Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Road Trip: Patricia Briggs

My friend Kathy and I went to see Patricia Briggs this last weekend.  She was signing books on Saturday in Minneapolis at Uncle Hugo's bookstore.  I am a new Patricia Briggs fan - found her in Strange Brew - after hearing about what a great author she is from my friend Kathy. 

We arrived at the bookstore, after an amazing lunch at a fantastic deli, with our books to be signed: me with my very few (3) and Kathy with ... everything that Patricia Briggs has written (except the newest, which she intended to buy there).  It was wonderful, Patricia Briggs is truly a "real" person and was fun to chat with.  Here are pictures of us with her!

We are planning to go back to Uncle Hugo's to meet Robin Hobb in May - more photos to come!

TOP 100 YA List - how many have you read?

April at Good Books & Wine has compiled a list of the top 100 YA books - you can check out more about the list here.  I have highlighted the ones I have read. Only 26 - I can't believe that I have just added SOOOOOO many more books to my TBR stack.

100. Hate List by Jennifer Brown

99. Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix

98. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

97. Among The Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix - have read this entire series.

96. Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Claus

95. Forever by Judy Blume

94. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

93. Tithe by Holly Black

92. Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

91. Wings by Aprillynne Pike

90. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

89. Angus, Thongs And Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

88. Marked by PC And Kristin Cast

87. Maximum Ride series by James Patterson -  I have just picked up a copy of FANG. The first one in this series is one of my all time favorite books!

86. The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

85. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

84. I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

83. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

82. The Mediator series by Meg Cabot

81. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

80. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

79. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

78. Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen

77. Evernight by Claudia Gray

76. If I Stay by Gayle Foreman

75. Life As We Knew It series by Susan Beth Pfeffer

74. Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

73. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

72. Alana: The First Adventure series by Tamora Pierce

71. Stardust by Neil Gaiman

70. Unwind by Neil Shusterman

69. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

68. Paper Towns by John Green

67. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

66. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith

65. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

64. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time by Mark Haddon

63. The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

62. Blue Bloods series by Melissa De La Cruz

61. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

60. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

59. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

58. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

57. Eragon by Christopher Paoloni

56. Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine

55. The Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith

54. Fallen by Lauren Kate

53. The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

52. The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot

51. Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke

50. Number The Stars by Lois Lowry

49. Lord Of The Flies by William Golding

48. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

47. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares  - have read only the first one.

46. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

45. The Summoning series by Kelley Armstrong

44. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

43. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

42. Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card

41. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

40. Wake series by Lisa McMann

39. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

38. Are You There Good? It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume

37. Looking For Alaska by John Green

36. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

35. A Great And Terrible Beauty series by Libba Bray

34. His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman

33. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

32. Romeo And Juliet by William Shakespeare

31. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

30. Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr

29. Forest of Hands And Teeth by Carrie Ryan

28. Holes by Louis Sacher

27. The Outsiders by SE Hinton

26. The Catcher In The Rye by JD Salinger

25. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

24. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

23. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

22.Uglies series by Scott Westerfield - (I have read everything else by Westerfeld!)

21. Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia

20. Poison Study series by Maria V. Snyder

19. Book Thief by Markus Zusak

18. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carlson Levine

17. Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

16. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

15. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

14. Anne of Green Gables series by LM Montgomery

13. The Giver by Lois Lowry

12. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

11. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

10. Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis - I have read only the first one. 

9. A Wrinkle In Time series by Madeline L'engle

8. Graceling series by Kristin Cashore

7. Percy Jackson And The Olympians by Rick Riordan - have read only the first one.

6. Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

5. Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen

4. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

3. Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer

2. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

1. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

Teaser Tuesday!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read - Open to a random page -
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
"Pleeeaase can I turn them to stone?" Medusa begged.  "It's not the polite thing to do, dear," said Medusa's mom."  page 3 - Medusa Jones by Ross Collins


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