WPL YA-Hoo!

A blog for the Wharton Public Library's young adults.

When I ship too hard:

thefandomentalist:

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epicreads:

Sister, Sister: 17 YA Sisters We Love ––>
yareviewnetwork:

rachelfershleiser:

"That was when I decided to take seriously the person I actually am rather than try to be a person whom others define as serious. Leaving academia to write fiction for children and teenagers was a return to that person I had been — the one who laughed easily, who liked makeup and baking and dance. I stopped being afraid of being thought silly or weak and instead pushed myself to be more than competent at the things I loved best to do. I am true now to what brings me joy and to what I do well — and most of the time, to hell with the rest."
(via E. Lockhart on embracing the young adult inside her - latimes.com)

If you have not read E. Lockhart’s The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks it is quintessential reading for all book lovers. And the ending to that book! Brilliance. 

~ Lourdes 

yareviewnetwork:

rachelfershleiser:

"That was when I decided to take seriously the person I actually am rather than try to be a person whom others define as serious. Leaving academia to write fiction for children and teenagers was a return to that person I had been — the one who laughed easily, who liked makeup and baking and dance. I stopped being afraid of being thought silly or weak and instead pushed myself to be more than competent at the things I loved best to do. I am true now to what brings me joy and to what I do well — and most of the time, to hell with the rest."

(via E. Lockhart on embracing the young adult inside her - latimes.com)

If you have not read E. Lockhart’s The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks it is quintessential reading for all book lovers. And the ending to that book! Brilliance. 

~ Lourdes 

yasimon:

pickeringtonlibrary:

We are (as if you couldn’t tell by our posts!) huge science fiction/dystopian fans here at PPL: we are tremendously excited for tomorrow’s visit with Mindy McGinnis, who’ll be talking about her dystopian novel Not a Drop to Drink! 
So of course we’re also thrilled that this year’s summer reading theme is Science! Here is a (very, very) brief guide to science fiction topics in some of our favorite YA reads. And to see these awesome book covers in full, click through the image to find our dedicated Pinterest board! 

Love this!

yasimon:

pickeringtonlibrary:

We are (as if you couldn’t tell by our posts!) huge science fiction/dystopian fans here at PPL: we are tremendously excited for tomorrow’s visit with Mindy McGinnis, who’ll be talking about her dystopian novel Not a Drop to Drink

So of course we’re also thrilled that this year’s summer reading theme is Science! Here is a (very, very) brief guide to science fiction topics in some of our favorite YA reads. And to see these awesome book covers in full, click through the image to find our dedicated Pinterest board! 

Love this!

(via leagueofextraordinarywriters)

natgeofound:

Atlantic puffins in Maine, July 1943.Photograph by Cleveland P. Grant, National Geographic

natgeofound:

Atlantic puffins in Maine, July 1943.Photograph by Cleveland P. Grant, National Geographic

planoteenscene:

It’s not you.  It’s me.

planoteenscene:

It’s not you.  It’s me.

(Source: cheshirelibrary, via mclteens)

Get ready for Teen Movie Night!
Tomorrow at 6pm, we’ll show The Simpsons Movie, a comedy chock-full of antics from the famous cartoon family. When Homer pollutes the town’s water supply, Springfield is sealed in a giant glass dome by Russ Cargill, the villainous boss of the EPA. Can the Simpsons stop Cargill’s secret plot to annihilate their town?
Please aware that this meeting begins earlier than usual. As usual, I’ll have popcorn and drinks for you all. Feel free to bring your friends!

Get ready for Teen Movie Night!

Tomorrow at 6pm, we’ll show The Simpsons Movie, a comedy chock-full of antics from the famous cartoon family. When Homer pollutes the town’s water supply, Springfield is sealed in a giant glass dome by Russ Cargill, the villainous boss of the EPA. Can the Simpsons stop Cargill’s secret plot to annihilate their town?

Please aware that this meeting begins earlier than usual. As usual, I’ll have popcorn and drinks for you all. Feel free to bring your friends!

“For poetry was all written before time was, and whenever we are so finely organized that we can penetrate into that region where the air is music, we hear those primal warblings, and attempt to write them down, but we lose ever and anon a word, a verse, and substitute something of our own, and thus miswrite the poem.”

—   Ralph Waldo Emerson (via writingquotes)

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Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2013

libraryjournal:

With ten categories altogether, these book prizes can dig deep, so that authors have a better chance of being celebrated and readers don’t just get more but also more specific reading suggestions.Ozeki’s well-earned win for a work that’s at once meditative and topical should bring more readers to her fold, yet with the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction Bulawayo can also shine with her child’s-eye view of culture clash. Meanwhile, giving a mystery/thriller award outside the standard genre arena acknowledges that quality writing happens everywhere, and Rowling, who published The Cuckoo’s Calling pseudonymously as Galbraith, gets some nice recognition after the hubbub created by her subsequent outing.

Speaking of literary prizes, check out the winners of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.

(Source: addtoany.com)

ala-con:

libraryjournal:

Your Sunday morning inspiration!

Most accurate fortune

ala-con:

libraryjournal:

Your Sunday morning inspiration!

Most accurate fortune

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