~A discussion on Books With Cass’s Thursday Thought inspired me to start including some more personal content on Almost Grown-up again. I’m excited to share with you guys!
~A new photo of Shailene Woodley as Tris Prior in Divergent was released… after which my phone was inundated with text messages, a) correctly stating that she is wearing the most Abnegation dress ever and b) demanding that the Bevy of Dauntless recreate said photo
~The third book in Laini Taylor’s ‘Daughter of Smoke & Bone’ series is going to be called ‘Dreams of Gods and Monsters.’ Plus, an INCREDIBLE fanmade trailer for Days of Blood and Starlight.
~Speaking of incredible fanmade trailers, this Shadow and Bone trailer is also absolutely UNBELIEVABLY amazing. And features the seductively complex Darkling.
~Alexa Loves Books (along with some other bloggers) is organizing a BEA Book Blogger Picnic in Central Park! Check out this post for more details .
~The Irish Banana Review shared an interview with Little, Brown publicist Faye about BEA and which LB galleys attendees should be excited for.
~If you’re attending BEA and are starting to create your schedule, you probably also want to check out Macmillan’s signings and galley drops.
~Unfortunately, Rick Riordan cleared up some rumors. A sneak peek of House of Hades will not be available at BEA. Well, I’m glad he cleared it up… it’s just unfortunate that it’s not true! ;)
~If you’re a fan of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Bernie Su’s newest web series launched this week. So far it’s a little more transmedia than story, but hopefully I’ll grow to love it.
~This lovely Throne of Glass wallpaper designed by Elena of Novel Sounds is now my work laptop background. I like that I can be subtly fangirl and still professional.
~Hopefully you’re a fan of diversity in your YA and that means you should definitely check out the DiversifYA blog.
~This Book Scoffers video by PolandBananasBooks contains situations that I am all too familiar with.
~Epic Reads is ready to PUMP. YOU. UP. …with this work out for book nerds like us!
~As part of a challenge for Bout of Books, my friend Aimee over at Penmanship Smitten redesigned this adorable cover for Robin Wasserman’s The Book of Blood & Shadow.
My posts this week
~BEA tips (and my grand return to blogging)
~A review of The Heiresses by Allison Rushby
~A review of This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
~My introduction post for the Classics Retold project. I’m delving into Twelfth Night!
~A review of Fox Forever by Mary E. Pearson