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10 Things We Learned About Rainbow Rowell at Her Landline Reading

By Melissa AlbertJuly 10, 2014
Sometimes when you meet an author, they’re nothing like you think they’ll be, but Rainbow Rowell, author of YA masterpieces Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, is just as funny, smart, and full of stories and insights as you’d expect. To celebrate the release of her new book, Landline, she appeared last ... More  →
10 Things We Learned About Rainbow Rowell at Her <i>Landline</i> Reading

An Interview With Maya Van Wagenen, 15-Year-Old Author of Popular

By Melissa AlbertJune 18, 2014
Q: What's braver than strapping on a meat-suit and strolling into a lion's den? A: Strapping on a string of pearls and a dorky church hat and walking straight up to the scariest popular-boy table in your school cafeteria. 15-year-old author Maya Van Wagenen did many brave ... More  →
An Interview With Maya Van Wagenen, 15-Year-Old Author of <i>Popular</i>

5 New YA Books You Should Be Reading This Month

By Melissa AlbertMay 13, 2014
It's finally spriiiing, which means instead of hiding out in our houses all day reading books like a bunch of dorks, we'll be sitting outside on benches all day, reading books like a bunch of picnicking badasses. May is an amazing month for YA books, full of ... More  →
5 New YA Books You Should Be Reading This Month

10 Lies That Kids' Books Told Us

By Melissa AlbertMay 5, 2014
1. You're probably the chosen one. Yeah, and your Hogwarts letter just got lost in the mail. 2. Around every corner is a crime just begging to be solved. I can't be the only kid who skulked around my house with a special iridescent spy notebook, taking notes ... More  →
10 Lies That Kids' Books Told Us

99 Book Nerd Problems

By Melissa AlbertApril 23, 2014
Cause we’ve got 99 problems, but having nothing to read ain’t one. 1. You’ll never get to read your favorite book again for the first time. 2. The weird look your friends give you when they find out your “awesome weekend” primarily took place between the pages ... More  →
99 Book Nerd Problems

The 11 Kinds of Texts You Get From Your Mom

By Melissa AlbertFebruary 19, 2014
Moms and texting go together like nachos and panda bears: nothing makes sense, things often go badly, but occasionally something hilarious happens. Or else the panda bear ignores the nachos, which we guess is a metaphor for moms who don't like to text. Even if ... More  →
The 11 Kinds of Texts You Get From Your Mom

Which Children's Lit Heroine Are You?

By Melissa AlbertFebruary 7, 2014
Still waiting on your letter from Hogwarts? Still thumping the back of every wardrobe, and staring really, extra hard at the second star on the right, just hoping Peter Pan might finally get his butt to earth and take you away? Yeah, us, too. But while ... More  →
Which Children's Lit Heroine Are You?

10 Ways to Respond When a Stranger Tells You to Smile

By Melissa AlbertJanuary 27, 2014
It's a scientific fact that young women who refuse to constantly smile in public are the number one cause of poverty, starvation, and uncomfortable feelings in the hearts of men, which explains why strangers like to yell, "Why don't you smile, sweetheart?" when you walk ... More  →
10 Ways to Respond When a Stranger Tells You to Smile

9 Signs Your Life is Actually a Reality Show

By Melissa AlbertJanuary 22, 2014
Have you ever heard of the Truman Show delusion? It's a very real condition whose sufferers believe that their life is a reality show. If you've got TSD, you might think that invisible producers are telling you what to say, or that you need to ... More  →
9 Signs Your Life is Actually a Reality Show

Who's Your Literary Boyfriend?

By Melissa AlbertJanuary 14, 2014
The thing about fictional guys is they never let you down. Mr. Bingley will always succumb to his better nature and propose to Jane. Snape will always love Lily, no matter how much it breaks his heart. And Ned Nickerson will just keep getting knocked unconscious in ... More  →
Who's Your Literary Boyfriend?
About the Author
Melissa Albert

Melissa Albert reads books, worries about other people’s dogs (they look thirsty), and eats horrible candy for fun and profit. When not wearing her extremely tasteful Sparkitor hat, she’s an editor for the Barnes & Noble Book Blog. You can find her on Twitter @mimi_albert, or in the hot pretzel section of your local cafeteria.

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