Happy New Year

Let the reading begin!!! Here is to another year filled with amazing new reads and reacquainting with some old favorites. I cannot wait to dig into my reading pile that is literally taller than I am. I have many challenges set for me this year and I hope to accomplish all that I have obliged myself to complete. Rock on 2009

6 comments on "Happy New Year"

karinlibrarian wrote: January 1, 2009 at 4:43 PM

Hello, this is Karin from Karin's Book Nook. I just wanted to say thank you for linking to my blog in your sidebar. Also, I love your layout. I love your Reading Pile and your Waiting for Picasa slideshows. Also, I saw that Intertwined by Gena Showalter is on your YA Challenge list. I haven't heard about that one. I have enjoyed Gena's other books like Blacklisted, Red Handed, and Oh My Goth. I'll have to look at Intertwined and see what it is about. THanks for the info.

DarlingDiva wrote: January 1, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Hiya Karin,
I just love your blog. You have some of the best YA reviews around and so I always go to your site get information on what is up and coming.

As for Interwined by Gena Showalter. I know that she was working on a new YA book and when she had updated her web page she had Intertwined listed. The premise for that book sounded amazing. It may come out later this year or even in 2010...but wow!!!

Bookgeek wrote: January 1, 2009 at 11:41 PM

Love, love, love your new blog. Am hoping to gradually pretty mine up! Here's to a fabulous 2009.

karinlibrarian wrote: January 2, 2009 at 8:56 AM

Thanks for the comment on my blog. As for the Mortal Instruments series. WOW!!! Your god-daughter has great taste. I love those books. I can't wait for the prequels that will come out in 2010.

J. Kaye Oldner wrote: January 5, 2009 at 6:48 PM

With the book challenges beginning, I am late getting over here. Sorry about that!

Happy New Year! It's going to be a great year!!

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I have compiled all the SF, bay area YA events in this section. If you know of any events that I have failed to post, please let me know. Also, please keep in mind that some events may change and it is always best to verify any event prior to attendance.


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Sunday, November 15 @ 5pm
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Hello, fellow readers! Look at the upcoming events in our marvelous SF Bay Area for next year. There are some events that are coming out that I cannot post about yet, but believe me when I tell you they are made of awesome.

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, January 15 @ 7pm

Hicklebee's in San Jose
Saturday, January 16 time TBD

Books INC. in San Francisco
Monday, January 18



Boderlands in San Francisco
Saturday, February 28 TBD



Kepler's in Menlo Park
Sunday, March 6 @ 2pm

...and lots more events are coming. I am so excited but cannot share them yet :) Stay Tuned!!

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