You’re Invited to the first ever Library Journal Author Party!

You’re Invited to the first ever Library Journal Author Party!

3/5/14 Update: The party is completely full! Way to go!
See you all soon!

LJ author party invite

Who: YOU!
What: the first ever Library Journal Author Party
When: Wednesday, March 12th from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: The Alexander Hotel, 333 S. Delaware St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, Alexander Ballroom
Why: Why not?!
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Trend Watch: Summer Cover Colors REVEALED

Trend Watch: Summer Cover Colors REVEALED

There's a mighty eye-catching color trend afoot in the beach book world this summer: lagoon-ish blue-green!

trend watch blue green

Check out all the fine covers above and you'll see what I'm cyan. I even did my nails to match!

fangirl nail art

And hey, if you like my nails, you'll love the much more impressive Rainbow Rowell-inspired nails of Emily White in Academic Marketing:

nail art e&pvia emlocke

Stay tuned this season for more summer cover trends REVEALED!! 

UPDATE: Rainbow tweeted the most incredible FANGIRL nail art ever. Go look! #TeamSimonSlashBaz

 

 

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Today’s Craft Project: Paper Cup Telephones!

Today’s Craft Project: Paper Cup Telephones!

Okay, Okay, enough with the nerdy stuff. I could use a project. Let's pick something fun and crafty to make out of a delightful book that we released back in June, HOMEMADE FUN by Rae Grant.

Rae Grant says, "Long ago, (yet still a recent memory for some), families celebrated the seasons and holidays, as well as the cycle of everyday life, in a homemade way... HOMEMADE FUN is a tribute to simple ideas for childhood fun."

Full disclosure: I'm horrible at this homemade business. I got a C in Home Ec and I forget to put the milk and butter in my mac n' cheese sometimes, but I go bonkers for crafts like the one above, Paper Cup Telephones! Click the link or the picture to enlarge the instructions. 

Ali's Tip from Experience: when you're all done, the string cannot be loose or touching anything, otherwise physics gets grumpy and your words won't make it to the other cup.

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Macmillan Library at PLA!

Macmillan Library at PLA!

Booth # 1058
Oregon Convention Center


 


Book Buzz with Nancy Pearl and her publishing pals including Talia!
Wednesday, March 24th, 10:30-11:30 am


 


In-booth author signing with Kelli Stanley (CITY OF DRAGONS / Minotaur)
Wednesday, March 24th, 4:00 pm


 


Author/ Librarian Breakfast w/ Kristin Hannah (WINTER GARDEN / SMP)
Thursday, March 25, 8 am – 9:30 am; book signing follows
(Sorry! All spots have been filled!)


 


Best in Mystery Authors Series w/ Dana Haynes (CRASHERS / Minotaur)
Friday, March 26, 10:30 am – 11:45 am; book signing follows                                   &nbs [...]

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