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Archives - September 2013

Author Francesca Lia Block has been quite busy lately, with her latest YA book, LOVE IN THE TIME OF GLOBAL WARMING, pubished in August and the paperback edition of THE ELEMENTALS to come out later this month. As an author who writes for both adults and young adults, the line between adult and YA literature can easily become blurred, especially if the protagonist is in her teens. In this blog post, Block explains how one story can appeal to both adults, new adults and teens.
September 4, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Is It Summer Yet?

Posted by emily
We're all feeling a little post-Labor Day nostalgia over here for a summer that is hardly long past. It seems like just yesterday that we were sitting in the park, reading books and basking in the glorious summer sun. Okay, maybe it was just yesterday, but we're already feeling those back-to-school blues. So this week, to soothe our melancholy spirits, we've decided to throwback with books we read during those golden days --- when things were simpler, when the world was our sweaty oyster, when it was socially acceptable to drink Bud Light Limes in public. Because the grass is always greener --- but for real in the summer.
Most of you have probably heard something about Apple and eBook prices, even if it was just a link or two on Yahoo News. Early last month, U.S. district court found Apple guilty of conspiring with several publishing companies to raise eBook prices. While business scandals are nothing new (a company not acting in the best interests of its customers? The horror!), this one has the potential to affect how we get our books and how much we’re going to have to pay for them, so I’m letting Snowden and Syria fall off my radar for a couple days and picking apart this one for you guys.