Hey all! This post is largely aimed at my students (*waves*) but contains some cool things that the rest of you might want to know about, too. Now that we all have a little bit of free time, here are some things you might consider doing:
1) Voting in the Children's Choice Book Awards (yes, there is a teen section, it is not just for wee ones!) Both Clockwork Prince and Divergent are finalists, so, um, good luck with that, you guys. I know my choice--but sadly, I am not a teen and cannot in good conscience vote here...so choose wisely, gang.
2) A week from Sunday--so, the day before we all have to wake up early again, aka Sunday the 15th--there is a super-awesome signing at Books of Wonder featuring Lauren Oliver (Pandemonium), Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me), Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky), and Anna Carey (Eve). Admittedly, I'm 0-for-3 in actually getting to book signings I wanted to go to...but maybe this is the exception? Anyway. It sounds excellent.
3) I mean, probably seeing The Hunger Games again? That's my plan.
Also, let me know what you're reading! I have really ambitious plans: the Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfeld, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, and Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, which I finally started the other day, and which is hilarious so far.
Enjoy the break!
Edited to add: Books of Wonder is also running basically the coolest promotion I could possibly imagine--donate books to kids and get chances to win a hand-signed copy of The Hunger Games--and while part of me wants no one else to know about it, the bigger and better part of me wants everyone to know about it because it is so incredible. Details here. (And yes, you can enter by buying books through their website as well, so if you're out of town, still check it out!)