Thursday, February 5, 2009

Around the interwebs

I was alerted to the launch of a new website - - which includes lots of great resources about graphic novels. Looking for reviews? Author interviews? Best-of lists? This site's got a multitude of resources on graphic novels for all ages.

MotherReader's got some advice for authors starting blogs and commenters are chiming in, too. If you're a blogging author, definitely take a look, and if you're a different kind of kidlit blogger there just might be some tips for you, too. ;) (ETA Feb. 6 - Pam's gone and written up Blog Advice II which incorporates suggestions from the myriad of comments on her first post. Definitely worth checking out!! And I will be checking all my links this weekend... ;)

Uh, there's nothing like the last minute, so: JOHN GREEN WILL BE IN CHICAGO TOMORROW. Yes, Friday John Green will be at the Hideout bar (1354 W. Wabansia) from 6:30 to 8:00 on Mark Bazer's Interview Show. And it gets better: he's promised to buy one drink for any librarian who shows up! I haven't decided yet if I'm too shy to go... but if you're in Chicagoland and not shy, don't miss it! (And take pictures and tell me how it is!)

Steph's holding a contest you don't want to miss. Head on over there to see the MANY FANTASTIC prizes you can win and how to enter.

Speaking of contests, there's still time to enter to win an advance copy of the sixth Ranger's Apprentice book, The Siege of Macindaw. I know you know some kids dying to read this new book before all their friends (or maybe you want to read it yourself!). Five winners will be picked on Sunday, so head on over to that post and get your name in!