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Welcome to Verse Novel Week 2015

Verse Week 2015: Clear Eyes, Full Shelves

Welcome to the 4th annual Verse Novel Week here on Clear Eyes, Full Shelves!

Throughout the week, we will have a series of awesome guest posts celebrating the uniquely beautiful verse novel format. Even if you've never read a verse novel or think poetry isn't for you, I promise that you'll find something that piques your interest. 

If you'd like to explore past verse novel celebrations, check out the archives below. 

To find 2012's archives, visit this tag. (Apologies for the tediousness of that search--our new setup allows us to be more organized than when CEFS launched.)

 

Photo courtesy of tanakwaho; Creative Commons licensed. Remixed by Sarah Moon.

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Recommendation Roundup: Winter/Spring 2014-15

Recommendation Roundup: Winter/Spring 2014-15

Well, I got a bit behind on, like, life, so I thought I'd bundle a few months of our recommended reads for you, rather than trying to catch up month-by-month. 

I did a bit of re-reading over the last few months, which has been pretty fun. I think I will continue to revisit my favorites as a matter of course, because there's something enjoyable in revisiting a beloved story. We all read The Carnival at Bray for book club right before it was a Printz honoree and we all loved it so much, so if you haven't snagged that brilliant little book, do so!

As always, click on the cover for more information. If we have a review available, it will be noted.

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Are you heading to BEA in May?

Book Expo America | BloggerCon

If you are, let me know because I'm going to be there and I'd love to meet you!

I'm going to be on a panel during Book Blogger Con at Book Expo America moderated by Brittany from Big Honcho Media (the awesome publicist who organized the Tarot Tour and The Remedy giveaways). Liz, who runs eLizzie Books, a rad YouTube channel, and Sarah from Forever Young Adult will be on the same panel as me.

The cool thing about our panel is that everyone is doing very different things with their outlets, so we'll have a broad range of experiences to share. And, we're all doing stuff that's beyond the normal blog structure, so hopefully it will help encourage people to try new things when they're feeling a bit stagnant with blogging. 

This is also my first time at Book Expo America, so if you have tips for me, I'd love to hear them. I've been to tons of trade shows and used to work at one twice a year, so I know about comfy shoes and snacks and such, but I also know that every show has its own quirks. It's also been approximately one million years since I've been to New York, so I'd love to hear about anything I shouldn't miss in the city. (This is a double-duty trip for me, as I have clients in the area as well.)

Find out more about Blogger Con here. 

 

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Recommendation Tuesday: All The Rage by Courtney Summers

Recommendation Tuesday: All The Rage by Courtney Summers
You know all the ways you can kill a girl? 
God, there are so many. 

Courtney Summers' new novel, All The Rage, is out today and it's a difficult, important book that you need to pay attention to. 

Al The Rageis an indictment of a culture that shames and silences girls when they need support the most, that tells them that they are not valued; this is the culture that creates the Steubenvilles. (Let's be honest, Steubenville is not one place, it is everywhere.)

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