May 23, 2009

SBBT Winds Down, 48-Hour Book Challenge Winds Up

In case you missed yesterday's Summer Blog Blast Tour stops, like (ahem) somebody who is trying to hide a sheepish and embarrassed expression as she types, please go check out the final day of fabulous interviews:

Jenny Davidson at Chasing Ray
Rebecca Stead at Fuse #8
Ryan Mecum at Writing and Ruminating
Lauren Myracle at Bildungsroman
Kristin Cashore at HipWriterMama
Rachel Caine at The YA YA YAs

Also, the Book Fair for Boys over at Guys Lit Wire is winding down, but it's up through Memorial Day, so if you haven't contributed yet, please consider making a donation (full instructions here). It's been an incredible success thanks to donors from all across North America and even across the Pond. Not only that, Powell's Books themselves made a contribution tot he cause. It's the kind of thing that makes me so proud to be part of the kidlitosphere.

Once these great events wind down, you might be looking for something to do with your time. Though I never seem to have that problem these days, I still might take the plunge and participate in MotherReader's Fourth Annual 48-Hour Book Challenge, just for the fun of it.

Lastly, check out the great podcast on Advice for Aspiring Readers that's part of Just One More Book!'s Rock Stars of Reading series--there are some awesome literary folks taking part, including Norton Juster, Mo Willems, Jane Yolen, and tons more.

Happy gorgeous weekend!


Saints and Spinners said...

Yes, do the book challenge! (This is not a command but a cheering-you-on thing.) I don't have great hopes of getting a lot of reading done, but I do look forward to getting dedicated time to read despite all that's going on that weekend.

Sarah Stevenson said...

Hee! Thanks! We'll see--I haven't committed yet, but it would be a great opportunity to catch up on some of my reading pile and make sure I actually blog about them...