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Quick Recap #2: Asian American Children’s Author Blog Series

The summer is almost over, it’s time for another recap post! Here’s who I’ve had on the blog so far: (For Weeks 1-5 click here) Week 6: Mitali Perkins, editor of Open Mic and author of Bamboo People Week 7: Livia Blackburne, … Continue reading

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My critique group buddy’s book launches today!

Just a quick post to let you know that today is the launch of Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne! If you love YA fantasy this book is for you. Livia is a member of my writing group and I saw … Continue reading

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Critique group update

We’ve had tons of great writers email me with interest in our critique group so at this point we’re no longer looking for new members. Thanks, everyone!

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Kindle 2 — My Reading Stats One Year Out

I’ve had my Kindle 2 for more than a year now (purchased Feb 2009). So the big question is–how much have I actually used it? Here are my stats (made easier by Goodreads–I might have to add a new bookshelf … Continue reading

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Three of My Favorite Disney Lullabies

Okay this is a bit off-topic but in the spirit of my new motherhood I thought I’d share a few of my favorite Disney lullabies with you. These are songs I enjoyed as a kid and my baby daughter seems … Continue reading

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Forcing yourself to read

In addition to critiquing each other’s writing every other week, my critique group has a monthly (published) book discussion. We read MG to YA and all sorts of genres. Some of them we’ve loved and others….not so much. Right now … Continue reading

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Aqua notepad

A notepad to write on in the shower! Cool! (via Inkygirl) Here’s a demonstration:Aqua Notepad

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Dan Humphrey’s Top Ten Book List

Have you seen this list of Gossip Girl character Dan Humphrey’s favorite books for 2009? I haven’t read any of them, but I have read other books by a few of these authors. (via bookshelvesofdoom — man she finds some … Continue reading

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New Brontë movies: Ed Westwick as Heathcliff?

Apparently Twilight has popularized Wuthering Heights enough to the point where new film adaptations of both Wuthering Heights (by Emily Bronte) and Jane Eyre (by Charlotte Bronte) are being made.  As you may know, Wuthering Heights is the main character’s favorite … Continue reading

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South Asian YA Lit Bibliography

PoojaMakhijani.com has a great list online of YA books that depict South Asia and South Asian chacters. Head over there and check it out! She also has lists of picture books, folk/fairytales, and what she calls “crossover” books (not sure what … Continue reading

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