In Which I Fail (Most of) My Resolutions… But End 2012 on a Good Note (Really)

Fair warning: This post will be tinged with a sheen of failure—even though I do feel kind of hopeful right now, and I’ll explain why at the end. How many of us made resolutions for 2012 that we didn’t keep? How many of us said we’d do things this year—write certain things, cease bad habits,Continue reading “In Which I Fail (Most of) My Resolutions… But End 2012 on a Good Note (Really)”

Beyond the Buzz: Reading Recommendations from Abby the Librarian

Welcome to a new series here on distraction no. 99 called Beyond the (Latest) Buzz. I’ve asked YA & kidlit librarians and bloggers to share books they think deserve more attention. And I asked them specifically because, of all readers in the know, librarians and book bloggers are some of the most passionate readers we have in thisContinue reading “Beyond the Buzz: Reading Recommendations from Abby the Librarian”

The Creative Mindf*ck

So I’ll say it. I’m ready for the year to end. I am looking forward to 2013, creatively. I’ve gotten myself into a jam this year with my writing—and I know I’ve talked a tiny bit about the tough spots I’ve found myself in during this year, but mostly I haven’t spoken about it. IContinue reading “The Creative Mindf*ck”

Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Angie Manfredi (+Giveaway)

Welcome to a new series here on distraction no. 99 called Beyond the (Latest) Buzz. I’ve asked YA & kidlit librarians and bloggers to share books they think deserve more attention. And I asked them specifically because, of all readers in the know, librarians and book bloggers are some of the most passionate readers we have in thisContinue reading “Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Angie Manfredi (+Giveaway)”

Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Liz Burns

Welcome to a new series here on distraction no. 99 called Beyond the (Latest) Buzz. I’ve asked YA and kidlit librarians and book bloggers to share some books that they think deserve more attention. And I asked them specifically because I thought that, of all readers in the know, librarians and book bloggers are some of the mostContinue reading “Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Liz Burns”

Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Kelly Jensen (+Giveaway)

Welcome to a new series here on distraction no. 99 called Beyond the (Latest) Buzz. I’ve asked YA and kidlit librarians and book bloggers to share some books that they think deserve more attention. And I asked them specifically because I thought that, of all readers in the know, librarians and book bloggers are some of the mostContinue reading “Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Kelly Jensen (+Giveaway)”

A New Blurb to Share for 17 & GONE

It’s a thrilling, humbling, exciting moment when an author you admire speaks out and vouches for you with a beautiful blurb. I am so excited to share this blurb for 17 & Gone from Kiersten White, who read the book and liked it so much that she actually reached out and offered (and I shriekedContinue reading “A New Blurb to Share for 17 & GONE”

Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Jennifer Hubert Swan

Welcome to a new series here on distraction no. 99 called Beyond the (Latest) Buzz. I’ve asked YA and kidlit librarians and book bloggers to share some books that they think deserve more attention. And I asked them specifically because I thought that, of all readers in the know, librarians and book bloggers are some of the mostContinue reading “Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Jennifer Hubert Swan”

New Blog Series: Beyond the (Latest) Buzz

It’s book-list season—with a new “best of 2012” list coming out every few days it seems, and I’m sure you’re already bombarded with glorious recommendations of YA and kidlit novels you must read. But what if you’ve read many of those books already? And, hey, what if you’re tired of seeing some of the sameContinue reading “New Blog Series: Beyond the (Latest) Buzz”