Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Christina Makes the Bookish Rounds (3)

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
  • I Will Chomp You by Jory John and Bob Shea
  • Forget-Me-Not-Summer by Leila Howland, who is one of Publisher's Weekly's Spring 2013 Flying Starts.
  • Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Memoir (in Progress) by Alexandra Penfold

    No GR links for the books as they have not yet been added.

Carving out a YA Niche via Sourcebooks Fire and Carolrhoda Lab (webcast from PW should be available soon).

Are you excited for Lauren Oliver's next stand-alone, PanicListen to her read the first three chapters here.

Lots of authors are announcing their appearances at SDCC. If you're going, you might want to check your favorite authors' websites for news.

Cover Reveals

Did I miss any cover reveals? Either that, or there weren't that many of those posts this week. (Which may be because of the July 4th weekend & little pub news)

Discussions/Other Blogger Fun:

Disability in Kid Lit: Being a Blind Teenager from YA author Kody Keplinger.

A discussion on YA book titles from One Page at a Time.

What makes a YA cover catch your eye? Snuggly Oranges discusses cover typography.

Book Girls Don't Cry: Where are the parents in YA lit? From JenniAmy, and Giselle.

The deliciousness that is human flaws: Lili's Reflections on loving imperfect characters.

Movies/TV shows:

Curious about how the Vampire Academy adaptation is going? Richelle Mead wrote about it here and here, and also included a set picture.

The kickstarter for the Morganville Vampires TV show was successful, raising over $75,000 in the allotted time period.

Movie Alert: The Spectacular Now coming to theaters on August 2.


Pure Imagination: Precious Blood by Tonya Hurley. Ends July 15th.

Once Upon a Twilight: Precious Blood by Tonya Hurley. Ends July 13th.

Fan of Leigh Fallon? She's offering copies of her books until August 31st.

The weekly giveaway at Children's Publishing. Ends July 11th at 6:00 p.m.

5 ARCs of Into the Dark: The Shadow Prince by YA author Bree Despain. Ends July 15.

The Midnight Garden: In the After by Demitria Lunetta. Ends July 16.

Xpresso Reads: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake. UK/Europe, ends July 18.

Cover Madness giveaway hop from Giselle of Xpresso Reads and Jenni of Alluring Reads. Ends July 15.


Most Featured Book: 45 Pounds (More or Less) by K.A. Barson. Everywhere. And everyone seems to be saying wonderful things about its humor and the way it handles body weight issues. Have you read this novel? Is it on your TBR list?

Recent Recommended Read: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. Marchetta's masterpiece Pulitzer-winner was the featured title for Christina Reads Your Recommendations this week. Are you a Marchetta fan?

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. So much good information! Thanks!

  2. Thanks for including our Summer Hops :)
    Wow, once again, so many fascinating articles -- thanks very much :)
    You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

  3. Oooh I hadn't heard of 45 pounds or less before .It looks great :) I love your roundup posts

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  4. Teens like dystopias? I think PEOPLE love them - I know I do!


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