on Vacation by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Roman Muradov (Picture book based on a true story of children who bring their goldfish to vacation in a local fountain one summer in New York City, Schwartz & Wade Books, spring 2016)
  • Futures by Parker Peevyhouse (YA debut - a collection of interwoven stories stretching out from the present into the future, as our world collides with a mysterious alternate universe, Kathy Dawson Books, fall 2015)
  • The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder (YA part verse, part prose told alternately told by a 17-year-old girl who is new to a small town with a family secret, and the star football player she meets who is having a tough year and has big dreams beyond the field, Scholastic, summer 2014).
  • Poems from a Circus Chef by Kate Hosford (Picture book - stars the chef in charge of feeding a diverse cast of hungry circus characters, Carolrhoda Books, spring 2015).
  • The Perfect Cup of Tea by Kate Hosford and illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska (Picture book - a queen searches for the perfect brew and learns a thing or two about friendship and self-reliance along the way, Carolrhoda Books, fall 2015).
  • Since There Was You by Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell (a tribute to motherly love, Balzer + Bray).
  • Rook by Sharon Cameron (a retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel set in the future, which chronicles "a Sunken City gone mad, an unwanted betrothal, and 13 innocents who will die unless a legend can save them," Scholastic).
  • Wonder at the Edge of the World by Nicole Helget (MG set in 1855 Kansas during the height of tension between slave owners and abolitionists. It centers on an irrepressible girl named Hallelujah Wonder who must protect her explorer father's priceless artifacts by embarking on an epic ocean journey with a mysterious and magical object sought by the man who took her father's life. Little, Brown, spring 2015).
  • From the Complaint Box by Jo Knowles (MG - a boy navigating his way through the pitfalls, pain, embarrassments – and surprising glories – of surviving middle school, Candlewick, fall 2015).
  • The Land of Ten Thousand Madonnas by Kate Hattemer (YA - three teen cousins embark on a backpacking trip to Europe at the mysterious behest of their fourth cousin, who recently passed away, Knopf, spring 2015)
  • The Winter Place by Alexander Yates (MG debut - the story of Tess and Axel, who after their parents die, are shipped off to Finland to live with estranged relatives, but when they arrive they realize that their mother and father may just be lost, deep in a haunted forest in the wilds of northern Finland, Atheneum).
  • Nonfiction history of Motown by Andrea Davis Pinkney (on the inception of the music label and how the young performers became some of the most successful recording artists of the 1960s, shattering racial barriers and defining the sound of a generation, Roaring Brook Press, fall 2015)
  • The Charlie and Mouse series by Laurel Snyder (Debut - a collection of stories about the daily adventures of two curious brothers, Chronicle, spring and fall 2015)
  • The End of the Beginning by Michelle Levy (YA debut, pitched as a darker Eleanor & Park - tells of two broken people who help each other survive and ultimately find love, Dial, summer 2015)
  • Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone (YA pitched as Glee meets Silver Linings Playbook - a competitive swimmer with OCD who struggles with her position among the popular circle of friends, until a quirky girl a few lockers away introduces her to a seemingly innocent poetry club hidden below the school theater, Disney/Hyperion, spring 2015).
  • Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer (YA debut billed as a cross between The Interestings and The Fault in Our Stars - “a lyrical, heart-wrenching novel about four girls who miraculously relive the summer they were fifteen, discovering friendships, second chances, and one devastating secret,” HarperCollins Children's Books, 2015).

^--- Are any of you actually interested in the picture books? Should I stop featuring them and just show the YA / MG books that have sold?

Heartless by Marissa Meyer (A prequel to “Alice in Wonderland,” HEARTLESS will tell the tale of how a marquis’s teenage daughter became the infamous Queen of Hearts. It will be a story of whimsy and madness, passion and tragedy, ravens and writing desks, 2015)
Endling by Katherine Appelgate (MG trilogy, 2016, The agent... was as intrigued as the author was when she read the definition of “endling,” which appears on Wikipedia: “One of the proposed names for an individual animal that is the last of its species or subspecies.”)

SA Bodeen's next series? MG Swiss family Robinson meets Lost in a four book deal.

Hey, JLA fans, you've got some news. There's Be with Me featuring Jase and Teresa (and Cam and Avery) to be released on February 4th, 2014. She also linked to a cover reveal sign-up for her Disney/Hyperion April 2014 thriller title, Don't Look Back, and posted the synopsis for her other Disney/Hyperion title, The Problem with Forever.

50 First Times: A New Adult anthology edited by Julie Cross and including J. Lynn, Carrie Ryan, and Sophie Jordan among others. GR link here.

Curious about Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott? Here's an excerpt! Are you interested in the novel & are you going to request an ARC? I've been eagerly this one ever since I saw

Or how about Champion by Marie Lu? Here's another excerpt! (^-- These two are kind of old excerpts, but they are the only excerpts I've seen for these highly anticipated titles, and I missed out them in previous weeks, so I figured why not?)

Or how about Lauren Kate's Teadrop? The book trailer was released.

The sequel title for The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey was revealed. What, you thought I was going to tell you here? ;) There's also an interview in the link.

Book Festivals: Princeton Children's BF & Boston Teen Author Festival.

Brain Hive, a pay-as-you-go e-book lending service for K-12 school libraries, has added new features to the platform in addition to announcing changes to its management.

Scholastic Donates One Million Books to Reach Out and Read to Help Low-Income Families Build Home Libraries and Encourage Them to Read Every Day with Their Young Children. Scholastic, I am seriously impressed. How cool.

The indie bookstore resurgence. Woot, and in honor of that, Bookriot explains: How to buy ebooks from independent bookstores with Kobo.

Cover Reveals:

*I featured this one before, but I heard this is final. I think the tagline is new.

*If you'd like to follow along during the week as I gather these reveals,
I've started to post the covers to this Pinterest board.*

Discussion/Other Fun Blogger Posts:

The major news of the week: Goodreads decided to change its policy on review and author guidelines. From what I understand, the list Authors Behaving Badly was deleted as have been shelves regarding any negative treatment of authors (i.e. due-to-author) and the according reviews and books on those shelves. Mentions of the author in any negative light will now be censored. Reviews will no longer be hidden but deleted from the site. Members who had shelves about authors were not told prior to their shelves being deleted but were told via e-mail that their accounts were under review. Authors now see pop-ups at the top of every page they visit and have been warned that they will be under review if they respond to negative reviews. Goodreads later amended its post to apologize for having deleted reviews & shelves without warning and has stated that after September 21, 2013, warnings will be given. It also claimed that only 21 users were affected by this change. Several people have written (letter-type) discussion posts such as Author Jennifer Armentrout, Jessie (Ageless Pages Reviews), Lyn (Great Imaginations), Author Nenia Campbell, Author Leah Raeder, Kate (Cuddlebuggery Book Blog), Aerin (New Review/Shelving Policy), Dear Author, Bookphilia, Meg (BookSnobbery), Author Linda Hilton, Emma (Why Goodreads' New Rules are Censorship), Jennifer (The Bawdy Book Blog), User Mike, Tess Burton, Wendy Darling (The Midnight Garden), Stefani (Written among the Stars), Ceridwen (Soapboxing), Nemo (The Moonlit Library), Tara (The Crazy Bookworm), Rose (Writing Through Rose Tinted Glass), Keertana (Ivy Book Bindings), Bekka (Pretty Deadly Reviews), Anya (On Starships and Dragonwings), Renae (Respiring Thoughts), Shannelle (The Tracery of Ink), Ellie (Book Revels). This is not to mention the over 2,000 comments on the original policy thread. CNN covered the change: Goodreads's Growing Pains. The Washington Post: Is Goodreads' new policy really censorship? Galleycat: Goodreads to 'delete content focused on author behavior.' Gigaom: As Goodreads grows up, it can't please everyone. Should it try? A tumblr was created to discuss the GR censorship of reviews. Many reviewers have moved to BookLikes and some have begun to delete their GR accounts. If you are one of the new BL users, I have a BookLikes account too.

Note: If you know of more posts on GR, let me know! I'll link to them here. Also, I'm just going to apologize ahead of time for the abundance of GR links if you've left the site. I don't quite know what to do about that for now - some books aren't out yet for pre-order on bookseller sites & are only on GR.

Chuck Wendig: Dear Publishers

#feelgoodmomentoftheday: Harry Potter proposal is full of riddles, magic, and love.

11 Most Evil Characters in Books Did yours make the list?

12 signs you're a banned book reader. Are you? 11 quotes from authors on censorship & banned books.

Why science fiction isn't just for geeky boys. <-- Yes. yes. yes.

Is there life beyond vampires for teenage readers? (That picture with Kellan is freaky! Nope, I still haven't seen BD2).

Talking about the future of children's literacy.

True Love, Book Fights, and Why Ugly Stories Matter.

Embracing Diversity in YA lit. <-- from SLJ and LOTS AND LOTS of resources if you'd like.

CBC is also really good at facilitating discussion on diversity - check out these blog posts: "I want to write what I know," it doesn't have to be truthful, first, know yourself.

On the importance of love, the difficulty of growing up today, and why olives are evil. (From author Lauren Myracle).

Books for kids raise eyebrows over young gay character.

When the book that's banned is your own. And the top 100 banned/challenged books of 2000-2009The Top 10 Challenged titles (of the past year). Recognize some of them ;)? And how many banned books have you read?

Book description phrases that drive me nuts. <-- very true, very true.

Silicon Valley Reads 2014 picks examine relationship between books, technology.

Why fantasy trumps contemporary (for me).


General: On Bloggers & Blogging:

Reviews, Ratings, and Recommendations


The Experience:

Types of Books


Hey YA

Banning Books

Random Goods:

Movie/TV Shows:

Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis was optioned by CBS for development as a TV series.

Did you see the first Divergent movie posters? How about the featurette with Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, and Theo James and showing some exclusive footage? (And Veronica Roth, who looks so snazzy, don't you think? I want her fashion style.)

The next YA novel headed to the big screen? The Finisher by David Baldacci, coming in March 2014 from Scholastic and optioned by Sony.

Another Vampire Academy still alert - and this time it's of Dimitri! Usually I like to wait until I see the movie before pronouncing whether an actor/actress fits the role but for some reason, I find myself slightly disappointed by the Dimitri actor.

The Giver movie will be released in August 2014.

Castor and Pollux have been cast for Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2. So have been Boggs, Homes, and Commander Paylor.

Oh, hey, look at the fresh faces for the Vampire Diaries cast of Season 5.

Look! The Harry Potter producer discusses the adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Did you hear that Warner Brothers is not allowed to edit the script after JKR signs off on it?

2013 Fall TV Lineup: Shows based on books.

The Fallen adaptation has its Cam.


The weekly giveaway at Children's Publishing. Ends September 26th at 6:00 p.m CST.

Don't forget to check out YABC's September giveaways.
Ashley at Nose Graze hosted Jessica Verdi who talked about supportive parents in YA and is giving away a copy of My Life After Now. (September 31).

Mindee Arnett is giving away two ARCs of Avalon here. (October 3).

ARC of The Offering, ARC of Uninvited, and signed copy of Asylum -- Kimberly Derting's Back to School giveaway. (October 3).

$20 worth of books from The Book Depository from Asti at A Bookish Heart if you comment on her guest posts for the month. Yours truly wrote one.

A copy of Unbreakable by Kami Garcia (US only, October 5).
Welcome the Fall Giveaway (September 23-27).

Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop. You probably want to enter these ones soon...

Find Me by Romily Bernard (October 12).

Paperback of Shadowlark by Megan Spooner (October 9).

Kobo Aura (US/Can, October 13).

Finders Keepers tour - 2 print copies + $50 Amazon giftcard (October 12).

A Little Too Far tour: iPad Mini (October 5).

ARC of Just One Year by Gayle Forman (October 12).

Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin & theme from Creative Whim Store (October 9).

ARC of Crash into You by Katie McGarry (September 27).

ARC of Salvage by Alexandra Duncan. Ends after today!
ARC of This Song Will Save Your Life (October 6).

ARC of Brother, Brother (September 27).


Most Featured: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. Funny thing - GR had featured this as a mover and shaker earlier, and last week I'd featured it in turn, but I don't think I truly started to see reviews for this title until now.

Recent Recommended Reads: You can read my review of Soulless by Gail Carriger--a delightful mash of genres and full of dry, British humor--and of Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis--an unconventional and beautifully written YA dystopian/survivalist story. Also, Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. Very fun and light "chick lit" but also covers substantial topics like identity and your career, etc. Feels very appropriate to the NA crowd, and again is also a very Rainbow Rowell title with her trademark humor and authentic dialogue and emotion. I'm reading The Spectacular Now with Bonnie of Sweet Tidbits now too, if any of you would like to join our read-along.

Which articles did you like best? Did I miss any news? Did you host a cover reveal or discussion that I should have posted about? A giveaway? Leave the links, and I'll either edit this post or post about 'em next week.


  1. Marissa Meyer's new book sounds awesome! I don't know why, but I've always been freaked out by Alice in Wonderland. Probably had something to do with Cheshire. That thing was a nightmare. Marissa, though, looks like she has a thing for fairytales and old stories.

    And the goodreads dilemma. Gahh, it was so frustrating, but atleast I'm lucky enough not to have any reviews deleted or anything. I also joined BookLikes, but so far, I'm not liking it. It's not the same, you know?

  2. Wow, again a good week for contemporary and uhhh animal books xD I don't actually take notice of picture books so I only notice MG or YA.

    I'm just so disappointed by Goodreads, I thought when the whole Authors vs Reviewers showdown went down that Goodreads would never listen to the authors because their demands were ridiculous. I'm not too fond of Booklikes, the interface is too similar to Tumblr and I think Tumblr is enough. But I also can't condone what Goodreads is doing, they're not getting anymore of my reviews that's for sure.

    Oooo embracing diversity in YA! I feel like this article particularly speaks to me xD Had no idea about Diversity in YA! I love that Malinda Lo is involved, when I was working on a child lit assignment that I chose to focus on LGBT books, I managed to read Ash by her and really liked she strove to include more diverse characters.

    I think it's pretty awesome Warner Bros isn't going to interfere with JKR's script, I know screenplay and novels are very different but I definitely trust her. Guess they also really want her involvement too, must have killed them when HP ended haha.

    Hmm true, I haven't seen many reviews for Steelheart but heard lots of hype about it. I guess they might be relying more on his popularity since he's already published a few books which are pretty good such as the Mistborn series? I do hope I can check out Steelheart soon, heard it's fantastic.

    Was going to click Attachments because I thought it was a review xD I ordered this earlier last week so I'm excited to receive this! I'm going to go on a Rainbow Rowell binge and just read all her three books.

  3. I haven't seen the national coverage on the GR drama. Thanks for sharing those. (And all the other links, really, because you fill my browser every week with this feature!)

    I enjoy reading banned books each year. I'm reading some banned picture books to my kids this week, and it has been a wonderful experience. It has prompted a lot of great discussion.

  4. I just blew up GR adding all these new titles:) And I am so excited to learn the title of R. Yancey's sequel to The 5th Wave, that is def one of my most anticipated reads of next year! Thanks for all the dirt, Christina:)

  5. Oh my! As always, thank you soooo much for your detailed and long post. I swear you are the ONLY reason I stay up to date with all those bookish news!
    I, personally, don't look at the picture books, btw :)

    Oh, I was wondering, how do you collect all these articles? Like, do people send you those to check out or are all those articles you looked and searched for/accidentally stumbled upon on the web?

    Again, thank you so much!! :)

  6. It never fails to amaze me how many fabulous sounding books are being released in the coming years. I have no idea how you manage to find all of these to share with us but it's amazing, thank you! I'm not particularly interested in the picture books but I don't mind hearing about them. :)

    The Winter Place by Alexander Yates sounds wonderful. I am SO excited for Heartless. The idea is one of those "Oh my GOSH why hasn't this been done yet!?" I haven't read Cinder but will definitely be picking this one up.

    The Infinite Sea?? Hmmm... I like it! A huge shocker of an ending? Better not be a damn cliffhanger. lol

    This whole Goodreads thing is so distressing and while I hate to stay and continue to "support" them (even though I don't, and my staying there I hope is not reflective of that) it's such an integral part of blogging for me I don't think I can do without it at this time. BookLikes requires much updating and changes before I could feel comfortable moving. I have a BookLikes account but not sure how frequently I'll be using it.

    SO. The Giver movie? Looks like I need to finally get around to reading that one. lol

    Alright! I'm off to begin reading! :D

  7. I look forward to this post every week - thanks for sharing these wonderful links =)

  8. Have I ever told you how helpful I find this? I usually check Publisher's Weekly and a few other sites quite regularly, as well as a few twitter accounts on some of my private lists, but I think I might just sit back and relax and let you do all the hard work. ;) Seriously, I LOVE THESE POSTS. So so helpful, especially for someone like me. I always want to know everything as soon as I can. Particular when it comes to new book deals.

    Though I have to say, THERE ARE TOO MANY. I need the industry to calm down for a bit until I can catch up. :P I like the sound of Futures, The Winter Place and Heartless. And I missed the What I Thought Was True cover reveal! I don't like it as much as the cover for My Life Next Door, but it's not bad.

    Also, I'm gutted about the whole Goodreads thing. Although my reviews and shelves have always ever been about the books or my feelings towards them (so I don't think it will affect me), I don't really agree that content should be deleted like that. I think of my Goodreads account as personal space, and I'd hate for someone to come and interfere without even a notification. So I do understand people's decisions to leave the site, even though it's not one that I'll be making.

    But, anyway, thanks as always for sharing! :)

  9. Omg so many awesome links *brain melts* Also, hi! New follower :D Specifically because of your tagline, us science students gotta stick together ;-)

  10. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone -- that is one that I'm looking forward to. I used to go swimming. I trained for 7 years, alongside with dancing, but not anymore. I go occasionally and I'm pretty good, but not as good as before. The Infinite Sea sounds so magical. I don't know what it means since I haven't read The 5th Wave yet, but I own a paperback thanks to Jasprit and I can't wait to dive into it. That Goodreads thing is just so tiring, but you know.. as long as most of my friends are active there, I won't delete my account. It's still the quickest way for me to check out a book and friends' ratings when I'm in a bookstore and want to know if I should give it a try or not. Plus, I get to keep count there over the books I've read and have to review etc so yeah.. I'm not moving anywhere yet. It's just like with blogger people moving to wordpress. Once it settles down, we'll see if it was really worth it or not. I saw the Divergent movie posters they're SOOOOO COOL! Love them! Can't wait for the movie:) Loved the feature! Thanks so much for sharing:)

  11. I feel enjoyed this feature! I love how you put together all these interesting posts! Also heartless by Marissa Meyer sounds amazing!

    Thanks for putting this together!

  12. I am going to have to bookmark this page and return to it so that I can get caught up. how long did it take you to write this??! I hope your fingers didn't fall off! O.o

  13. Alice in Wonderland is totally freaky. The Cheshire Cat is only one thing among many that's designed to creep us out o.O. I'm really eager to see where Meyer will take the story though - she does have a thing for fairy tales :).

    I have a really hard time believing that it's only 21 people who had their reviews deleted o.o. And yes, Booklikes definitely does feel different from GR... I am probably going to update a bit there though (and should search for you too). I'm not super active on either site -- you?

  14. Haha, yeah me neither. And the picture books are never up on GR anyway, so how would anyone take notice of them?

    That's a good attitude! I still have no idea o.O. And should I stop linking to GR altogether? But what of the bloggers who are still going to use GR?

    You were in a child lit class?! Charlotte, we must discuss this more. I want to know which books you studied and compare your experience to mine :). Malinda Lo is awesome at including diverse characters - have you read Adaptation? Bisexual love triangle there.

    ahahah, yes, I think it's proof that they're really willing to risk it all to get at the HP franchise in letting her have her way. I have faith that JKR will do really well too.

    Yeah - Sanderson is a really well known fantasy author. I've seen a few mixed reviews - some really loving the book, other feeling rather 'meh' about it. I'm going to try Mistborn first though!

    Hahaha, sorry. I considered writing a mini review for the book, but I suspect I'd only be able to say something like: "This helped distract me after I came home from my grandfather's funeral/honorary mass. It was great in all the right ways for that time." AND YES OMG. If you don't go on an RR binge, I would buy those books for you! After I finish commenting, hopefully I'll have time to look at your wishlist... I hope she's there :D :D

  15. I bet there's actually some more national coverage of the drama than I linked to too. I know I missed blogger posts... they're everywhere.

    Yes! Banned books week provides such great discussion prompts :). I'm glad you've had a great time.

    And thanks, Jennifer :D. My browser is still full too but with blogs. I've told myself no post for tomorrow until I finish my commenting rounds...

  16. Woot! I actually, er, have not gotten around to reading the 5th Wave yet, but I'm glad other people are excited :). Thanks for stopping, Heather!

  17. Hahaha, this is the only reason I stay up to date with bookish news too. It works both ways ;). And yep! I am going to get rid of the picture books - really, they don't even usually HAVE links to go with them, so what's the point in including them?

    The articles. I have a couple of twitter lists that help. A lot of people in the publishing industry (sometimes agents, sometimes authors -- depends on how much time I'm willing to spend per post searching) will tweet occasional things that interest them, and there are some accounts that function just for this - CBCBooks & ChildrensBookshelf from Publisher's Weekly. :) Sometimes it's also me stumbling upon articles or seeing friends link to them too.

  18. Thanks, Sarah! Glad to hear you enjoyed the post :).

  19. You trained?! That's so AWESOME. And dancing? And you're in top of your class in college? Siiri, I keep finding out about all your awesome skills and you're always impressing me! I find myself intrigued by Infinite Sea because it doesn't seem to scream dystopian? I too still need to read the 5th Wave--maybe we could read that together sometime? Extra motivation? (You're excited but I'm still at like 0 motivation.)

    Haha, when I saw the featurette, my first thought was of you. I was like, hmmmm, do I share this with Siiri now or later? But then, being me, I was distracted by something random. Glad I got to share it with you eventually! I really like the Theo James poster - I had a hard time picturing what Four's tattoo looked like but this totally changed that :D.

  20. I know, right?? When I see announcements for these books, I'm like... WHY AREN'T THEY OUT YET. Hahah, I don't think anyone's interested in the picture books - or it seems that way, given the comments, so I will be getting rid of them...

    Heartless <3. Yes. I am confident that Marissa Meyer will pull that concept off brilliantly as well. And I agree - Winter Place - haunted forests? Yesssss.

    The Infinite Sea is such a pretty title (although not immediately dystopian sounding, to me at least) - I am curious about how it will fit in with the 5th Wave. My comment on TIS is also uninformed since I haven't read T5W yet.

    Ha. The Giver. It does seem to be widely considered a classic, but I'm not sure whether it will adapt to the screen well. I guess that's the fear in any book to movie adaptation though.

  21. Thank YOU for visiting :) and letting me know!

  22. AHA SO THAT'S WHY YOU'VE ALWAYS ADDED THOSE BOOKS AHEAD OF TIME. Lol, whenever I've linked to GR, I've expected to see your name there because you're so good at keeping up with the links! But yes, feel free to relax :). I stalk PW when compiling this post so you'll always come across MG/YA links from it here.

    Agreed on the What I thought Was True cover v. MLND. And the industry needing to slow down. The past two weeks, the rights list has been so long! And I know I'm missing so, so many books just because I don't have a subscription to Publisher's Marketplace and can't go through every author's twitter feed for that... Thanks for visiting, Sam :D.

  23. Hey, Anya!! Yes, we've got to stick together :). Thanks for stopping by - I've always liked your discussion posts & have linked to a couple above too. I hope you enjoyed the links!

  24. Haha, well, it depends. How much work I've in the past week marking posts as 'discussion,' 'giveaway,' etc. How much time I'm willing to spend on the post. How much other people tweet links that I feel I ought to link to... But basically, it can take anywhere from 5 hours and more (once I spent 8 hours and I was like, really, Christina? No, just no.).

  25. Ha, yes! A buddy read would be great since most of the people have already read it. I don't know when though. Do you have a preffered time you'd like to read it? Since all this school work is over my head, I read one book per week right now. Max 2 which is slightly unlikely.

    Heh! I love that tattoo poster, too!!! I have a weakness for tattoos. Not random ones, but people who carry them out well and have a lifestyle/dressing style which suits to one's tattoos. I think you get what I mean. I'd never get a tattoo, but I wish I had enough style sense, this rock'n'roll personality and great ideas as to what to get for my tattoos and, of course, was bold enough to take the pain lol. Anyhow, Theo isn't perhaps the Four I imagined when I read Divergent, but I do appreciate him a lot and I find him just as wise, collected and with dry humor as Four. I have faith that he'll really bring Four to life:)

  26. Me neither. I even stopped posting my reviews on Goodreads. Figured it was too much work, you know?

  27. Wow, so many awesome new books :D I'm particularly interested in Marissa Meyer's Heartless - that sounds like something I'd really enjoy. Not really a fan of any covers revealed :/

    Thanks so much for putting this together! Off to read the posts and news now :D

  28. I guess don't stop linking to GR, a lot of us still use it for cataloging and it does provide the most info about the book.

    Haha it was one of my modules last year, we didn't learn too much, mainly the different genres and such so nothing too in-depth. Unfortunately I wasn't into blogging when I took it D; For my assignment I chose Hero by Perry Moore and See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles which made me bawl like a baby haha. Nope, I have heard of it and am curious about it! I remember being super frustrated over the lack of LGBT books in YA, it was so difficult to find them and after a while I kept coming up with the same few books.

    Well good enough :D Hehe I have E&P and Fangirl already so I'm going to have all of them soon :3

  29. Christina, you're Wonder Woman! How can you be on top of everything that is happening? I'm always late of every news...*sighs* Which is why I completely rely on extraordinarily people like you to make this awesome posts.
    I had now idea that this was happening in Goodreads! (I know this sounds bad, but it is true) And I'm shocked! They haven't deleted my "why-why-why-did-i-read-it" shelf or any of my less positive reviews (not that I have many reviews there, anyway). But it's still insane! I mean, there's so many books that got hate over the years... Publishers and authors weren't bankrupted because of those negative reviews, were they? Am I missing something? People are entitled to their opinions and to express them in a respectful manner, right? I have to read those articles carefully before say anything else. But... Maybe GR is slowly starting to focus too much on the book business aspect of things, trying to be a platform to advertise books instead of being a community for readers. (at least ever since they were bought by Amazon).

  30. Woah Christina from your amazing blogging recap it feels like I've been hiding under a rock over the last week! There has been so much awesomeness that you have shared with us! I'm especially pleased to see a new book by Lisa Schroeder and Tamara Ireland Stone, don't both synopses sound just brilliant? I will definitely be adding them to the tbr! Also the title reveal for the sequel to The 5th Wave? oh my gosh I honestly can't wait to read that book! I loved it so hard and I just love it when slowly we get to learn more about an upcoming release! Thank you so much for this fabulous post!! And you'll be pleased to know I started The Raven Boys! *high five* :)

  31. Reading about a fantastic sounding book and then realizing it doesn't come out for 2-3 years is THE WORST. I am not a patient person at heart. lol

    The Infinite Sea sounds to me like a gothic/historical fiction novel. I'm interested in seeing how it pans out too. I liked T5W but didn't love it as most seemed to.

    I had snagged The Giver on audio with plans to read it for Banned Book Week but I ended up reading others. Eventually. :) And yes, that is forever the fear with book to film adaptations. It's my fear at least. lol

  32. Covers are a tricky thing. I also realized that I may, er, have cut part of them off while creating that collage. Whoops! And yes, Heartless sounds just fabulous, doesn't it? So looking forward to MM's take on Alice in Wonderland.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  33. Lol, Pat, it's only because of this post that I stay on top of things. Otherwise I wouldn't know a thing about what's going on either. No, it's not bad that you haven't heard of it - it was posted about in the feedback group of GR, so the only reason I'd seen it not long after was because my friends are in that grp. Also similar to the announcement of GR being bought by Amazon - the link was there for a day at the top before it was taken down. I don't really understand the motive behind the move, but I hope you find the other articles interesting!

  34. Ha, thanks for your kind words, Jasprit. I hope the Schroeder and Stone books work out for you. Haha, I figured that you must have liked the 5th wave a lot when Siiri from Little Pieces of Imagination (in comments below) told me that she had a copy of the book thanks to you ;). I, er, still haven't gotten to read it, but hopefully before the sequel? Yes, slowly learning more about upcoming releases just makes the excitement that much more poignant :D. AND YAYYYYYY so looking forward to seeing what you think of it! DEFINITE HIGH FIVE.

  35. Me neither, Bonnie. Me neither lol. But at least it gives material for future WoWs and the like?

    I'm thinking that when I finally get around to reading T5W, I may have a similar experience. Interesting - I would have associated TIS with a fantasy, not gothic/historical. Hahah, look at us and our various takes on the title ;). And Yancey yet another.

    And especially with some concern that companies are just buying the options to all YA NYT Bestsellers without seeing whether they'd fit well with the screen. Whether or not that's true is debatable but still o.O.

  36. Oh no. I also should warn you that I was supposed to read T5W with another friend but failed spectacularly at that read-along. I too don't read many books a week, so it will be up to you.

    Ehhh, I actually really dislike tattoos, but I can agree in principal with what you've said - about there being certain people who carry them well. Dude, the pain of a tattoo? Yikes. I'm such a weakling that I would never be able to do that if I wanted to anyway. Yay!! If you have faith in him, then I will too!

  37. True. I won't stop linking here, but maybe in my reviews... TBD or something. Maybe both.

    I don't know what a module is o.O. Jo Knowles! She's mentioned in this post too :). I'm curious now to see what you wrote :D :D :D. Yes - there are very few LGBT books in YA - if not the same ones, then the same authors like David Levithan.

    :P then why haven't you read them yet, Charlotte? THIS IS LIKE THE RAVEN BOYS REREAD. *GASP*

    (will be replying to email, hopefully, right after this!)

  38. Haha. I haven't done a buddy read before. I did a group read in Goodreads once (or twice), but I think I only commented once on that post and ended up DNF one of them (Cinder which is actully on hold. I'll definitely get back to it. You know.. when that.. paper slip comes out of that mysterious box :D) and disliked the other so.. not my forte :D However, I haven't done a buddy read with a friend and I think it'd be all kinds of awesome. I hope :D When I pullt that particular paper slip out of that box, I'll let you know ;) If you don't get to it first which is no big deal at all, by the way!

    Haha. I think tattoos are definitely a part of a lifestyle. Hey, you know what I just thought? Catching Fire and Thor 2 will be in theatres very, very soon. WHOHOO!!

  39. Oops sorry! A module is basically a class I take each semester. Yes! I'm so excited to see more books from her :) Haha, basically I was comparing the two books and talking about how differently they explored LGBT. It's not my best essay but I was proud about choosing LGBT since not many people would think of choosing it haha. It's a shame actually, I hope to see more authors venture into LGBT.

    UHM UHM TIME? AND THE LIBRARY IS A HUGE DISTRACTION? Will definitely get to them once I get Attachment 8) RAINBOW ROWELL BINGE HERE I COME.

  40. What a great recap of all the posts surrounding the Goodreads drama. I'm going to look at them all when I have the time for it, but I'm not in a real drama mood today :p AND HOW is it possible I didn't know about Meyer's Alice in Wonderland book? *FANGIRLS* I'm bouncing now, haha.

  41. Your Bookish Rounds posts are so helpful, Christina! I can not wait until the sequel to The 5th Wave will be out (I love it's title). It absolutely shocks me that Eleanor & Park was banned... Well, it shocks me that the banning of books exists -_-

    Thank you for linking to my post :) It makes me happy!

  42. Great post as usual! I can't wait for The 5th Wave sequel. Did BLANK survive? I didn't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it, but at least we will find out the answer to that question. Of course, he says there's another shocker ending. Ahhhh! And I can't believe Marissa Meyer has a new book coming out that is not The Lunar Chronicles. Is this coming out in between those or after? She needs to finish that series first before she writes something else! Love Tamara Ireland Stone so glad to hear she has a new book coming out. ~Pam

  43. Again, I have 20 more tabs open. xD This is seriously my favorite feature on the blogosphere.

  44. Hahah, I KNOW RIGHT. It is such a Mel book! And you love the Lunar Chronicles, so double points. I hope Heartless works out for you :D :D

  45. Thank you, Lesley! The title for T5W sequel is quite beautiful. And yeah, me too - about E&P and about any banned books. Particularly some of the reasons that are cited for the ban but *shrug*

    Of course! I'm still planning on visiting your blog too to return the favor of your comment :). I hope to finally get that done today - I still have to thank you for having linked to me and my Friday Five!

  46. Hahhaa, it's a good thing you didn't spoil since I still haven't read T5W o.O. All the really hyped books seem to have shocker endings too. Heartless is coming out in 2015 or 2016 I think, so it's after Winter gets pubbed. :) And yay!! I hope you enjoy this next novel from Stone!

  47. Hahah, you're falling right into my trap, C.J. I will conquer the world by giving everyone 20+ tabs :D :D.

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

  48. Buddy reads are the best! Definitely let me know what that slip comes up :). I am not ahhahaa probably going to get to that first so no worries on that end!

    So is Carrie! I didn't realize there was yet another YA adaptation o.O.

  49. Hey, hey, hey, I want to read this essay! You should be proud! :D I hope more authors will venture into LGBT too. I think some are starting to include more LGBT characters, if not feature a LGBT MC.

    rainbow rowell binge!!!! You will be happy when that time comes :)

  50. definitely. lol I have a pinterest, tumblr, booklikes, goodreads, and twitter account. Not to mention this blog. Managing them all or remembering to update them all o.o. *sigh*


Thanks for visiting my blog! Please make sure to indicate your blog name so that I can return the favor later :).

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...