Thursday, 22 July 2010

Links and Things

So I've been absent from the internet lately. The heat has sapped my will to do anything, as has chasing the toddler around.

Anyway I finally jumped back on the internet last night and there is SO much great stuff out there I thought I'd share. Also it's easier than writing a book review for Plain Kate. About which I have much to say (all good) but can't dredge up the words right now.

A great post on Being a Banshee (or finding your voice) by Leila Austen at YA Highway

 C. J Omololu has a post on just that topic Are YA boys bad for Real Teen Girls? which makes for interesting reading, especially seeing I've been told my boys are too nice.


Diana Peterfreund has an excellent post on querying Don't Take Yourself Out of the Game. I didn't actually have this issue but I did stall for about two months before querying. It's scary stuff putting little pieces of yourself out there to get rejected but you know, hopefully worth it. Jennifer Hubbard actually had a very interesting post on rejection and how we handle it and think we should handle it.

Two links from Maggie Stiefvater. An interview with the cover designer of Shiver and Linger I love cover stories and a song to celebrate Linger debuting at No. 1 on the NYT bestseller list. YAY! I loved Linger, it totally deserves to be up there.

Finally,  Joelle Anthony is having an Indie Bookstore Week. Tell her about your favourite indie bookstore to win some great prizes. I adore my local indie the fabulous Politics and Prose. The baby and I have been hanging out there to escape the heat.

5 comments:

  1. funny to imagine you in the heat when I am bundled up in front of a heater right now :)

    i tried to write a review today and kept writing a sentence then deleting it for it's lameness. sometimes, the words just aren't coming to me...

    I'm going to check out some of your links

    xx

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  2. I could do with some bundling right now, hurry up fall!

    Yes I just can't start the review, maybe my holiday will help :-)

    Enjoy the links

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  3. Glad to see you around still! I hope your writing is going well, too. :)

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  4. Michelle - it is, thanks :)

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  5. Alexa, the "nice" thing drives me nuts, as you well know. What is up with the love of abusive men? With hanging the "bad boy" label on guys that aren't actually bad, and the "too nice" label on guys that aren't actually all that "nice" by conventional standards (yes, I'm looking at you, lying murderous manipulative Peeta, I don't care HOW many cupcakes you bake).

    My own mother called Giovanni a "goody two shoes." I was like "Mom, you have a strange definition of that term. Giovanni is a teenaged recovering alcoholic who got kicked out of college for fighting and TWICE steals a car in my book." And then I wondered what she would have said if I'd ever dated ANYONE that fit those descriptions.

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