Thursday, March 11, 2010

Kibbles n' Bits (and Gravy Bits!)

I haven't had the chance to read much lately, and that's caused a lack of things to blog about.  Happily, there's enough going on in the YAlitosphere that I can bring you this post, filled with bits o' news from around the interwebs!
  • As you may be aware, Betsy Bird has been counting down the Top 100 Chapter Books over at her blog, Fuse #8.  What you may not have noticed is that just yesterday she quoted yours truly in her description of #35, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
  • This isn't news to me (or probably you either!) but I guess the rest of the adult world can sometimes be slow to catch on to things teens (and people who work with teens) know instinctively.  What I'm speaking about specifically is that YA lit is awesome
  • Is there a YA book that you feel is under-appreciated? If so, nominate the title for the Nerds Heart YA tournament, and give it the chance to shine! Nominations must be submitted by March 31st.
  • Opening Ceremonies got underway yeaterday, brackets are posted and the books are ready to battle to the death!  Check out SLJ's Battle of the Kids' Books.  The first contest is on March 15th.
  • And finally, what good would an update be without an entry from The Twilight Zone? Summit Entertainment has released a teaser trailer for Eclipse, which releases in theatres on June 30th.

That's all for now, but I'll be back once I get a chance to read some of these paper things lying around the house.  Take care!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for mentioning NerdsHeartYA. I'm so lookinging forward to the meat of the contest getting started.