Monday, March 30, 2009
One thing though! Make sure you tell her that Michelle Kuo sent you over there in your comment when you enter! Have fun! The contest ends on April 3, or in other words this Friday.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
For more information contact:
Sara Easterly, Publicist for readergirlz
Sara Easterly & Friends
READING STIMULUS PLAN FOR HOSPITALIZED TEEN PATIENTS
LAUNCHES JUST IN TIME FOR “SUPPORT TEEN LIT DAY” APRIL 16
Despite economic downturn, generous publishers have donated
thousands of young-adult books for readergirlz, Guys Lit Wire, and YALSA
to deliver to teens in
March 17, 2009 (Seattle, Wash.) – Teen patients in pediatric hospitals across the United States will receive 8,000 young-adult novels, audiobooks, and graphic novels next week as readergirlz, Guys Lit Wire, and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) celebrate the third annual Support Teen Lit Day on April 16.
In its second year, “Operation TBD” (short for Teen Book Drop), puts free books donated by 18 book publishers into the hands of many teens most in need of escape, inspiration and a sense of personal accomplishment. Books with exceptional characters and fabulous stories can provide just that for teens and their families dealing with difficult, long-term hospital stays.
At a time when philanthropic giving is down, readergirlz co-founders have been inspired by overwhelming industry support for Operation TBD. “readergirlz is always looking for innovative ways to connect teens with literature, “ said Dia Calhoun, co-founder of readergirlz and acclaimed young-adult author. “We’re honored that publishers have supported this goal by giving so liberally this year.”
Operation TBD also aims to encourage all teens to choose reading for pleasure as a leisure activity, over other entertainment options. Inciting the broader teen community to participate in Operation TBD in its drive to spur reading on a national scale, readergirlz has launched a trailer on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/readergirlz) inviting teens and YA authors to leave a book in a public place on April 16. When visiting www.readergirlz.com, participants can download bookplates to insert into the books they’ll leave behind, which explain the surprise to the recipient and tell them to read and enjoy.
“This event is such a special one because it not only raises awareness about teen literature, but it also truly helps those teens most in need. Teens facing illnesses will be able to find an age- appropriate new book to read while in the hospital — teen books matter and not just any old book will do,” said Sarah Cornish Debraski, YALSA president. “Our thanks to the publishers, readergirlz, and Guys Lit Wire. It’s wonderful to unite with these organizations to forward this cause.”
Participating book publishers who have donated books or audiobooks include Abrams Books, Bloomsbury/Walker Books, Candlewick Press, Full Cast Audio, Hachette Book Group, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hyperion, Milkweed, Mirrorstone Books, Orca Book Publishers, Peachtree Books, Perseus Book Group/Running Press, Random House, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Soft Skull Press & Red Rattle Books, TOKYOPOP and Tor/Forge/Starscape/Tor Teen.
“Putting the right book into the hands of a teen can turn that teen into a reader for life, “ said Suzanne Murphy, VP and Group Publisher, Scholastic Trade Book Publishing. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to help Operation TBD show teens firsthand just how much fun reading can be.”
Pediatric hospitals that have signed up to receive books include Phoenix Children's Hospital (Phoenix, Ariz.), Rady's Children's Hospital (
“Our teen patients here at Seattle Children’s loved the books donated through the Operation Teen Book Drop last year,” said Kim Korte, Child Life Manager, Seattle Children’s Hospital. “Books are a wonderful avenue for our patients to be distracted from the pain and stress of hospitalization. We are always in need of books and greatly appreciate the generosity of the publishers who donated.”
Everyone who participates in Operation TBD is invited to celebrate at the TBD Post-Op Party on April 16 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time on the readergirlz blog: http://readergirlz.blogspot.com.
About Support Teen Literature Day
For the third consecutive year, Support Teen Literature Day will be celebrated April 16, 2009 in conjunction with
About the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos, and audiobooks for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, visit www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4390, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
readergirlz is the foremost online book community for teen girls, led by five critically acclaimed YA authors—Dia Calhoun (Avielle of Rhia), Holly Cupala (A Light That Never Goes Out) Lorie Ann Grover (Hold Me Tight), Justina Chen Headley (North of Beautiful), and Melissa Walker (the Violet series). readergirlz is the recipient of a 2007 James Patterson PageTurner Award.
To promote teen literacy and leadership in girls, readergirlz features a different YA novel and corresponding community service project every month. For more information about readergirlz, please visit www.readergirlz.com and http://readergirlz.blogspot.com, or contact email@example.com.
About Guys Lit Wire Guys Lit Wire brings literary news and reviews to the attention of teenage boys and the people who care about them. Working to combat the perception that teen boys aren’t as well read as teen girls, the organization seeks out literature uniquely targeted toward teen male readers in hopes of bringing attention of good books to guys who might have missed them.
Oh, and I got my Sophomore Switch ARC yesterday! Yaaay, it's my first ARC ever! I don't know, it just makes me feel all happy that I'm getting to read something before the public does. Hehehe.
I seriously cannot wait for spring break. I really need to have some time off for more sleep and more free time!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
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Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
**If there is no "ends.." date, it means I'm unsure of the deadline for that contest.
-Win Wish You Were Here at Harmony Book Reviews
-Win You're Amazing at Mrs. Magoo Reads winner announced 04/01
-Win 10 ARCs at The Story Siren ends 04/07
-Win 3 books at Carrie's YA Bookshelf ends 03/31
-Win Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side at Reading Keeps You Sane ends 03/27
-Win 3 books & an Amazon gift card at GreenBeanTeenQueen ends 04/01
-Win A Little Friendly Advice at Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf ends 03/27
-Win up to 3 books at Bookluver-Carol's Reviews ends 04/01
-Win My Life in Pink and Green at Bookworm Readers ends 04/06
-Win Violet on the Runway at Bookworm Readers ends 04/06
-Win What Would Emma Do? at Genevieve's Blog ends 03/31
-Win This Is What I Want To Tell You at Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf ends 04/03
-Choice of 3 books at Juiciliciousss Reviews ends 03/28
-Win a Penguin Prize Pack of 11 books! at Presenting Lenore ends 04/05
-Win Sucks to Be Me at Bookworm Readers ends 04/06
-Win Is It Just Me or Is Everything Shit? at Unmainstream Mom Reads ends 04/11
-Win a Penelope Poet necklace at Barefoot Mommy ends 04/07
-Win 4 books at Addicted to Books ends 04/29
-Win 200 coupons at Mom Saves Money ends 04/02
-Win Fairy Tale at The B-log Blog ends 04/13
-Win 2 Bard Academy books at Steph Su Reads ends 04/13
-Win Willow at The Story Siren ends 04/02
-Win A Countess Below Stairs at Katie's Book Blog ends 04/19
-Win Dream Girl at Mrs. Magoo Reads ends 04/06
-Win Souvenir or Reunion at The Written Word ends 04/06
The Two Weeks of Twilight Giveaways at Mom on the Random and Bookroom Reviews (there were too many deadlines to keep track of, so I didn't put them down):
-Win Twilight pins at Book Room Reviews
-Win Twilight make-up kit at Book Room Reviews
-Win Twilight-Inspired jewelry at Book Room Reviews
-Win The Host at Mom on the Random
-Win a Twilight iPod cover at Mom on the Random
-Win Twilight the Complete Illustrated Movie Companion at Mom on the Random
-Win a New Moon Necklace at Mom on the Random
-Win an Essence of Twilight set at Mom on the Random
-Win the Twilight DVD (!!!!!!!) at Mom on the Random
-Win The Host at Book Room Reviews
-Win a Twilight iPod cover at Book Room Reviews
-Win Twilight the Complete Illustrated Movie Companion at Book Room Reviews
-Win a Midnight Sun Necklace at Book Room Reviews
-Win an Essence of Twilight set at Book Room Reviews
-Win the Twilight DVD at Book Room Reviews!