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An Unconventional Tour, Day Four

Day Four of An Unconventional Blog Tour Thursday, May 31 Sarah Bean Thompson (Green Bean Teen Queen) on Everything I Need To Know About Conferences I Learned in Kindergarten: Conference Professionalism Kim Ukura (Sophisticated Dorkiness) on Objectivity and Transparency Online

An Unconventional Tour, Day Three

Day Three of An Unconventional Blog Tour Wednesday, May 30 Sarah Moon (Clear Eyes, Full Shelves) on Finding Your Voice Kelly Jensen (STACKED) on Blogging as Professional Experience 

An Unconventional Tour, Day Two

Day Two of An Unconventional Blog Tour Tuesday, May 29 Ana and Thea (The Book Smugglers) on Maintaining Independence and Integrity Liz Burns (A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy) on Audience and Writing for Readers

Audience and Writing for Readers, An Unconventional Tour

When I volunteered to cover “audience and writing for readers” for the Unconventional Blog Tour, I thought it would be easy. I even “wrote” a bit out during my commute to and from work. No, fellow drivers, not literally, but rather working through some ideas and concepts. Then I sat down to write it; and [...]

An Unconventional Tour, Day One

Day One of An Unconventional Blog Tour Here’s what is on today’s tour schedule! Monday, May 28 Pam Coughlin (MotherReader) on Playing Nicely Colleen Mondor (Chasing Ray) on Author-Blogger relationships

Review: The Unseen Guest

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The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book 3, The Unseen Guest by Maryrose Wood, illustrated by Jon Klassen. Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins. 2012. Review copy from publisher. Website for the book (with games, etc.) Book 1: The Mysterious Howling; Book 2: The Hidden Gallery. The Plot: The three Incorrigible children (Alexander, Beowulf [...]

An Unconventional Tour

So Kelly Jensen from Stacked and I were chatting one day, and “what if” turned into a “let’s” about organizing a group of books bloggers to write about what we love best. OK, second best. Since first best is books. Second best is blogging. We brainstormed what bloggers would be interested, and then Kelly did the [...]

Peter Sieruta

One of my favorite Sunday things is reading Peter Sieruta’s weekly post at Collecting Children’s Books. I woke up this morning, grabbed my phone — yes, I’m one of those people who check their mail and twitter feed quickly each morning. A quick look at what’s going on. I didn’t expect bad news; I didn’t [...]

Review: Black Heart

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Black Heart (The Curse Workers, Book Three) by Holly Black. Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. 2012. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. Book One: White Cat. Book Two: Red Gloves. Spoilers for first two books. The Plot: Cassel Sharpe, 17, couldn’t stay out of trouble if he wanted to. (Now that’s a [...]

Review: Ashes

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Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick. Egmont USA. Brilliance Audio. 2011. Review copies from publisher. Listened to audio. Narrated by Katherine Kellgren. The Plot: One minute, Alex is hiking, trying to figure out her future and deal with her past. Sounds typical for a seventeen year old, but her future is complicated by an inoperable brain [...]