Archive for March, 2011

Have you ordered your copy yet?

Posted in create your own, low tech ideas, music, twitter, ya lit with tags , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2011 by Anita

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)

City of Fallen Angels

The 4th Book in The Mortal Instruments Series

by Cassandra Clare

Coming April 5th

Music & Hype

Anna @ Anna Reads loves Cassandra Clare and celebrated Cassandra Clare Week in honor of the release of City of Fallen Angels.  Check out all of her posts.

Her Music Behind the Mortal Instruments Series post contains a playlist and videos of the music that inspired Cassandra Clare while she was writing the series.

Read this scene from City of Ashes from Jace’s point of view: Because It Is Bitter


Trending on Twitter #CityofFallenAngels,  Join the conversation!  Follow Cassandra Clare on Twitter @cassieclare


Low Tech Labels

Create a Low Tech Label for your Cassandra Clare books.  The links below are formatted to be pasted  into an Avery Label Template #6873.  Put them inside all your Cassandra Clare books for maximum Mortal Instruments exposure!

Find Cassandra Clare on the web!

Website: /

Twitter @cassieclare


Fan History Wiki: 

Cassandra Clare Week: : search the blog for “cassandra clare week”

Video Playlist: ; “playlists” > “mortal instruments”



Waiting on Wednesday: Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Posted in music, ya lit with tags , , , , , , on March 30, 2011 by Anita

Coming April 5th

Waiting on Wendesday is a weekly meme sponsored by Breaking the Spine.

It’s been three years since the devastating accident … three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Julliard’s rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia’s home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future – and each other.

Told from Adam’s point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.

–Summary from goodreads



Listen to a sample playlist for Gayle Forman’s If I Stay

Create Your Own Playlist

There are several online playlist sites.  Use one like to compose your own playlist, or encourage students to compile a playlist. 

See all our playlists at Reading 2.0 Playlists.

Music is a huge part of If I Stay. Author Gayle Forman talks about how the music scene of Eugene, Oregon helped shape her poignant novel on the power of love, loss and family.


Find more Reading 2.0 ideas at the Reading 2.0 Wiki.

Book Smugglers App

Posted in apps, blogs, book reviewers with tags , , on March 28, 2011 by Anita

Want to keep up to date on the newest YA releases?  Do it conveniently on your iPhone with the Book Smugglers Web-app enabled version of their website.

The Book Smugglers: The Web-App Enabled Version

“If you use an iPhone, you have the ability to now save The Book Smugglers as an app on your homescreen, so you can get your Smuggler fix without having to navigate through your web browser! The process is easy – just visit through Safari, then tap the center button at the bottom of your touchscreen and select “Add to Home Screen.” You’ll be prompted to name the app (we recommend “Smugglers” or “TBS” – since “The Book Smugglers” is too long to fit the field), and VOILA! You now have your very own web-app version of the site.”

–Courtesy of The Book Smugglers



Find more Reading 2.0 ideas at the Reading 2.0 Wiki.

Abandon by Meg Cabot

Posted in blogs, create your own, low tech ideas, ya lit with tags , , , , , on March 28, 2011 by Anita


Coming April 26th, 2011

Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can’t help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she’s never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.

But now she’s moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.

Only she can’t. Because even here, he finds her. That’s how desperately he wants her back. She knows he’s no guardian angel, and his dark world isn’t exactly heaven, yet she can’t stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.

But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.

— Summary from Goodreads


Abandon is inspired by the Greek myth of Hades and Persephone


Abandon Links

Abandon Website: includes a trailer and an excerpt from the book

Discuss Abandon on the Meg Cabot Message Board

Abandon on Facebook

Meg Cabot talks about her newest book, Abandon


Meg Cabot Links

Meg’s Website: her web site is also her diary/blog

Meg on Twitter ; Facebook

Watch Meg’s Channel on YouTube!

Low Tech Labels

Create a Low Tech Label for your Meg Cabot books.  The links below are formatted to be pasted  into an Avery Label Template #6873.  Put them inside all your Meg Cabot books to direct your readers to all things Meg!

Meg Cabot

Want more of Meg?  Here’s where to look!


Meg’s Diary:



Meg’s Youtube Channel:

Meg Cabot Message Board: