Lots of good links to start the week:
- So excited to see The Chance You Won’t Return on this list of excellent contemporary YAs from small/independent publishers! Love the work smaller pubs are putting out.
- And thanks to Jill for including The Chance You Won’t Return in her list of favorite reads from 2014!
- Mackenzi Lee on recognizing when your problems are ‘champagne problems.’
- Love this interview with Jason Reynolds, in which he talks about Walter Dean Myers, grief, and writing books about teens.
- JK Rowling answers a few Harry Potter questions on Twitter, shares her favorite tea brand.
- Corinne Duyvis on why we shouldn’t focus so much on ‘strong’ characters.
- On awards, diversity, and how dedicated people can make a difference.
- Emma Watson and Belle love reading.
- Shakespeare’s got rhythm.
- The stress of combining bookshelves with your partner.
- Library patrons share what books made them readers.
- Sometimes Hollywood recognizes that novelists know how to tell stories.
- Can relate to pretty much all of these.
- Man leaves secret millions to his local library and my heart swells.
- Reading pet peeves from real teens.
- Gertrude Stein gets an iPhone.
- Making money by selling poems; like a lemonade stand, but way cooler.