Posts Tagged ‘Ninja’

Nonfiction: Check out your options

April 8, 2010

Has anyone asked you lately “what are you going to DO with your life?” ACK, just typing that made me wanna throw up my hands and hide under the desk. Seriously, what would lead someone to ask such an insane question?! But no worries, there is a fool-proof answer:

Dear Sir (or Madam), I am currently keeping my options open for future adventures.

Sounds awesome, right? This answer covers everything from college, to travel, to becoming a ninja! And in case you want to learn more about those specific options and others, we’ve got BOOKS:

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YAuthor Stalkering Tuesday: Libba Bray

January 12, 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. This week is the snarky and fantastic Libba Bray!

Libba BrayAuthor: Libba Bray
Books: The Gemma Doyle Trilogy (A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, and A Sweet Far Thing), Going Bovine, The Restless Dead, Up All Night, 21 Proms, and Vacations from Hell.
Bio (probably my favorite Author Bio Ever):
Awards: 2007 IOWA HIGH SCHOOL BOOK AWARD!!! I’m sure she has won lots of other awards that aren’t nearly as local.

Amber’s Libba Bray Adventure:
Libba Bray visited the Iowa City Public Library in October 2007 while in-town for the Iowa Library Association’s conference (where she received the Iowa High School Book Award!). I had not read any of her books, but I went to see her anyway because I could tell she was awesome. Libba answered lots of questions and read passages of A Sweet Far Thing off her laptop (which was then unreleased) which blew my mind thinking that her entire book was just sitting there as a Word document—gahhh I write more than a five page paper in Word and my eyes start to bleeeeeeeed. Then I got into the really long line to have my free poster signed (since I didn’t have any of her books), and asked her to make it out to “Information Ninjas” –a term my library friend had been using lately. Well, this is Libba Bray, right? So she took that and exploded it, writing on and on about about how in awe she was of our mad ninja information-gathering skills, etc etc. “OMG I heart Libba Bray!” says me. So I went out and bought her book the next day and took it to the ILA conference so she could sign that for me, too. I don’t have any pictures to prove it, but I did find this awesome photo of a USB drive that looks like a Shuriken throwing star!–totally something an Information Ninja would use.

Information Ninja from Geek Stuff 4 UHave you met Libba Bray? Do you have a YAuthor Adventure to share? Email Amber and we might post it on a YAuthor Stalking Tuesday!