Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Happy Blog Birthday to me! (reflective)
Nearly 200 no-spoiler book recommendations posted,
Multiple blog challenges completed,
Now it's time for the 2012 version of WordCount Blogathon, the challenge that got me finally started in blogging and the community that kept me going the whole year 'round.
I write the recommendations on BooksYALove for readers who seek something a bit different, who want to read interesting books that aren't just the usual bestsellers piled in stacks at the front of the bookstore or screaming from ads. And no spoilers - ever! If you want to know the exact ending of a book or whodunit or who winds up with whom, you'll need to read reviews somewhere else.
not only for teenagers, of course, as today's YA authors skillfully navigate their characters through the perils of love and loss, identity and community, dreams and disasters that folks of all ages share. While some YA books are brief reads, others go well over 400 pages in hardback. If you like historical fiction or mysteries or paranormal intrigue or science fiction, you'll find great YA books to enjoy.
So here's a toast to authors and to readers - may we share many memories together through young adult books for many years to come!
Birthday cake clipart courtesy of http://www.webweaver.nu/clipart/birthday.shtml. Photograph of reader statue (c)Katy Manck 2011.