Every writer I know is also here to learn — about spaceships and fall-out shelters and international abduction and horitculture and language and everything. Everything else, everything that makes this world strange and rich and mysterious and ugly and beautiful. Humility in reading and in writing really means freedom, freedom to love things with unbridled enthusiasm. Freedom to critique things thoughtfully, freedom to write about topics you aren’t that familiar with, freedom to admit to your mistakes and learn from them. Humility is freedom.

from Veronica Roth’s keynote speech at this year’s BookExpo America convention.

Check out the transcript here, or video here (1:09:00 mark for Veronica)

vikingpenguinbooks:

If you’re going to be at BEA this week make sure you check out the Penguin Truck, which will be conveniently located in the Crystal Palace area of the Javits Center (before you enter the main exhibit floor). And click through to check out a map of where the truck will be going through the summer (more locations to come). 
The Penguin Pushcart is going to be making a few stops this summer as well, including one rather Shakespearean stop in NYC (hint hint). 
(via Penguin Truck - Penguin Group (USA))

vikingpenguinbooks:

If you’re going to be at BEA this week make sure you check out the Penguin Truck, which will be conveniently located in the Crystal Palace area of the Javits Center (before you enter the main exhibit floor). And click through to check out a map of where the truck will be going through the summer (more locations to come). 

The Penguin Pushcart is going to be making a few stops this summer as well, including one rather Shakespearean stop in NYC (hint hint). 

(via Penguin Truck - Penguin Group (USA))

Another Wednesday, another Road Trip! To answer this week’s, respond to this post or answer on your own blog and leave the link in comments at our post. Then you can see how everyone else answered!

This week we want to know: Conference season is here! We are getting all excited for BEA and ALA (check out the get-together we have planned with Stacked for ALA!), and we want to know: What authors would be on your dream author panel?

Speaking at BEA’s Children’s Book & Author Breakfast!

theartofnotwriting:

thejupiterbrainiac:

My BEA haul, about half the size of last year’s #bea12 #arcs #books (Taken with Instagram)

thejupiterbrainiac:

My BEA haul, about half the size of last year’s #bea12 #arcs #books (Taken with Instagram)

matchedfacts:

Puffin team photo in the Reached bubble!

matchedfacts:

Puffin team photo in the Reached bubble!

(via penguinteen)

merylfriedman:

Hey BEA folks, check out this cool poster I designed. It reminds you to donate your leftover books to Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, where we will sell them and used the funds to fight to end AIDS and homelessness! Come on, donate!

merylfriedman:

Hey BEA folks, check out this cool poster I designed. It reminds you to donate your leftover books to Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, where we will sell them and used the funds to fight to end AIDS and homelessness! Come on, donate!

(via rachelfershleiser)