Tuesday, December 11, 2012

YALLFest 2012

Hello, readers!

I had the pleasure of being at YALLFest 2012, and I'd like to share some photos (thanks to Darcy C. and Jen H. for their awesome camera skills) and highlights, as well as feature some new titles from YALLFest 2012 authors. As always, just click on the title of the book to be magically transported to our online catalog, where you can place a hold on a book and have it sent to your neighborhood CCPL branch.

Top 5 things I learned:

  • 4 new elf puns, courtesy of Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Whipped cream pies MUST be made just moments before shoving in someone's face, or else they become sugary slop
  • Pseudonymous Bosch's real name (BUT I'LL NEVER TELL!)
  • That Andrea Cremer loves animal collective nouns (e.g., an exaltation of larks)...and sexual innuendo
  • YA authors overwhelmingly like torturing their characters.

On the Friday before the big day, we rolled out the red carpet (figuratively and literally) for seven of the biggest names in YA lit here in the Teen Lounge. From left to right, pictured here are Psuedonymous Bosch, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Michelle Hodkin, Gitty Daneshvari, and Carrie Ryan. They were all just as amazing as their books would indicate!