There are so many great books - and great book blogs - out there that readers can find great suggestions for what to read next, be it something brand-new or a classic. Give www.abookandahug.com a try - take a short quiz to find out what Reading SuperHero you are or browse books for babies, kids, tweens, and teens by keyword, genre, and more. (Full disclosure - I contribute many recommendations to abookandahug, but receive no compensation for them).
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Coincidentally (or perhaps not), I found an interview with Odd-Fish author James Kennedy on another blog last week, following his lengthy visit with the middle school and high school students of Springfield Township, Pennsylvania. He was excited to read what students had written, view their fan art based on his books, and talk with them about writing.
Whether you're lucky enough to meet authors in person, enjoy a class visit through Skype, follow them on Twitter/their blog/their website, or just learn a bit about them through the blurb on their book covers, you'll find that knowing more about your favorite authors can enhance your reading experience.
Which authors have you met "in real life" and who would you like to meet next?