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Introducing . . . BOOKMOBILE!

Dear YA Highway Readers and Friends,

We are excited to announce a new feature on our blog:

BOOKMOBILE! 

BOOKMOBILE is a monthly YA online book club with an assigned book, a dedicated discussion comments thread and, at the end of the month, a super-duper special live chat with the author of the book!

We are thrilled to implement this new activity on YA Highway and hope you’re eager to read and chat about some great books along with us!

Here are the details:

1) The Book of the Month will be announced the first Monday of each month. Sometimes we will have books already lined up for subsequent months, while other times we will include a poll at the end of the book announcement post with choices for you, our readers, to vote on future months' books. Often, these books will be new (or newer) releases. Other times, we will have a theme month and include books that fit the theme in the poll, regardless of release date. Since we’re published and about-to-be published writers ourselves, we hope you understand that our own books are priority selections during our release months.

IMPORTANT: Please do not illegally download monthly reading selections! Buying is great, but if that’s not in the cards (which is FINE!) please look for the book at the library.

2) The Book of the Month announcement is the post that will be used for discussion. Please limit your comments to that post only. Blogger’s new reply function makes it easy to directly address another reader’s comments. It is imperative that book discussions are handled respectfully. Differences of opinion are highly valued; trolling will result in comment deletion.

3) Live author chats (yay!) will occur on the last Tuesday of each month. Want to know what inspired the author? What the author’s process is like? What the author is working on next? Show up to chat! These will be moderated by YA Highway to facilitate ease of the conversation and to get the most out of each chat. Exact time and place for chats will be announced via our twitter feed and FB page, so be sure to follow one or both.

4) Add our BOOKMOBILE graphic to your blog to show you’re an active member of our reading team!


5) AUTHORS ONLY: Do you have a YA book releasing soon that you’d like to be considered for BOOKMOBILE? Follow the link to our author questionnaire to be added to our BOOKMOBILE list of potential books.

That's it! We hope you're as excited about this new feature on YA Highway as we are. We can't wait to read and discuss great YA lit with you!!!!


 
Kristin Halbrook

Kristin Halbrook is the author of the critically-acclaimed young adult novels Nobody But Us (HarperTeen, 2013) and Every Last Promise (HarperTeen, 2015). She likes many things.

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9 comments:

  1. This looks like so much fun! Great idea :D I've been missing being in a book group and a YA based one sounds brilliant!

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  2. Great idea and love the Bookmobile graphic :)

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  3. This looks like a great idea! I would love to promote my book here!

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  4. I tried to go to your author questionaire page, but I get an error. Is there another way to sign up? My story is called "The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer." It' a YA mystery. If you would like to contact me, you can e-mail me at lisa.orchard1@hotmail.com. Thanks so much!

    Lisa Orchard

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    1. The form's all ready to go now. Sorry about that!

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  5. This is the best news I've heard all day! I SO wanted to do something like this - PERFECTION.

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  6. So excited for this new feature! I love the selections for April, May, and June! You ladies rock!!

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  7. Awesome idea! And randomly, I *just* added WANDERLOVE to my to-read list! I better move it up the queue, stat...

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  8. I'm so glad you're all excited. Me too! :D

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Item Reviewed: Introducing . . . BOOKMOBILE! Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Kristin Halbrook