First, it's Summer Reading List Check-in. Not too late to join in with YABuccaneers.
I probably won't do a blog check in each week, but to get started I thought it would be fun to show the progress:
Freebie: The Art of Falling by Jenny Kasczorowski (YA contemporary--art, friends, family)
Road Trip Book: Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (YA contemporary)
Rory Gilmore Book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (finally! I finished!)
Writers: Kristen Lamb's Warrior Writer blog has a fantastic writing series going on. Here's a link to part one of Writing Deep Point of View.
Food For Thought; The downside of fandom; MTV.com interview with authors Cassandra Clare and Maggie Stiefvater where they discuss fan expectations, angry threats (!), and the divisiveness of intense fandom. Also, the difference between perception of women in media and men. It's a great interview. (Credit to Forever Young Adult for point it out.)
I've been surfing around YouTube lately and thought I'd share any fun videos and channels I've found. There's a whole world of book bloggers on the 'Tube. Here's an immensely popular blogger, Jesse the Reader. Follow him if you want the scoop on YA fiction. He's a pro!
He shares his experience from Book Expo America's fan day, which is like Christmas for book bloggers and fans. Advanced Reader Copy books by the bucketfull.
Enjoy the weekend, lovelies. I'm off to see Jurassic World in 3D IMAX in a few hours :) I've missed so many great movies in the theatre the past year (book writing has its sacrifices), so making up for that time with the biggest dino explosion movie EVAR.
Check out some of these links or just let me know what you're reading! <3 comments :)