In which awesome authors post awesome videos

In which awesome authors post awesome videos

Some of our favorite authors here at Novel Novice are also some of our favorite social networkers, and as such have created some of the most entertaining videos we’ve seen recently. Here are two new videos today from Maggie Stiefvater (author of Lament & Shiver) & Kaleb Nation (author of Bran Hambric).

Posted January 18, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Why Lost is a Lit Fan’s Dream…..

Why Lost is a Lit Fan’s Dream…..

As many of you are probably aware ABC’s hit television show, Lost will begin its final season in a matter of weeks. If you have not seen the show there is still time to catch up before the season 6 premiere. What makes Lost so great? Brilliant story-telling. I like to think of it as […]

Posted January 18, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 3 Comments
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American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards

American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards

The ALA”s 2010 Youth Media Awards were held this morning, honoring some of the best writers and works in children’s and Young Adult writing. According to their website: Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books and media for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media […]

Posted January 18, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Preview this week’s all-new The Vampire Diaries

Preview this week’s all-new The Vampire Diaries

The CW’s adaptation of The Vampire Diaries returns this week with all-new episodes! You can get caught up with video clips, some full episodes & episode summaries on the official Vampire Diaries website. In the meantime, here are a few previews & webclips from CW Television to help get you really excited: Spoiler alert! Clips […]

Posted January 18, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Lisa Schroeder’s drive-by book signings!

Lisa Schroeder’s drive-by book signings!

A couple days ago, I swung by my local bookstore to pick up some new books — mostly titles we’re getting ready to feature here on Novel Novice that I’ve been meaning to read, and finally found a good excuse to buy them. Three of those books I picked up were I Heart You, You […]

Posted January 17, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Parody: Harry Potter Ke$ha “Tik Tok” style!

Parody: Harry Potter Ke$ha “Tik Tok” style!

We just showed you the first official teaser-trailer for Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) … and now for something a little different, here’s this clever & hilarious Harry Potter parody of Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” from YouTuber NightTimeOperator: (Via @kimmymary, owner of the Page to Premiere Network) For the comments: Have you seen […]

Posted January 17, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Most Anticipated Young Adult Novels of 2010

Most Anticipated Young Adult Novels of 2010

With the launch of Novel Novice this month, we’re especially excited about some big Young Adult titles coming out in 2010. You can read more about all of these titles at Portland Books Examiner, but here are some of the most-anticipated Young Adult books of 2010: January 8th: Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder February 2nd: Sweet […]

Posted January 17, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 6 Comments
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Preview The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Preview The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Debut author Kimberly Derting is documenting her road to publication on her blog, and today she has debuted the official book trailer for her new YA novel, The Body Finder. It was created by VLC productions, which also created the book trailer for Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl. Take a look: Here’s […]

Posted January 16, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
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YALSA makes changes to teens’ best books list

YALSA makes changes to teens’ best books list

This just in from YALSA (The Young Adult Library Services Association): YALSA’s board just unanimously approved Board Document 14 (PDF; Selected List Portfolio Proposal) in its entirety, which will affect several YALSA selected booklists and awards, notably Best Books for Young Adults and the Alex Awards. YALSA President Linda Braun will go into more detail […]

Posted January 16, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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