Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Yo. It's, like, Teen Read Week.

Yeah, I don't know what's up with that title, either.

What are YOU doing for Teen Read Week? I went and saw Sherman Alexie speak about his first teen book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which I read back in June as a stolen ARC, and just re-read this last week when I was writing interview questions for him. Yep. That's right. Come November, provided the National Book Award Finalist returns the questions, I'll have an interview with him on THIS blog. I wouldn't return the questions, if I were him. But we'll see. (If he doesn't, I'll console myself with the fact that I've already interviewed one of his competitors.) He's an amazing speaker, by the way. If you ever get a chance, GO. The man is hilarious. I'm bummed, though, the store had sold out of the book, so I wasn't able to get a signed copy. Sigh. Good thing he's a North West author. I'll get another opportunity.

Also, don't forget that in honor of Teen Read Week, the Reader Girlz are hosting teen authors EVERY NIGHT over on the MySpace forum. 5 pm PST. There are some really great chats going on. Here's the next week's schedule:
October 17th: Deb Caletti
October 18th: Rachel Cohn
October 19th: Kirsten Miller
October 20th: Mitali Perkins
October 21st: Sonya Sones
October 22nd: Lisa Yee
October 23rd: Carolyn Mackler
October 24th: E. Lockhart

Meanwhile, I seem to have contracted food poisoning, so I'm going to go vomit or something. ugh. I feel terrible.


Sarah Miller said...

Wow. You can blog between puke-attacks? I'm so impressed. I usually just whimper and flail on the couch.

Jackie Parker said...

Yeah...if I didn't have a laptop it wouldn't have happened. And, I think that since I live alone, this is my only outlet for whinging.

Little Willow said...

Oh, no! Feel better. Rest up. *hands you Saltines*

Shannon said...

Look like weekly Routine "Teen Read Week" Nice event.
Good topic and discussion in your blog.

Teen Chat