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September 25, 2010

Banned Books Week 2010

It’s that time of year again–

It’s Friday. Take some awkward photos.

September 17, 2010

www.awkwardfamilyphotos.comDid I say awkward? I meant AWESOME.

or you can take the easy way out and just look at other people’s awesome times at or in the Awkward Family Photos book!

Got a favorite? Vote for Teens’ Top Ten!

September 13, 2010

Have you read any of these books? (yup.) Do you totally love any of them? (yup yup yup.) Then you’ve got until the end of the week to vote for the Teens’ Top Ten list! Go here to vote: Winners will be announced during Teen Read Week 2010.

WatersmeetWintergirlsHate ListHeist SocietyFireCity of GlassThe RoarCatching FireAlong for the RideIncarceronHush, HushIf I StayBeautiful CreaturesGeektasticDragonflyThe Reformed Vampire Support GroupI am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class PresidentTwenty Boy SummerWitch and WizardBy the Time You Read This, I'll Be DeadBloodhoundStrange AngelsShiverThe Melancholy of Haruhi SuzumiyaLeviathanCity of Fire

Book Trailer Thursday: Zombies vs. Unicorns

September 9, 2010

Zombies vs. Unicorns comes out in about two weeks! GO HERE TO PUT A HOLD ON IT. and then head over to for more debate.


YAuthor Stalking Tuesday: Cecily von Ziegesar

September 8, 2010


So where can you find all that YAuthor information? RIGHT HERE because it’s YAuthor Stalking Tuesday! Learn about your favorite authors, have a chat with them and then share your YAuthor adventures. Gossip Girl Season 4 premieres this Monday on the CW so this week’s author is Cecily von Ziegesar!

Cecily von ZiegesarAuthor: Cecily von Ziegesar
Books: The Gossip Girl Series, The It Girl Series, The Carlyles series, Cum Laude, and Gossip Girl: the Manga

Cecily von Ziegesar
c/o Author Mail
Little, Brown and Company
237 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Gossip Girl Website:
Gossip Girl TV Website:
Gossip Girl Twitter:
Watch Gossip Girl Episodes online:

One of the most exciting aspects to the Gossip Girl books and show is the F.A.S.H.I.O.N. Sometimes I miss whole minutes of the show because I am too busy ogling Blair’s shoes. Luckily, you do not need to be part of the Upper East Side world to be a fashionista!

Feelin’ creative? Why don’t you create some fashion spreads over at Polyvore? It is a super cool site where you can mix and match images of dresses, jeans, sunglasses, whatever in order to create a look which you can then share with others. Here is an example of a polyvore based on Serena’s style by Sourcat:

Here are some other great sources to spark your fashion genius:
Project RunwayKiki MagazineThe Teen Vogue Handbook

Have you met Cecily von Ziegesar? Do you have a YAuthor Adventure to share? Email Amber and we might post it on a YAuthor Stalking Tuesday!

Happy Friday: Guess who’s a Hawkeye fan?!

September 3, 2010

1. I just really like this song–makes me feel all happyfridayish.
2. Also, I like to pretend that Girls’ Generation really are HUGE Hawkeye fans and are frantically trying to find a place in South Korea that will be broadcasting the game tomorrow. and that the Hawkeye helmet was not just a random prop from the storeroom…

What is your fave international musica?