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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Be My Guest, April of Good Books and Good Wine!

This week we have April of Good Books & Good Wine, one of my very first blogger buddies!  (Actually, we were Goodreads buddies before either of us ever got into the blogging game.)  She's got a really cool thing going on right now that she would like to tell you about; I have to warn you, it may cause you to agonize for hours and feel a little Sophie's Choice -- but maybe that's just me...
Take it away, April!

Thanks, Misty! I guess I can take it from here.

If you've been to my blog, you probably know that I am attempting to compile the Top 100 YA books as compiled by bloggers/readers/space aliens who have stopped by the blog. 

You're probably wondering why on earth anyone would want to take on that task.

Well, friends, if there's a top 100 list for Beach Reads, isn't it just as valid to have a list for young adult books. I mean, there are obsessive-compulsive teens out there living in a void because they don't know the top 100 YA books. FOR SHAME. 

Of course when you look for something and don't find what you are looking for, and I googled, then you should just do it yourself. Hence, the list was born.

Little did I know School Library Journal was doing the same thing. I was pretty angry at first, since it looked like I was ripping off SLJ. I'm sure we've all had wonderful ideas and then we get so excited about those ideas -- only to find out someone has beaten us to the punch. Well, I'm here to say do not give up on that idea. Find a different take on the idea. I know my readership is different from SLJ's readership. Why should I give up or let go of my idea? 

In other words, Goonies never say die. That is all.

The nominating may be over, but that doesn't mean you still can't have your say; tell me and April what your picks would have been, and then head over to GB & GWto see if yours made it on the list & then vote and let the agonizing begin!

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  1. Liked your post. Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.

  2. Funny, Adele of Persnickety Snark has started doing this too.

    And I haven't taken part in hers, simply because I CAN'T CHOOSE! There are far too many great YA novels out there, and it's just too hard. I shall leave it to harsher people ;)

  3. Ahh I have had those great moments only to be ripped away


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