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Waiting on Wednesday:Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Posted in create your own, low tech ideas, ya lit with tags , , , on April 6, 2011 by Anita

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

Read Anita’s review of Beauty Queens in the May 2011 issue of VOYA.

Create Your Own

Blabberize: Got a picture?  Turn it into a video with Blabberize!

 

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Matched by Ally Condie

Posted in apps, audiobooks, create your own, low tech ideas, qr codes, twitter, ya lit with tags , , , , on April 4, 2011 by Anita

 

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham’s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it’s a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she’s destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can’t stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society’s infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

 –Summary from goodreads

 

You know YA lit has arrived when you see an ad for the hottest new book in Us Weekly!  And check out the QR code: use a free app like Qrafter or Red Laser to scan it  and see where it takes you.  Go ahead, try it:

Want to make your own QR code?  Go to http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ and simply paste in your URL. 

Matched has an incredible online presence.  Find your optimal match on the website, or join the forums to talk to other Matched readers.  For more Matched online, see the Low Tech Labels links below.

I’m currently listening to the audio version of Matched.  I’m really enjoying the voice of the reader, Kate Simses.  I checked it out from my local library’s Overdrive subscription.  See if your library has a subscription.  If you can’t find one, you can also get it via Audible.com.

If you haven’t heard, Matched is the first book in a trilogy.  Crossed, the second book, will be released November 1, 2011.

Want to know a little bit about Crossed? Here’s a teaser…

  

Low Tech Labels

Create a Low Tech Label for your Matched books.  The links below are formatted to be pasted  into an Avery Label Template #6873.  Put them in all your Matched books – the Society wants you too!

More from The Society

The Book: http://www.matched-book.com/

The Society: http://the-society.net/

Ally Condie’s Blog: http://www.allysoncondie.com/ 

The Matched Department: http://www.thematcheddepartment.com/

Follow Ally Condie on Twitter @allycondie

Follow The Matched Trilogy @matchedtrilogy

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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

Tweets

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: http://cassandraclare.com/cms/home / http://www.mortalinstruments.com/

Twitter @cassieclare

Blog: http://cassandraclare.livejournal.com/

Fan History Wiki: http://www.fanhistory.com/wiki/Cassandra_Claire 

Cassandra Clare Week: http://www.annareads.com/ : search the blog for “cassandra clare week”

Video Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/user/ReadingTechnology?feature=mhum ; “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 Playlist.com 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.

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