Digging Through the Stacks: February 12th to February 18th

Hey, what’s this? A new feature? Yep. This is just some of the highlights I’ve encountered while digging through my Google reader feed, YouTube, Goodreads, and Twitter.

Reviews Worth Reading

Convincing, entertaining, well-written or all of the above, these reviews are worth your time.

John at Dreaming in Books prepared me on what to expect when I eventually pick up Francisco X. Stork’s Irises.


Read All About It: Articles & Discussion

Helpful tips and tricks & interesting bookish debates, articles, and discussion on the blogosphere.

Nicole at WORDS for Teens discusses “brain candy” and what constitutes as “not good writing”.

This interview with author Brian Farrey makes me want to read his book With or Without You ASAP.

My friend Anne sent this to me through Twitter. Oh my god, don’t let the title fool you: How to Pitch a Book to a Literary Agency. Oh, how I can relate…


Added on GoodReads

What caught my eye on GoodReads and was added to the pile. After all the award buzz about this book, I just have to pick it up! … Eventually.

ZeroZero by Tom Leveen

For aspiring artist Amanda Walsh, who only half-jokingly goes by the nickname Zero, the summer before college was supposed to be fun—plain and simple. Hanging out with her best friend Jenn, going to clubs, painting, and counting down the days until her escape. But when must-have scholarship money doesn’t materialize, and she has a falling out with Jenn that can only be described as majorly awkward, and Zero’s parents relationship goes from tense to relentless fighting, her prospects start looking as bleak and surreal as a painting by her idol Salvador Dali. Will life truly imitate art? Will her new, unexpected relationship with a punk skater boy who seems too good to be real and support from the unlikeliest of sources show Zero that she’s so much more than a name.

Terrific Trailers

This trailer convinced me to add the book to my TBR pile!

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