Archives - August 2010
Lauren Baratz-Logsted, the author of THE TWINS DAUGHTER and numerous other novels, tells Teenreads.com the deepest, darkest secrets she can muster such as, Is she a salt person...or a sugar person? Is she tall, or is she less-than-tall? How much less-than-tall, you ask? Read on!
Last night, as any good little Tribute may know, Suzanne Collins kicked off the release of MOCKINGJAY at Books of Wonder in New York City. The event was chock full of entertainment for the masses, complete with face-painting and juggling, and BOOKS!
There was even a girl wearing a very special dress. (Not me!)
Here's a hint: It was white, in a bridal sort of way, with lovely black feathers and some orange-reddish ones that made it look like flames.
Susannah Appelbaum tells Teenreads.com which books from her childhood inspired her to write. Her fantasy series
The Poisons of Caux, is an imaginative adventure complete with catacombs and crypts, poisons and prophesies.
TRC New Releases for Week of August 27
Thank you everyone who entered our MOCKINGJAY Unofficial Video Contest
! There was at least one point in each and every entry, where one of us Teenreads staffers bolted upright and said, "They should win!" Alas, we had to choose, and boy was it difficult! It was a regular District 13 revolt over here.
When the fighting had subdued, we reached our decisions. [Insert MovieGuy voice-over.]
The Grand Prize Winner is....NUMBER 5
Welcome to a Super-sized edition of the “If You Ask Me” Q&A, where our four participants --- Cassidy from Allen, TX; Magnolia from Cairo, NE; Kaylie from Ocean City, NJ; and Caroline from Los Angeles, CA --- hail from all across the country.
Poe enthusiasts and critics alike will be enthralled by Kelly Creagh's debut novel, NEVERMORE. But what inspired Creagh to use Poe's life and works in the book? Maybe it was his dashing moustache, or the macabre heartbeat from beneath the floorboards. Read on to learn how this this Gothic genius found his way from beyond into NEVERMORE.
There's just one more week until MOCKINGJAY, the final book in Suzanne Collins's bestselling series The Hunger Games is released, and things are approaching full-on fever pitch. It seems everyone is celebrating, and the list of ways to win Hunger Games related paraphernalia --- or just join in the virtual festivities --- is practically endless.
It’s now the middle of August and there are signs and sales everywhere for all things back-to-school. But, you can always count on a good book to provide some escapism until the very last day of summer break!