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October 21st, 2014

YARN’s October Pop-Up story went live at 10am! Have you read it yet?

Just in time for Halloween…

YARN may be on hiatus but today at 10AM our October Pop-Up story will be going LIVE! If you’re in for a read that might just have the hairs of your arm stand on end, stay tuned! 



Well, I promised to let you know about movies/TV as soon as I knew anything, and now I know something. (I knew a tiny bit about this being a possibility on Friday, but this is the first I’m hearing of some of the definite details!)

bamf-beckett said: If tmi is becoming a tv series does that mean there will be different cast or the same one as the movie?

I have absolutely no idea! I am sure they are not casting at the moment and probably nobody knows. There is absolutely nothing whatsoever I could possibly ever do to influence whether they kept the same cast (assuming they were  available) at all, so I will be waiting, like you, to see if they cast new people, and hoping that if they do, those people will be good. 

Congrats to Cassie on the forward motion on the next installment of TMI!!! 

October 20th, 2014

“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”


I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”

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And I feel my heart breaking as the light reflecting on my face is filtered slowly out.

Before his novel, Noggin, was a National Book Award Finalist, John Corey Whaley shared some of his poetry with YARN. 

This quote is taken from a poem John Corey Whaley wrote some years ago during a challenge he and his friend, Randi Anderson, dubbed the “Random Word Challenge.” To read more about the challenge, the poem this quote is taken from, and more original John Corey Whaley poetry, check out this article John Corey Whaley wrote for YARN.

Primrose Everdeen (well, technically, Willow Shields, who plays her in the Hunger Games series) is here with this year’s YALSA Teens’ Top Ten.

What is Teens’ Top Ten? From their website:

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!

Tons of great titles were chosen for the list this year, and even more great titles were nominated. For more information on this year, and for lists from past years, click here. See if you can spot the YARN alum that was nominated this year?

OK, It’s Leila Sales, author of This Song Will Save Your Life. You can read her interview with YARN from last year by clicking this link. And if you haven’t, then by all means read This Song Will Save Your Life. It is fantastic! 

October 19th, 2014


Weekly YA Spotlight: A selection of the most anticipated new YA novels released this week (19/10 - 25/10)

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater ✤ Oct 21

Loop (Loop #1) by Karen Akins ✤ Oct 21

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon ✤ Oct 21

Follow Me Through Darkness (The Boundless Trilogy #1) by Danielle Ellison ✤ Oct 21

The Sorcerer Heir (The Heir Chronicles #5) by Cinda Williams Chima ✤ Oct 21

Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker ✤ Oct 21

Check out the rest of this month’s new YA releases here!

October 17th, 2014

Get emotionally prepared for Halloween with these terrifying books.


Get emotionally prepared for Halloween with these terrifying books.

(via bookishlyyoungadultreads)

October 16th, 2014


Hunger Games actress Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen) invites you to celebrate Teen Read Week™ and Turn Dreams into Reality @ your library, October 12-18, 2014. 


Feel free to “share” this video!

Will you be celebrating?

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