YA Lit Conference (part two)

Thanks for coming back for part two.   If you missed it, I posted the first half of the day on the blog yesterday.

 

11:25 was the second break out session.  For this one, we chose Navigating Today’s Issues Through Literature.  This panel was Kayla Ancrum, Peter Bognanni, Amy Reed, Adam Silvera, and Kim Turrisi.

 

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YA Lit Conference (part one)

 

I was lucky enough to get to attend the 14th annual Young Adult Literature Conference in Lisle, IL.  This was hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop.  Saturday November 4th, was the day for teachers, librarians, and adult fans of YA.  My husband and I attended that day as fans.

 

The day started at 7:15am with a continental breakfast along with the bookstore opening.

 

At 8am, they did a welcome, introductions, and announcements.

 

8:20 was the first key note speaker.  This one was Nicola Yoon.

 

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Sunshine Blogger Award #2

 

Thank you to Nose Stuck In A Book  for nominating me for my second Sunshine Blogger Award.

 

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  • Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and a link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

 

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Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway: Saving It by Monica Murphy

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Saving It by Monica Murphy!  Don’t miss the giveaway at the bottom.

 

Saving It by Monica Murphy

Publication Date:  November 6, 2017

Publisher:  Entangled Teen Crush

 

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Down the TBR #4

 

Down The TBR Hole is a meme that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

 

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Liebster Award #2

 

I was tagged by The Bookish Wanderer for my second Liebster Award.   Thank you Melissa!

 

Rules –

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions they gave you
  • Nominate 11 blogs
  • Give them 11 questions to answer

 

I’m trying to catch up on tags/awards, so I’m not going to tag anyone right now.

 

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Review of Follow Me (Amateurs) by Sara Shepard

 

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Follow Me  by Sara Shepard

 

It was the perfect night for a party.

That is, until twenty-one-year-old Chelsea Dawson disappeared. The social media star was last seen enjoying a beautiful summer night at the Jersey Shore with her friends. But after an explosive fight with her ex-boyfriend, she vanished without a trace.

When Seneca, Maddox, Aerin, and Madison hear about the suspected kidnapping, they notice a jarring detail about the victim: she looks exactly like Aerin’s sister, Helena, who was killed five years earlier. Seneca is convinced she knows who killed Helena, and she can’t shake the feeling that the same person has taken Chelsea.

Desperate for answers about the two girls, and the truth behind her mother’s murder, Seneca will stop at nothing to find out if the cases are linked. So when Maddox receives an invitation to the Shore from none other than their primary suspect, the Amateurs begin an intense new investigation.

Full of disturbing secrets, startling twists, and horrifying revelations, the second book in #1 New York Times best-selling author Sara Shepard’s The Amateurs series follows the team down a twisted path—one crafted by a brilliant killer.

 

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