In the meantime, here are some things that I found interesting around the internet this week. Maybe you will too!
I was lucky enough to read this amazing book in ARC format (I will be posting my review in the next couple of days), but unfortunately I live too far away to attend Cat Winters’ launch party for In the Shadow of Blackbirds, which will be held at Powell’s Books in Beaverton, Oregon on Saturday April 6th @ 4:00 p.m. I’ll be there in spirit (ha ha!), but if any of my lucky readers can attend, please do so! I’ve gotten to know Cat a bit through Twitter and email, and she’s a lovely person and a very talented writer. Even if you can’t attend the launch party, you can order a signed copy from Powell’s! Click here for all the details!
Are you a fan of Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert? Did you know she’s also written novels? I loved Eat, Pray, Love and read it for my book club, but I also love her novel Stern Men. Her next novel The Signature of All Things doesn’t come out until October, but Elizabeth is asking readers to play a part in selecting the final cover design for her book. You can click here and vote for your favorite cover! The winning cover will be announced on March 25th, so vote today.
In the news this week, the graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi has been restricted by the Chicago Public Schools, the nation’s third largest school district. Persepolis is Satrapi’s memoir, told in graphic format, of her coming-of-age in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution, and is a world-wide best seller. The book is normally part of the 7th through 12th grade curriculum, and students and administrators alike are protesting. You can read more about it here and here.
Buzzfeed gives us 20 Awesome Examples of Literary Graffiti! I happen to be a big fan of graffiti, and looking at these photos makes me want to pick up a paint brush and leave my own mark on a blank wall somewhere. Mine would most likely be something from a Stephen King novel…
Daniel Marks’ YA horror story Velveteen was one of my favorite books last year, and he’s just self-published an adult short story under the name Mark Henry called Seafoam, which is available on Amazon for only 99 cents! When I say adult, I do mean adult. The author tells you all about Seafoam in this video on his website, so check it out! I just bought my copy…
You still have time to win a signed copy of this awesome five-star book! I was lucky enough to meet Sarah at her book launch party and get a couple of signed copies of to give away. Bruised is a YA contemporary story about a teen with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, the traumatic experience she has, and how she fights her way back from it. You can read my review here and enter to win a copy here! I’m giving away TWO copies if I get at least fifty people to enter, so don’t miss out on this fabulous book.
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