Links Roundup (Mockingjay, Book Trailers, 100 YA Books of 2010 and More)

26 Aug

I’ve been catching up with some of the brilliant YA and library-related posts this month, so read on.

Check out the #wish4ya hash tag on Twitter in order to find out what kind of support and programming UK library staffers want and need! (Yes, this IS shameless self-created hashtag promotion.)

Just in case you missed it, Mockingjay, the final installation in Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy, was released a couple days ago. In honor of this event Forever Young Adult brings us the astounding Hunger Games Drinking Game and Skymall: The Hunger Games Edition. Seems like the former needs to be played in a group while everyone present takes turns reading from the book(s).

Persnickety Snark brings us their stellar list of the Top 100 YA Novels of 2010.

Neverending Page Turner tells us what makes a good book trailer–and links to some truly excellent trailers, including a stop-motion animation spot created for Linger by author Maggie Stiefvater herself.

CLASY weighs in on the Challenges of Being a New Youth Services Librarian.

Vampires Suck, a film parodying Twilight, has been released in the US. Unfortunately the UK release date is 15 October (at least according to IMDB). Regardless, this could provide fodder for monster-themed Halloween events.

Speaking of Twilight, the Quileute Nation and Seattle Art Museum have collaborated on a new show called “Behind the Scenes: The Real Story of Quileute Wolves.”

GreenBeanTeenQueen offers advice in So You Want To Be a Teen Librarian? (I know this post is a couple of months old, but I just found it via Youth Services Corner!)

The Booksmuggers’ reviews of Sisters Red turned into a HUGE debate on Rape Culture. This is exactly the kind of conversation teen librarians find themselves part of all the time–with teens, with parents, and with colleagues.

To conclude, I, the author of this blog, was recently interviewed by Youth Services Corner!


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