Extra! Extra! is my weekly Sunday post featuring brand new additions to my TBR pile as well as other exciting blog news.
This Sunday I'm linking up to Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer
I'm a participant in Bloggiesta and I'm also hosting a challenge about stepping outside your blogging comfort zone. If you're feeling blah about blogging, go take a peek!
One of my challenges for myself is being less shy -- my family calls me The Hermit. Friday and Saturday I attended the KidLitCon 2012. It was a little scary but also so much fun and I can't wait to tell you about it. I'm working up a post now!
My other Bloggiesta goal is to update my post archive AND get some blog posts up on Goodreads AND work on some new ideas that I have for posts. That's my to-do list for today!
Laceyblossom won Freebie Friday! She chose Crown of Embers by Rae Carson, which I'm sure she will love!
Cursing Challenge:This week's topic on Freebie Friday was profanity in YA. I had a little quiz about fake-swearing and asked you guys to tell me which YA books use these faux-curses:
Two of my readers (Eleonor and PepsiVanilla) offered up the answers I intended:
Frex- Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Coit - A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
Bleep- Paranormalcy Series by Kiersten White
Fug- An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Shunting - Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
Veronika, April H and Isa also answered every question, and thought that some of these words might be used in books I haven't read (Spoiled, The Maze Runner, On the Road and Gone Away World.)
Special bonus points to Makix for guessing The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer for #4. Yes, back in the 1940s, Mailer's publisher convinced him to replace the f-bomb with "fug" in this book. Bah to all those people who claim that YA readers don't read the classics!
More fake swearing:
Fragg - Black City by Elizabeth Richards
News of the Weird:
Best spam comment: "Shoes made a big comeback last year, so that you can find a wide range of styles, including with a heel murderer of slouchy."
Best Google search that led to my blog:
A post about KidLitCon 2012
Reviews! I'm still moving my calendar around, so I'm not 100% sure what those will be :)
A brand-new Hot Off the Presses where you can link your reviews of new YA, read other people's thoughts, and yes, there's a giveaway!
Can't wait to see you there!
Tell me what you're up to these days ... or leave a link and I'll visit you :)