2000-2010: The Decade of Young Adult Lit

2000-2010: The Decade of Young Adult Lit

Amazon.com has declared 2000-2010 the YA Decade … and, well, we’re inclined to agree. After all, it seems as if Young Adult lit has really taken off in the last ten years (Thanks, J.K. Rowling, et. al.) and it’s now become one of the hottest commodities in the publishing world. Amazon’s Omnivoracious blog writes: No […]

Posted January 30, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Part 5: YALSA names 2010 top books for teens

Part 5: YALSA names 2010 top books for teens

This past week, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), named its 2010 list of Best Books for Young Adults. All this week, Novel Novice has been featuring the top 10 … and here are the final two titles: Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor Summary: Three tales of supernatural love, each pivoting on a kiss […]

Posted January 29, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Great New Contest for Beginning Writers!

Great New Contest for Beginning Writers!

While I must apologize for the late notice, there is an excellent contest over at kidlit.com for beginning writers. Check out the contest rules below: ” Kidlit Contest Since the query contest worked out so well in October, I’m going to do another contest at the beginning of 2010… novel beginnings! That’s right, the beginning […]

Posted January 29, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

It is with a heavy heart that I pass on the news today that author J.D. Salinger has died at the age of 91. Salinger is perhaps best known for his coming of age novel The Catcher in the Rye. This is one of my personal all-time favorite novels, and one I have always cherished. […]

Posted January 28, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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R.I.P. – J.D. Salinger

R.I.P. – J.D. Salinger

Not many people can get through high school without reading J.D. Salinger’s iconic book The Catcher in the Rye. The reclusive author of this angst-ridden novel passed away today at the ripe old age of 91. From The New York Times: Mr. Salinger’s literary reputation rests on a slender but enormously influential body of published […]

Posted January 28, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 3 Comments
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Part 4: YALSA names 2010 top books for teens

Part 4: YALSA names 2010 top books for teens

This past week, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), named its 2010 list of Best Books for Young Adults. This week, Novel Novice will be featuring the top 10, so here are the titles for day four: The Orange Houses by Paul Griffin Summary: Meet Tamika Sykes—Mik to her friends (if she had any). She’s hearing impaired and […]

Posted January 28, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows in 3D!

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows in 3D!

It sounds like Warner Brothers is getting ready to announce that it will release Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2 in 3D!! Warner Brothers is expected to announce this week that it will release the two-part movie adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 3D. These will […]

Posted January 27, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Stephenie Meyer recommends books, music & movies

Stephenie Meyer recommends books, music & movies

Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has updated her official website this morning with a bevy of recommendations. For books, she recommends The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows. Meyer writes: It was one of those books that feel absolutely perfect and satisfying, and when you finish it you […]

Posted January 27, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Part III: YALSA names 2010 top books for teens

Part III: YALSA names 2010 top books for teens

This past week, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), named its 2010 list of Best Books for Young Adults. This week, Novel Novice will be featuring the top 10, so here are day three’s titles. Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland by Sally M. Walker and Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. Synopsis: Bright white […]

Posted January 27, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
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