Guest Post With Author Jason Walz (Last Pick)

 

I was so happy to get an e-mail from Jason last week about doing a guest post on my blog.  My husband and I just picked up his graphic novel and met him at the YA Lit Conference in Naperville, IL.

 

 

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Three years ago, aliens invaded Earth and abducted everyone they deemed useful. The only ones spared were those too young, too old, or too “disabled” to be of value. Living on Earth under the aliens’ harsh authoritarian rule, humanity’s rejects do their best to survive. Their captors never considered them a threat―until now.

Twins Sam and Wyatt are ready to chuck their labels and start a revolution. It’s time for the kids last picked to step into the game.

In this first volume of Jason Walz’s dystopian graphic novel trilogy, the kids last picked are humanity’s last hope.

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My signed books from the YA Lit Conference

 

This is my final post from the YA Lit Conference.  Promise.  I just thought it would be fun to share all the books I got signed.  This whole post will be pictures.

 

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Can’t Wait Wednesday 11/14/18

 

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Can’t Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine.   It was created to show off a future release that you are excited for.

 

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We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett

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Review of Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan (physical arc)

 

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Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan

 

Jasmine and Chelsea are sick of the way women are treated even at their progressive NYC high school, so they decide to start a Women’s Rights Club. They post everything online—poems, essays, videos of Chelsea performing her poetry, and Jasmine’s response to the racial macroaggressions she experiences—and soon they go viral. But with such positive support, the club is also targeted by online trolls. When things escalate, the principal shuts the club down. Jasmine and Chelsea will risk everything for their voices—and those of other young women—to be heard.

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Anderson’s YA Lit Conference 2018 (part two)

 

Thank you for coming back to check out part two for my YA Lit Conference post.  I didn’t want to make one super long post.  If you missed part one, it was posted on Saturday.

 

After lunch, there was a second breakout session.  This time we chose to go to Fantastical Historical Fiction.  I admit I’m not generally a huge fan of YA fiction, but I wanted to go to Annie’s panel.  And my husband liked The Last Magician and wanted to listen to Lisa again (we saw her last year, too).

 

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This panel was Lisa Maxwell, Joanna Hathaway, Stephanie Hemphill, and Annie Sullivan.  Just like the last one, I went and bought more books.  Joanna’s wasn’t out yet, so I wasn’t able to get anything from her signed.  Dark West is her debut.  I really enjoyed this panel and it actually made me want to read more YA historical fiction.

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Down the TBR Hole #55

 

Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by lost in a story 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

 

I’m going to start doing these a little differently to save picture space/time.  I’ll still list all 15-20 books, but I’m only going to add a few pictures.  It will likely be the books I’m keeping unless there are none for the week.  Then I’ll add a few random ones so it’s not super boring.

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