Luv YA Book Club & Other 2009 Stuff

4 Jan

It’s a new year and there’s a couple of things on my To-Do list for the Luv YA blog that I’m really excited about.

 

The first is my new Book Club monthly post.  Every day I get at least one person following the Summer Reading Series around and clicking out to the authors I talked about. Since this has obviously been such a big hit — AND to force me to keep up with my TBR pile as things come out — I’m starting a monthly Book Club. We’ll read a recent release and open a thread for discussion on the second Monday of the month. I look forward to hearing what other people think and see if we find the next big thing 🙂

 

On that note, the first books will be:

Deadly Little Secrets by Laurie Stolarz for Monday, January 12th
ABC’s of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro for Monday, February 16th

 

How did I pick these?  Well, DLS seems to be everywhere – agent blogs, reader blogs, publisher blogs….so, why not my blog? I realized I was going to read it anyway and thought it would be a great book to kick off the year with!

ABC’s by Tina Ferraro was another super-easy pick. I already pre-ordered my book a while ago. Tina was amazingly gracious to us when I was over at Purple Hearts. I emailed her basically out of the blue with a “Hello Stranger who answered my fan email” email and asked if she’d be willing to guest blog at PHearts. She not only said yes, but did an amazing blog and contest give-away. She’s the type of author you want to succeed – talented, fun and nice. So, like I said, another easy pick. Check out her great post on PHearts Why YA?

 

But, what will we read in March? I don’t know — how about some suggestions? What new late February/early March book would you like to see here?

The other thing that has been getting a lot of hits since the holidays are winding down is the series on Creating Your Own Word Notebook…..you all thought you were off the hook, didn’t you? Not so fast. I warned you you’d have a couple weeks to do the homework and relax thru the new year, but now 2009 is here and we’re ready to go again. So I hope you’ve been collecting words, people watching and taking notes, because we’re going to start the “putting together” part soon.

 

Other than that, stick around for more unpub’d writer stuff….maybe you’ll be the first to find out I’m the next big thing…..OK, maybe you’ll be the first to find out I’m the next small to medium thing 🙂

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5 Responses to “Luv YA Book Club & Other 2009 Stuff”

  1. Tina Ferraro January 5, 2009 at 12:36 pm #

    Bria, you are darling to pick The ABC’s of Kissing Boys for your book club’s February read, and these lovely things you said about me! Let me know if I can participate or answer questions or whatever.

    Tina (who you now probably think STALKS you…in fact, found this through a google alert search)

  2. anshakotyk January 5, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    Can I join the club? It sounds like you’ve got some great books on the list. I’ve been meaning to read the Uglies trilogy…

  3. briaq January 5, 2009 at 9:29 pm #

    OOOH! Tina you can stalk me whenever you like…I’ll even let you blame google alerts 🙂

    I’d love for you to participate. I’ll try your email. I apparently had a virus that wouldn’t let me email anyone @theirownname.com so we’ll see.

    Ansha – Of course you can join – rush out and get the books. Its going to be a great year of reading!

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