Here is what I found to be the most interesting and useful from around the web:
- 20SomethingReads has a great series called Real Talk: Classics Edition. Here's Emily's explanation of what she is trying to do:
- Hi guys. Emily here, and I’m ready to begin Telling It Like It Is: Classics Edition™. I’m going to revisit some of the classics I read in high school (for class and for FUN --- because, come on, most of this stuff is seriously uh-mazing) and break them down in "Real Talk." Because, although a good classic has universal and timeless appeal, we’re modern kids with our own modern way of processing and sharing information, (I mean, how much easier would Gatsby’s pursuit of Daisy have been if he could just Facebook her?) and sometimes we need to express ourselves that way. Oh and *SPOILER ALERT* in case you haven't taken sophmore year English yet.
- It is very fun and useful.
- From RA Online, The 50 Best Book Covers of 2012. This is important because as I said here back in 2008, you can judge a book by its cover.
- People love them some paperbacks in the summer. BookBrowse had this list of 12 must read paperbacks for summer 2013.
- I was on the look out for as much non-dystopian YA fiction I could find at ALA because I have plenty of the dystopian. We have plenty of kids looking for realistic fiction, though. However, I saw this interesting piece about why we love dystopian so much.
- Friend of RA for All and bestselling author Karin Slaughter has a new book. In honor of its release she answers the 10 most popular fan questions here.
RA for All will now take a much needed break for the holiday.