Teen Board member Alison S. recently had the fun idea to review 20 short stories for Teenreads, in addition to her usual monthly reviews. Except, keeping social media in mind, she kept her reviews very short --- and by "short" we mean 140 characters. In the length of just one tweet, Alison sums up some fantastic literary short stories from big name authors such as Neil Gaiman and Margaret Atwood. Of course, art always requires a little sacrifice, so if you see what looks like a typo, don't worry, it was all intentional. These reviews will have you laughing in no time --- and, if you'd like to try your own 140 character review, Alison has included links to free versions of the stories when possible!
Several months ago, Teen Board member Kate F. had the chance to go to Book Con, a two-day long celebration of books, authors and readers. She wrote about her experience
here on Teenreads. Now she is back on the blog with a post on Gender Equality in YA, which was inspired by one of the panels she went to while at the convention.
Hey Teenreaders, we have some good news regarding Kristen Simmons
' new novel, METALTOWN
. You may recognize Simmons as the author of the Article 5
series --- a dystopian science fiction col
While I am an intern here at Teenreads, what started me on my publishing career path was book blogging. You can read about How I Became a Book Blogger
and My Favorite Parts of Blogging
here on the site.
On Sunday, I attended the first ever Blog Bound Con
at the Jefferson Market Library here in NYC. I found the event through Twitter, which is always a great place to find events in your area.
I started my book blog --- DanaSquare
--- in 2011 and over the years there have been some great moments. From events I had the chance to attend to different experiences I was able to have, blogging has been a great part of my life. These are just a few of my favorite moments over the course of my blogging career:
Yesterday, Teenreads.com’s Rebecca Munro and I attended the launch party for THIS SAVAGE SONG
by Victoria Schwab at Books of Wonder
here in NYC. It was actually Victoria’s birthday, so once again happy birthday!
I never intended to become a book blogger. It’s one of those things that just happened, but I couldn’t be more thankful for it. It sounds really cliched but it changed my life and set me on a different path.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past several years, you're probably familiar with bestselling author David Levithan
Picking your next read is always a struggle. If you ask us, there are too many books to choose from and not enough time to read them all. We recently asked our Teen Board Members how they narrow down their summer reading and Vaishnavi S., had an amazing suggestion. Her unique way of picking her next read is called "Blind Date with a Book" and it sounds like a blast. So if you're having trouble picking your next summer book, read on and play!
THE MUSEUM OF HEARTBREAK, Meg Leder’s young adult debut, was released on Tuesday, June 7th and the launch party was held at the fantastic NYC bookstore, McNally Jackson. I attended this event with Teenreads.com’s Rebecca Munro, who has nothing but praise for this novel. After listening to Meg, I know that this is a book that I have to pick up right away.