On Friday night I attended a party at Porter Square Books for the young reviewers of their Fresh Ink program, featuring M. T. Anderson as the guest speaker. About this I have two things to say: Porter Square Books is awesome. I hope this doesn’t come as a surprise to … Continue reading
Remember how John Green was starting his tour at my school? They changed the venue to the public middle school nearby, which was a good call, because it was way bigger than our auditorium. But I still got to volunteer, and my students and colleagues still got to attend, with … Continue reading
Oh! I can’t believe I haven’t announced this here! John Green (author of An Abundance of Katherines, Looking for Alaska, and Paper Towns) has a new book coming out: The Fault in Our Stars. Such a big, anticipated release needs a tour, of course. Tours, as we all know, need … Continue reading
Growing up, my brother and I were both obsessed with Chris Van Allsburg. The Mysteries of Harris Burdick was a favorite, as it is for so many kids beloved of their imaginations. A collection of magical images dropped off at a publisher by the mysterious Harris Burdick (so the legend … Continue reading
I’m home! And bailing on my 10-year college reunion because I now have a weird flu or something. (I blame the Javits Center; it’s like a Vegas casino without the neon and free drinks.) So I’m fairly woozy and exhausted, as I’m sure this recap will reflect. Most of all, … Continue reading
Everybody admire my business cards: Ooooh… BEA/Book Blogger Con, here I come!
In February I wrote about Bitch Magazine’s 100 YA Books for the Feminist Reader. A week and a half ago, Arianna of Wandering Librarians and I went to a response discussion at Simmons College (our library school alma mater), entitled “What Is a Feminist Reader?” Here’s her far more prompt … Continue reading
I just registered for the Book Blogger Convention (part of Book Expo America in NYC on May 27. So excited! If you’ll also be there, please say hi! I can’t wait to meet everyone and geek out for a couple of days in person.
In two weeks I’ll be heading to the Simmons College Children’s Literature Summer Institute. Three days of talks by and schmoozing with fabulous authors, editors, and other people working in the children’s lit field (not to mention some dear friends). So excited! I realized that I’m unfamiliar with the work … Continue reading