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Did you know that Scott Westerfeld has a new book coming out this fall? Librarian M has the details to get you ready!
Afterworlds by Scott WesterfeldRelease Date: September 23, 2014

You may be asking yourself: “Why is Scott Westerfeld’s new book 600 pages long?” Well, it is actually two books in one! They alternate chapters, and if you think that sounds like a disaster, let me assure you that you are wrong. It actually works out really well.

The first book is about Darcy Patel. She is only 18 years old but she has won the publishing lottery: the novel that she wrote during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month for those of you now in the know) was picked up by a major publisher for a rather large sum of money. Clearly, the only course of action for her to take is to ditch out on college and move to New York so she can soak in all those writerly vibes for her sequel. Of course, first she has to get through all those rewrites….

The second book is Darcy’s novel. It’s about a girl named Lizzie who survives a terrorist attack and in the process is touched by death and finds herself with access to the afterworld. Now she can see ghosts (of people, animals, buildings, etc.) and other psychopomps such as herself. Her problems multiply as she gets romantically involved with another psychopomp, learns that the ghost of her mother’s murdered childhood friend lives with them, and tries to stay away from a creepy old psychopomp trying to extract favors from her.

While Lizzie’s new powers are fairly straightforward, Darcy also has new powers. She suddenly has access to lots of money and independence and reading about how she deals with it is a real treat. If you want to read either a book about a teen in the NYC publishing world OR a teen who travels to the afterworld I recommend you pick this one up. Both stories are great and are great together!

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Did you know that Scott Westerfeld has a new book coming out this fall? Librarian M has the details to get you ready!

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Release Date: September 23, 2014
You may be asking yourself: “Why is Scott Westerfeld’s new book 600 pages long?” Well, it is actually two books in one! They alternate chapters, and if you think that sounds like a disaster, let me assure you that you are wrong. It actually works out really well.
The first book is about Darcy Patel. She is only 18 years old but she has won the publishing lottery: the novel that she wrote during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month for those of you now in the know) was picked up by a major publisher for a rather large sum of money. Clearly, the only course of action for her to take is to ditch out on college and move to New York so she can soak in all those writerly vibes for her sequel. Of course, first she has to get through all those rewrites….
The second book is Darcy’s novel. It’s about a girl named Lizzie who survives a terrorist attack and in the process is touched by death and finds herself with access to the afterworld. Now she can see ghosts (of people, animals, buildings, etc.) and other psychopomps such as herself. Her problems multiply as she gets romantically involved with another psychopomp, learns that the ghost of her mother’s murdered childhood friend lives with them, and tries to stay away from a creepy old psychopomp trying to extract favors from her.
While Lizzie’s new powers are fairly straightforward, Darcy also has new powers. She suddenly has access to lots of money and independence and reading about how she deals with it is a real treat. If you want to read either a book about a teen in the NYC publishing world OR a teen who travels to the afterworld I recommend you pick this one up. Both stories are great and are great together!
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Mo’Ne Davis Makes Little League World Series History In Three-Hit Shutout

The 13-year-old became the first girl to toss a complete game shutout in a Little League World Series-clinching contest Sunday thanks to a three-hit, six-strikeout effort for the Taney (Pa.) Dragons in an 8-0 victory over Newark (Del.)  At 70 mph, Davis’ pitching arm bested every boy and girl in the opposition. 

Source: Yahoo News

knock em dead girl!!!

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Post-it Notes Left on the Train

Writer and illustrator October Jones, the creative genius behind Text From Dog and these funny train commute doodles, is at it again with these hilarious motivational post-it notes that he leaves on the train and in other random places.The upbeat doodles, which star Jones’ adorable character Peppy the Inspirational Cat, convey positive and funny messages meant to motivate daily commuters. Whether you’re feeling the Monday blues or in need of some encouragement, Jones’ delightful post-it notes are sure to brighten your day and remind you just how awesome you are.

Via My Modern Metropolis 

Thanks Amber, for passing these along!

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Can’t help but smile at this.  Good for you, young man.

UGA football player Malcolm Mitchell loves reading. After growing up not being super-interested in reading, he has grown to love it and is happy to try pretty much any book. In this video (which will be the most charming, heart-warming thing you see all week, guaranteed), you’ll see him talk about how he came to join a local book club in Athens, where he is the only male, and where most members are older than his mom. Librarians & booklovers nationwide, rejoice, as false dichotomies are smashed and we enjoy this reminder to imagine others complexly. 

Thanks to Deadspin for bringing this delightful story to our attention.

May we suggest that the americanlibraryassoc consider booking Mr. Mitchell posthaste for a READ poster?