Digging Through the Stacks: January 29th – February 3rd

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.

Subway Girl by P.J. Converse is, according to John, on the more “literary side of YA”, which is probably why I shied away from reading it. But John’s review of Subway Girl is starting to convince me that I may have to give it a shot.

Another book that I really didn’t hear much of, Rather Be Reading spotlights Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews.

I didn’t know one of my favorite MG authors, Jordan Sonnenblick was coming out with a new book in March until I read this review of Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip written by Abby the Librarian.


Read All About It: Articles & Discussion

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

You can never get enough advice on ARCs. Read Literary Exploration’s article about how ARCs are not free.

On ARCs, Ethics and Speaking Up … AKA please don’t buy ARCs.

Pure Imagination gives some tips and tricks on how to move to WordPress!


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.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Filled with mystery, romance, and the supernatural, The Raven Boys introduces readers to Richard “Dick” Campbell Gansey, III and Blue Sargent. Gansey has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on the hunt to find Glendower, a vanished Welsh king. Legend has it that the first person to find him will be granted a wish—either by seeing him open his eyes, or by cutting out his heart.

Blue Sargent, the daughter of the town psychic in Henrietta, Virginia, has been told for as long as she can remember that if she ever kisses her true love, he will die. But she is too practical to believe in things like true love. Her policy is to stay away from the rich boys at the prestigious Aglionby Academy. The boys there—known as Raven Boys—can only mean trouble. When Gansey and his Raven Boy friends come into her life, Blue realizes how true this is. She never thought her fortune would be a problem. But she was wrong.

Terrific Trailers

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

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