Friday, July 25, 2008

Older teens in YA books

While unable to sleep last night, I started thinking about authors I wish would put out more books. I landed on Hilary Frank. If you haven't read Better Than Running at Night and I Can't Tell You, go do so. I got to thinking about how her books are YA, but feature kids in college. Then I tried to come up with more YA novels with college-aged protagonists, but came up empty. Can anyone else think of any? I must just be drawing a blank.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


We've recently added a few folks, so I thought I'd make a new post for them to introduce themselves in the comments section. Also, if anyone else knows of people who'd like to join (be sent an invite so they can post), let me know their email addresses and I can set them up. Even though it's been a few years since any kind of "back to school" stuff, I still associate fall with school and am feeling geared up for more postings and discussions once summer is over. A wider group of people reading/posting might help with that. So link to us from your webpages/blogs, pass around the blog address to any friends who might be interested, etc.

Anyway, introduce yourselves, new friends! (Also, if you check the archives, one of the first posts is introductions, if you'd like to get caught up.)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Some of us who are frequent visitors to Floor 22 (the blog of Jess and Todd) have been talking about reading Twilight (etc) for book club. Any takers? I haven't read it, though did have the ARC, started it, put the seed in Julie's brain that she needed to read it, then never followed through myself. Matthew's store, along with many others, I'm sure, is doing a big midnight release. Meyer's books and movie stuff are everywhere... but I'm learning that, even though I feel like the only person alive who hasn't read them, I'm not alone. Thoughts?

Wednesday, July 2, 2008