PA Book Signing Alert, Winners, and other Bookish News!

Hey everyone! 

Hope you all are having a fantastic Friday! As I didn't have anything planned to post about today, I thought I would have a quick bookish round-up post instead. 


First of all, I recently picked the winners of my 3 years giveaway. They were Jessy (who won the first prize pack) and Alicia (who one the second prize pack). Congrats to both of them! Also, I just wanted to add a big THANK YOU for all of you who also took the time to tell me what you liked and didn't like about Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf. All the advice I got was fabulous, and I'm already working on ways to incorporate some of the ideas into blog- more on that shortly.

And for those of you who didn't won, have no fear, I have some fabulous giveaways going on right now for book such as Beauty Queens (Loved!) and My Life Undecided. Check out the right sidebar to find out more info!


In other news, I will be attending a book signing tomorrow (June 18, 2011) at the Borders in Stroudsburg, PA. Authors who will be there include Alissa Grosso (author of Popular), Amy Holder (author of The Lipstick Laws), and Cyn Balog (author of Fairy Tale, Sleepless, and Starstruck) along with a few others. If by some chance, you'll be going as well- let me know (via email, twitter, etc.) I would love to say hi. And for those of you who aren't, don't worry- I'll probably be posting a small recap of the event along with my IMM on Sunday. 

For more info click here.  


I also recently asked by Corinne, a writer for a few online publications, to share an article she recently posted about self publishing. Here's the link in case you would like to see it.


Scholastic also has had a few interesting things come about recently. 

As you may or may not know, Scholastic launched YouAreWhatYouRead.com, Scholastic’s first online book community for readers of all ages, last year. Since then more than 15,000 users have joined the site to share their Bookprint – the five books that helped shape who they are.

Based on these thousands of users’ Bookprints, and the Bookprints of 200+ Names You Know YouAreWhatYouRead.com generated the top 10 most influential books as selected by adults and kids. Here some of the results found. 

The 10 most influential books picked by adults on YouAreWhatYouRead.com:
(Click through each title to see how many times the book appears in Bookprints and the users who picked the book.)

1.       To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2.       The Holy Bible
3.       The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
4.       Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
5.       The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
6.       The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
7.       Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
8.       The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
9.       The Giver by Lois Lowry
10.   Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

The 10 most influential books picked by kids on YouAreWhatYouRead.com:(Click through each title to see how many times the book appears in Bookprints and the users who picked the book.)
2.       Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
3.       Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
4.       Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
5.       Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
7.       Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
8.       Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
9.       The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
10.   Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Interested in creating your own Bookprint? Well, visit www.youarewhatyouread.com to get started! There’s also a separate community for kids under 13 that provides age appropriate book selections and activities. 


Lastly, Amazon.com also recently announced that Lee Child and Suzanne Collins are the fifth and sixth authors to sell over one million Kindle books, becoming the latest members of the “Kindle Million Club.” Collins is the first children’s author to reach this milestone. Cool, right? :)


That's all for today! Hope you all have a great evening/weekend, and I'll see you all on Sunday for In My Mailbox. :) 

1 comment:

  1. Really loved this post - I just went and did my bookprint - thanks for the links!



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