Saturday, July 5, 2008

Shameless Saturday!

On this Saturday's agenda we have a couple quick notable mentions and then a little recap of ALA! Enjoy!

Reviews and Interviews!
M.P. Barker, author of A Difficult Boy, was interviewed about her summer reading plans for Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette has a feature article about M.P. Barker's return to her old stomping grounds at Old Sturbridge Village.

TeensReadToo awarded Regina Scott's La Petite Four their Gold Star Award for Excellence! "This award is reserved for books you want to read over and over again,because they're great!" Wow! Thanks!
BookReviewManic reviewed Brooke Taylor's Undone! "This book and I were inseparable! It was amazing, staggering, and very much so tremendous! ... would recommend this book to every teen out there, it is not one of those books that are “girly”. Actually I would recommend this book to adults too."

And now on to ALA!

For several days at precisely 9 AM, thousands of librarians and booksellers hit the Anaheim Convention Center floor in order to mingle and choose their favorite new books. So it wasn't quite as dramatic (or dangerous!) as Spain's famous bull-running fiesta, but the energy that these book-lovers brought to the conference was electric. Throughout the event, attendees toted heavy bags filled with hardcover books, ARCS, and promotional materials, then hailed cabs and buses to gather off-site at awards dinners, luncheons, and even early breakfasts. And we just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING!

Two class members signed at their publishers' booths: Zu Vincent/The Lucky Place (Front Street Press) and Nancy Viau/Samantha Hansen Has Rocks In Her Head (Abrams Books for Young Readers)..

And quite a few other 2k8 books were spotted, as well, including:

Happy reading, everybody! See you at the Mid-Year ALA Conference in Denver! (Unless, of course, we do find you next week...hanging out with the bulls in Santo Domingo).


Kyle said...

Thank you so much for mentioning me and my review!!


Alea said...

It would be a dream to be able to go to any book convention! How very exciting!