It’s not as if I don’t have anything to read; there’s a tower of perfectly good...– Lewis Buzbee, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop (via prettybooks)
The Internet [isn’t] a physical world or a virtual world, but a human world. The...– Andrew Blum takes a journey to the center of the internet. (via explore-blog)
I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful,...– Neil Gaiman (via azelie)
In keeping with our focus on book, publishing, and...
Bookmobile Chat with Veronica Roth tonight!
Join us at 6 pm PST/9 pm EST tonight for a live chat about INSURGENT with author Veronica Roth! And share in a conversation about INSURGENT with other reads at the YA Highway blog right now!
marmittes: do you ever go to bed and you’re lying awake in the middle of the night and suddenly you start laughing because of something you saw on the internet today and then you’re sad because you realise you’re laughing alone in bed thinking about the internet
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Your second extra Mara Dyer scene awaits.
michellehodkin: On my blog, as promised. It’s Noah’s POV of his and Mara’s first meeting from The Unbecoming. Hope you enjoy it!
The moment when Harry takes Draco's wand
J. K. Rowling: I said to Arthur, my American editor - we had an interesting conversation during the editing of seven - the moment when Harry takes Draco's wand, Arthur said, God, that's the moment when the ownership of the Elder wand is actually transferred? And I said, that's right. He said, shouldn't that be a bit more dramatic? And I said, no, not at all, the reverse. I said to Arthur, I think it really puts the elaborate, grandiose plans of Dumbledore and Voldemort in their place. That actually the history of the wizarding world hinged on two teenage boys wrestling with each other. They weren't even using magic. It became an ugly little corner tussle for the possession of wands. And I really liked that - that very human moment, as opposed to these two wizards who were twitching strings and manipulating and implanting information and husbanding information and guarding information, you know? Ultimately it just came down to that, a little scuffle and fistfight in the corner and pulling a wand away.
Melissa Anelli: It says a lot about the world at large, I think, about conflict in the world, it's these little things -
J. K. Rowing: And the difference one individual can make. Always, the difference one individual can make.
The Top 10 Tear-jerkers of all Time
The Fault In Our Stars - John Green Before I Die - Jenny Downham If I Stay - Gayle Forman other YA additions? scribnerbooks: 1. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank 2. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks 3. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare 4. Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak 5. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 6. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 7. My Sister’s Keeper...
rachelfershleiser: This is a secret pre-announcement that you are invited to Tumblr’s party at Book Expo America. 6/6 at 7pm at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe with free drinks and three writers I adore. You’re excited! Trust.
taherehmafi: i really hate how life gets in the way of all the things i need to reblog. WORD.
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Cee-Lo is our jam for this week’s Road Trip...
I’d like to share with you some actual questions actual teenagers have actually...– John Green (x)
An interesting look at YA covers from the previous... →
Our own Kate Hart’s analysis of YA Book Covers and their (lack of) diversity continues to circulate Tumblr!