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September 27, 2015, 3:00 pm: The Freedom To Read Foundation's Banned Books Read Out at Malvern Books in Austin, TX
I'll be reading scandalous scenes from Judy Blume's DEENIE. I'm one of many participating readers, including Sarah Bird and Mark Smith, celebrating freedom to read. For more information, see the event page here.

October 14, 2015: Visiting Kealing Middle School! (For Kealing staff and students only.)
I'll be visiting classes that read DEAR TEEN ME this year to talk about writing, community, art, and poetry. This will also be the sneaky debut of my new chapbook of poetry, PRAY, PRAY, PRAY: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night, available for early sale to Kealing students and staff. (I will also have my sci fi poetry chapbook A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE with her for sale.)

October 25, 2015, 4:00 pm: A Very Purple Book Launch for PRAY, PRAY, PRAY: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night at Malvern Books in Austin, TX
It's time to Party up! I'm launching my latest chapbook of poetry—poems written to the musician Prince—by throwing a party with purple snacks, glitter, funk, and readers from all over coming to celebrate Prince through poems. PRAY, PRAY, PRAY will be available for purchase and for signing! I will be joined by fellow poets Stacey Balkun, Liz Belile, Erika Jo Brown, Ava Love Hanna, BJ Love, M. Mack, and Nettie Reynolds. See the event page here.

 

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I'm totally not dead, I promise! And other stuff!

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 13, 2016, 8:42 PM
FROM THE DESK OF E. KRISTIN ANDERSON:

So you may have noticed that I haven't really been posting, like, anything here in a while. And there's a reason for that. I've been sick.

Not like flu sniffles sick. Like ended up in the hospital for three weeks and then again for two days and now I have several months of treatment to deal with an illness so weird and rare that was actually on House one time sick. (Legit. We even did the "it's not lupus" thing.)

Thanks for the new meme, Ross.
Thanks for the new meme, ShadowedAcolyte

I have chosen NOT to look up anything about this autoimmune disease and trust my doctors to tell me what I need to know because apparently some cases are pretty scary. And I will totally freak out. So I'm not going to name it here because if you know me personally you already know what it is and if you know me personally you know the temptation to Google this disease and read about the scary is killing me so I don't want the Google to bring this post up for other people Googling and end up with links to info on my blog post.

Basically, my kidneys went rogue and I'm lucky to be alive. Very lucky.

I spent my 33rd birthday hooked up to a plasmapheresis robot. I also spent my birthday with some really good friends who came in to see me, which was really amazing, because who wants to party in a hospital? Anyway...it's weird how after two weeks of plasma exchange, it felt almost normal to have a franken-neck catheter sticking out of my jugular. (And, yes, that's why I didn't do my annual Dear Teen Me letter on my b-day. Sorry, all two of you who were looking forward to that.)

Coming home was hard for a lot of reasons. For one, I actually had to move while I was in the hospital. My parents came down and did this for me and I can't find anything! (Has anyone seen my tweezers? My eyebrows are a mess!) I also had been on bed rest for so long that my muscles atrophied. I had no idea this could happen so quick. And my body is still adjusting to the medications I'm on. And the (hopefully temporary) weird dietary restrictions so that I can keep my kidneys on the mend during treatment.

ELJ Magpies, December 2015.
ELJ Magpies, December 2015.

I haven't been able to do a lot of "normal" things like walking to my Starbucks or eating tacos. I'm having a hard time focusing on reading or writing (which is why it's taken me so long to get this post up) let alone promoting my new chapbook that came out while I was in the hospital. (Go buy 17 DAYS here. It's the "B-Side" to PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!) I am having a hard time standing up for long periods of time, so cooking is hard. Chores are hard(er). I'm sleeping a lot more than I usually would. (No more middle of the night poems for a while, I guess!) And I've fallen behind on magazine submissions. A lot.

I'm grateful, though, for the friends and family and members of the writing community who have been helping me out in so many ways. My parents came all the way from Maine to help me move and recover. Local friends new and old (some I'd only previously known from Facebook groups!) have been visiting and bringing food and cooking for me and helping with chores. And I've been receiving thoughtful care packages from poets all over. I really can't imagine how I'd be doing this without these wonderful people. If I never get around to thank you notes (and I probably won't because I'm terrible at this), know that I appreciate it so much that it makes me happy cry. And I'm not a happy crier. Like ever.

PRAY, PRAY, PRAY is dedicated to "the people I can call in the middle of the night, and those who might call me." And that remains true. I didn't know I'd need this so soon, but I did and I do. Even if I'm not making these phone calls in the middle of the night (although I think I might have woken up my grandfather once or twice), it's so crucial that there are folks on the other end right now. And I really can't wait to pay it forward. When I'm well again (which is the hope within the next five months or so, touch wood) you'll probably see me at a lot of launch parties and readings around town. And one of my big goals is to be healthy enough to make it to AWP in the spring as planned. There will be so many super hugs there. Probably more crying. Sorrynotsorry.

One thing I've learned from this is that asking for help isn't weak, it's strong. And that when I asked for help I found out I had more friends than I ever could have imagined. What a gift this is. I've seen people close to me struggle with the grief of realizing that their friends aren't who they thought they were when shit hits the fan. Y'all are amazing people out there and I can't help but feel my heart swell with faith in humanity and a love for the community that we build every day.

There are lots of projects coming out from me this year, though, which I luckily already wrote/curated and which I will hopefully be able to promote and get out to y'all and enjoy because I am lucky to work with such awesome publishers. Grey Book Press just announced FIRE IN THE SKY which is my forthcoming chapbook of Lana Del Ray "scramblerasures." (I scrambled her lyrics and then erasured the new text.) This one is definitely not for the kiddos or, like, anyone related to me who doesn't like when I swear or talk about sexytimes. So you know. But I'm proud of it and I think readers will enjoy it. I also have ACOUSTIC BATTERY LIFE coming out with ELJ in March and SHE WITNESSES with dancing girl press later this spring, both experimental found poetry. Consider yourself warned: I'm up to stuff. Like I'm doing a thing with Lucky Bastard Press that some of y'all already know about and some of y'all don't but I'm going to shout it big and wide and loud when we're ready. Which I hope is soon. Gotta fix these kidneys first and foremost, though.

Beads!
Beads!

Meanwhile, like I said, 17 DAYS is out, it's more confessional poetry I wrote to Prince (during the day this time, but, you know, Prince), and if you dig/dug PRAY, PRAY, PRAY this should be something you dig, too. ELJ Publications released it under their new Magpies imprint and I am so grateful to editors Ariana D. Den Bleyker and Samantha Duncan for their hard work with me revising the manuscript and creating a beautiful book. So I really hope you enjoy it. I'm working on treats for those who buy (I have some adorable beads and stuff ready to go, just gotta get to making), so save your receipts if you buy direct from ELJ. I'll remember you if you buy a signed copy from me (email e.kristin.andersonATgmailDOTcom). Just...does anyone know where my needle-nose pliers are?

Thanks again to everyone's tireless support through what is turning out to be both the toughest thing I've been through and something I'm seeing a lot of silver linings in. Because silver linings are there. I had to look hard this time, but they're there.

http://www.ekristinanderson.com


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My name is Emily, but if you're looking for my published work, you should Google E. Kristin Anderson. (Ask me and I'll tell you the why-I-need-a-pen-name story.) I write poetry (for everyone) and fiction (for young adults and children) and nonfiction (sometimes). I'm the co-editor of the nonfiction anthology DEAR TEEN ME (Zest Books, 2012) based on the website DearTeenMe.com, where authors write letters to their teen selves. I have four poetry chapbooks out: A JAB OF DEEP URGENCY (Finishing Line Press), A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE (Red Bird Chapbooks) PRAY, PRAY, PRAY: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night (Porkbelly Press) and 17 DAYS (ELJ Publications) and I have three chaps forthcoming in 2016. I'm a poetry editor at Found Poetry Review and I help out at NonBinary Review and Lucky Bastard Press. I blog at EKristinAnderson.com about books and writing and my bizarro life here in Austin, TX. If you're looking for editorial or mentoring servies, I'm a member of Yellow Bird Editors, a group of industry professionals offering these and other services for professionals as well as beginning writers and teens.

I grew up in Westbrook, Maine and went to Connecticut College in the beautiful New London, CT, and have a fancy-sounding degree in Classics. Once upon a time I lived in Brooklyn and worked at The New Yorker magazine and sometimes I have dreams that I have to go into the office and make the magazine and can't remember how. ATX, though? It's a great home. I like to take photographs with toy and vintage cameras. Don't listen to anyone who says watching television will rot your brain -- some of my best ideas have come from TV.

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`PinkyMcCoversong brings a type of dedication and enthusiasm that's a fantastic asset to our literature community. A constant inspiration and mentor to many, Emily has an eclectic background that has allowed her to develop a gallery filled with poetry and prose that will keep you glued and eager for more. An already published writer, Emily brought the "Dear Teen Me" concept to the fore in our deviantART community, and has continued to inspire writers young and old to participate. We're absolutely delighted to kickstart our 13th Birthday celebrations by bestowing the Deviousness Award for August 2013 to`PinkyMcCoversong.
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I'm totally not dead, I promise! And other stuff!

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 13, 2016, 8:42 PM
FROM THE DESK OF E. KRISTIN ANDERSON:

So you may have noticed that I haven't really been posting, like, anything here in a while. And there's a reason for that. I've been sick.

Not like flu sniffles sick. Like ended up in the hospital for three weeks and then again for two days and now I have several months of treatment to deal with an illness so weird and rare that was actually on House one time sick. (Legit. We even did the "it's not lupus" thing.)

Thanks for the new meme, Ross.
Thanks for the new meme, ShadowedAcolyte

I have chosen NOT to look up anything about this autoimmune disease and trust my doctors to tell me what I need to know because apparently some cases are pretty scary. And I will totally freak out. So I'm not going to name it here because if you know me personally you already know what it is and if you know me personally you know the temptation to Google this disease and read about the scary is killing me so I don't want the Google to bring this post up for other people Googling and end up with links to info on my blog post.

Basically, my kidneys went rogue and I'm lucky to be alive. Very lucky.

I spent my 33rd birthday hooked up to a plasmapheresis robot. I also spent my birthday with some really good friends who came in to see me, which was really amazing, because who wants to party in a hospital? Anyway...it's weird how after two weeks of plasma exchange, it felt almost normal to have a franken-neck catheter sticking out of my jugular. (And, yes, that's why I didn't do my annual Dear Teen Me letter on my b-day. Sorry, all two of you who were looking forward to that.)

Coming home was hard for a lot of reasons. For one, I actually had to move while I was in the hospital. My parents came down and did this for me and I can't find anything! (Has anyone seen my tweezers? My eyebrows are a mess!) I also had been on bed rest for so long that my muscles atrophied. I had no idea this could happen so quick. And my body is still adjusting to the medications I'm on. And the (hopefully temporary) weird dietary restrictions so that I can keep my kidneys on the mend during treatment.

ELJ Magpies, December 2015.
ELJ Magpies, December 2015.

I haven't been able to do a lot of "normal" things like walking to my Starbucks or eating tacos. I'm having a hard time focusing on reading or writing (which is why it's taken me so long to get this post up) let alone promoting my new chapbook that came out while I was in the hospital. (Go buy 17 DAYS here. It's the "B-Side" to PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!) I am having a hard time standing up for long periods of time, so cooking is hard. Chores are hard(er). I'm sleeping a lot more than I usually would. (No more middle of the night poems for a while, I guess!) And I've fallen behind on magazine submissions. A lot.

I'm grateful, though, for the friends and family and members of the writing community who have been helping me out in so many ways. My parents came all the way from Maine to help me move and recover. Local friends new and old (some I'd only previously known from Facebook groups!) have been visiting and bringing food and cooking for me and helping with chores. And I've been receiving thoughtful care packages from poets all over. I really can't imagine how I'd be doing this without these wonderful people. If I never get around to thank you notes (and I probably won't because I'm terrible at this), know that I appreciate it so much that it makes me happy cry. And I'm not a happy crier. Like ever.

PRAY, PRAY, PRAY is dedicated to "the people I can call in the middle of the night, and those who might call me." And that remains true. I didn't know I'd need this so soon, but I did and I do. Even if I'm not making these phone calls in the middle of the night (although I think I might have woken up my grandfather once or twice), it's so crucial that there are folks on the other end right now. And I really can't wait to pay it forward. When I'm well again (which is the hope within the next five months or so, touch wood) you'll probably see me at a lot of launch parties and readings around town. And one of my big goals is to be healthy enough to make it to AWP in the spring as planned. There will be so many super hugs there. Probably more crying. Sorrynotsorry.

One thing I've learned from this is that asking for help isn't weak, it's strong. And that when I asked for help I found out I had more friends than I ever could have imagined. What a gift this is. I've seen people close to me struggle with the grief of realizing that their friends aren't who they thought they were when shit hits the fan. Y'all are amazing people out there and I can't help but feel my heart swell with faith in humanity and a love for the community that we build every day.

There are lots of projects coming out from me this year, though, which I luckily already wrote/curated and which I will hopefully be able to promote and get out to y'all and enjoy because I am lucky to work with such awesome publishers. Grey Book Press just announced FIRE IN THE SKY which is my forthcoming chapbook of Lana Del Ray "scramblerasures." (I scrambled her lyrics and then erasured the new text.) This one is definitely not for the kiddos or, like, anyone related to me who doesn't like when I swear or talk about sexytimes. So you know. But I'm proud of it and I think readers will enjoy it. I also have ACOUSTIC BATTERY LIFE coming out with ELJ in March and SHE WITNESSES with dancing girl press later this spring, both experimental found poetry. Consider yourself warned: I'm up to stuff. Like I'm doing a thing with Lucky Bastard Press that some of y'all already know about and some of y'all don't but I'm going to shout it big and wide and loud when we're ready. Which I hope is soon. Gotta fix these kidneys first and foremost, though.

Beads!
Beads!

Meanwhile, like I said, 17 DAYS is out, it's more confessional poetry I wrote to Prince (during the day this time, but, you know, Prince), and if you dig/dug PRAY, PRAY, PRAY this should be something you dig, too. ELJ Publications released it under their new Magpies imprint and I am so grateful to editors Ariana D. Den Bleyker and Samantha Duncan for their hard work with me revising the manuscript and creating a beautiful book. So I really hope you enjoy it. I'm working on treats for those who buy (I have some adorable beads and stuff ready to go, just gotta get to making), so save your receipts if you buy direct from ELJ. I'll remember you if you buy a signed copy from me (email e.kristin.andersonATgmailDOTcom). Just...does anyone know where my needle-nose pliers are?

Thanks again to everyone's tireless support through what is turning out to be both the toughest thing I've been through and something I'm seeing a lot of silver linings in. Because silver linings are there. I had to look hard this time, but they're there.

http://www.ekristinanderson.com


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Hey readers! I hope you're enjoying this YA classic from one of my personal favorite authors, Judy Blume!

TIGER EYES is also one of my favorite books, and there have been a ton of covers for the book over the year, most of which depict Davey:

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Art Feature!


Before we're far into the book, Davey and her family go out to New Mexico to spend time with her aunt and uncle and get away from the trauma they sustained in New Jersey. Davey is stunned by New Mexico's beauty, so I thought I'd feature some photos taken in New Mexico:

Stay Close by xXStarlightDragonXx  Trucks by B24LIBERATOR  Mission New mexico 2112765 by snake0644
Railway bridge New Mexico by RafaeldeBono  what I found in New Mexico, by Alteru
summer feverr: santa fe skies by thisisbecc  Mailboxes by michaelmaroon

And now to discussing TIGER EYES!


  • 1. Have you read other books by Judy Blume? How do you think TIGER EYES compares?


  • 2. Judy Blume has gone on record as saying that TIGER EYES is the only time she has self-censored, deleting a scene in which Davey masturbates while thinking about her crush. Do you think JB made the right choice?


  • 3. Which edition of TIGER EYES are you reading? I'm reading an older edition, but in newer editions of her books JB and her editors made updates to the texts to modernize them for new readers. Have you noticed these updates? Do you like them? And, regardless, do you think this is a tactic that works for stories/authors? Should authors update their stories for technology or let them reflect the era in which it was written?


  • 4. TIGER EYES starts off with a really traumatic event occurring, putting the main character, Davey, and most of the characters in the story on shaky footing. Do you think the author depicted the reaction to trauma accurately? Was there anything that surprised you about the depiction?

DO THE ACTIVITY!




For a little change of pace, we thought it would be fun to do a photo based prompt. SURPRISE! Use one of the above photos to inspire a piece of flash fiction or a poem. GO FOR IT! Participants will get extra participation points toward the prizes. Because.....

WE HAVE PRIZES!


We have some hot new contemporary YA from fantastic authors to give away this month courtesy of Merit Press! The winner this month will get a copy each of HALF IN LOVE WITH DEATH by Emily Ross and IDENTITY CRISIS by Melissa Schorr!

Rosshalfinlovewithdeath by PinkyMcCoversong    Schorridentitycrisis by PinkyMcCoversong

To win prizes—and you are going to want to win these prizes—participate in the discussion, try out some of the activities, and be present in book club. It's that easy! Our top participant for the month gets the monthly prizes, and the top participant for July-December gets the prize bucket of all the prize books from the second half of the year. YAY!


I can't wait to see what y'all have to say about TIGER EYES!

And if you're making preparations for future reading, don't forget to check out the book club schedule and be sure to vote on our poll for the books we'll be reading next!

xoPinkyMcCoversong



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PICK THE NEXT BOOK CLUB BOOKS!

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 1:57 PM
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HI EVERYONE! Below is the list of books that you can pick from for the next six months of CRLiterature's Book Club! We've taken community suggestions and also brainstormed some titles based on what books have been most popular in the past and some movies and games that are coming out now or in the future. Woo pop culture! 


HERE ARE YOUR SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS 

FOR THE TASK AT HAND:


  • 1. Check out the covers and the descriptions below and then PICK FIVE. That's right, you get FIVE VOTES

  • 2. Put your votes in the comments. Just make your little list of five, and put them in the comments. IT'S THAT SIMPLE!

If you have suggestions for the future, send a note to DrippingWords or PinkyMcCoversong—they're listening! For now, these are what we're choosing from and we hope you're as excited about the choices as we are.


Here's a quick list of books you can pick from, but be sure to read about them below! Clicky-click!

1. THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie
2. WEETZIE BAT by Francesca Lia Block
3. FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury
4. PAPER TOWNS by John Green
5. THE COLD DISH by Craig Johnson
6. THE GIRL WHO LOVED TOM GORDON by Stephen King
7. WARM BODIES by Isaac Marion
8. THERE IS NO LONG DISTANCE NOW by Naomi Shihab Nye
9. ZOMBIE by Joyce Carol Oates
10. AKATA WITCH by Nnedi Okorafor
11. FIGHT CLUB by Chuck Palahniuk
12. WYRD SISTERS by Terry Pratchett
13. THE LAST WISH by Andrzej Sapkowski
14. REDSHIRTS by John Scalzi
15. THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien
16. THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak



THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

by Sherman Alexie


Alexietheabsolutelytruediaryofaparttimeindian by PinkyMcCoversong

From Amazon:



Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.


Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike. 


WEETZIE BAT 

by Francesca Lia Block


Blockweetziebat by PinkyMcCoversong

From Amazon:

Fifteen years ago Francesca Lia Block made a dazzling entrance into the literary scene with what would become one of the most talked-about books of the decade: WEETZIE BAT. This poetic roller coaster swoop has a sleek new design to match its new sister and brother books, GOAT GIRLS and BEAUTIFUL BOYS. Rediscover the magic of WEETZIE BAT, Ms. Blocks sophisticated, slinkster-cool love song to L.A.the book that shattered the standard, captivated readers of all generations, and made Francesca Lia Block one of the most heralded authors of the last decade.

FAHRENHEIT 451
by Ray Bradbury


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From Amazon:

Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.

Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family." But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.

When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.


PAPER TOWNS
by John Green


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From Amazon:


When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night—dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows her. Margo’s always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she’s always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they’re for Q.

Printz Medalist John Green returns with the trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers.


THE COLD DISH 

by Dennis Johnson

 
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From Amazon:

Introducing Wyoming’s Sheriff Walt Longmire in this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Any Other Name and Dry Bones, the first in the Longmire series, the basis for LONGMIRE, the hit drama series now on Netflix

Fans of Ace Atkins, Nevada Barr and Robert B. Parker will love this outstanding first novel, in which New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson introduces Sheriff Walt Longmire of Wyoming’s Absaroka County. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, and full of memorable characters. After twenty-five years as sheriff of Absaroka County, Walt Longmire’s hopes of finishing out his tenure in peace are dashed when Cody Pritchard is found dead near the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Two years earlier, Cody has been one of four high school boys given suspended sentences for raping a local Cheyenne girl. Somebody, it would seem, is seeking vengeance, and Longmire might be the only thing standing between the three remaining boys and a Sharps .45-70 rifle.

With lifelong friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and a cast of characters both tragic and humorous enough to fill in the vast emptiness of the high plains, Walt Longmire attempts to see that revenge, a dish best served cold, is never served at all.

THE GIRL WHO LOVED TOM GORDON
by Stephen King


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From Amazon:

The acclaimed #1 New York Times and undisputed King of Horror Stephen King offers a frightening suspense novel about a young girl who becomes lost in the woods as night falls.

On a six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, nine-year-old Trisha McFarland quickly tires of the constant bickering between her older brother, Pete, and her recently divorced mother. But when she wanders off by herself, and then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut, she becomes lost in a wilderness maze full of peril and terror.

As night falls, Trisha has only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, and only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fears. For solace she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox baseball games and follows the gritty performances of her hero, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when her radio’s reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her—protecting her from an all-too-real enemy who has left a trail of slaughtered animals and mangled trees in the dense, dark woods…

WARM BODIES
by Isaac Marion


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From Amazon:

R is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization. 

And then he meets a girl. 

First as his captive, then his reluctant house guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.



THERE IS NO LONG DISTANCE NOW
by Naomi Shihab Nye


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From Amazon:

In these forty life-altering, life-affirming, and extremely short short stories, the award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye proposes that no matter how great the divide between friends, siblings, life and death, classmates, enemies, happiness and misery, war and peace, breakfast and lunch, parent and child, country and city, there is, in fact, no long distance. Not anymore.

ZOMBIE
by Joyce Carol Oates


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From Amazon:

ZOMBIE is a classic novel of dark obsession from the extraordinary Joyce Carol Oates. A brilliant, unflinching journey into the mind of a serial killer, ZOMBIE views the world through the eyes of Quentin P., newly paroled sex offender, as he chillingly evolves from rapist to mass murderer. Joyce Carol Oates—the prolific author of so many extraordinary bestsellers, including THE GRAVEDIGGER'S DAUGHTER, BLONDEand THE FALLS—demonstrates why she ranks among America’s most respected and accomplished literary artists with this provocative, breathtaking, and disturbing masterwork.

AKATA WITCH
by Nnedi Okorafor


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From Amazon:


Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits. And then she discovers something amazing-she is a "free agent," with latent magical power. Soon she's part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?

FIGHT CLUB
by Chuck Palahnuik


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From Amazon:

The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club.

In his debut novel, Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation's most visionary satirist. FIGHT CLUB's estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret boxing matches in the basement of bars. There two men fight "as long as they have to." A gloriously original work that exposes what is at the core of our modern world.

WYRD SISTERS
byTerry Pratchett



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From Amazon:

Terry Pratchett’s fantasy classic WYRD SISTERS, a novel in the Discworld series, is the story of Granny Weatherwax, the most highly regarded non-leader a coven of non-social witches could ever have.

Generally, these loners don't get involved in anything, mush less royal intrigue. but then there are those times they can't help it. As Granny Weatherwax is about to discover, though, it's a lot harder to stir up trouble in the castle than some theatrical types would have you think. Even when you've got a few unexpected spells up your sleeve.

Granny Weatherwax teams with two other witches — Nanny Ogg and Margat Garlick - as an unlikely alliance to save a prince and restore him to the throne of Lancre, in a tale that borrows — or is it parodies — some of William Shakespeare's best-loved works.



THE LAST WISH
by Andrzej Sapkowski


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From Amazon:

Geralt of Rivia is a witcher. A cunning sorcerer. A merciless assassin. 

And a cold-blooded killer.

His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world. 

But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good. . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. 

For fans of the video game and the uninitiated alike, THE LAST WISH is the opening chapter of The Witcher series.

REDSHIRTS
by John Scalzi


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From Amazon:

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It's a prestige posting, with the chance to serve on "Away Missions" alongside the starship's famous senior officers.

Life couldn't be better...until Andrew begins to realize that 1) every Away Mission involves a lethal confrontation with alien forces, 2) the ship's senior officers always survive these confrontations, and 3) sadly, at least one low-ranking crew member is invariably killed. Unsurprisingly, the savvier crew members below decks avoid Away Missions at all costs.

Then Andrew stumbles on information that transforms his and his colleagues' understanding of what the starship Intrepid really is...and offers them a crazy, high-risk chance to save their own lives. 
REDSHIRTS by John Scalzi is the winner of the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

THE HOBBIT
by J.R.R. Tolkein


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A great modern classic and the prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.

THE BOOK THIEF
by Markus Zusak


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From Amazon:

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. 

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I AM THE MESSENGER, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.

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This month we're reading one of my all-time favorite books, TIGER EYES by Judy Blume. I was both excited and surprised when y'all voted it as one of your top picks in our last Book Club pick poll (there's another one of these coming soon—keep your eyes peeled!)

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From the Publisher


What does it take to recover from tragedy? This masterful Judy Blume novel has a fresh new look.


Davey Wexler has never felt so alone. Her father has just been killed—shot in a holdup at the 7-Eleven near their home. And now her mother has transplanted her and her little brother, Jason, to Los Alamos, New Mexico, to stay with family and recover.


But Davey is withdrawn, full of rage and fear and loneliness. Then one day, while exploring a canyon, she meets an older boy who calls himself Wolf. Wolf is the only one who understands her—the only one who can read her sad eyes. And he is the one who helps her realize that she must find a way to move forward with her life.


Davey is one of Judy Blume’s most hauntingly true human beings, capturing the deep ways a person can change that can’t be seen—only felt. Her story has been felt, deeply, by readers for decades.


About the Author


Judy Blume is one of the most celebrated writers of YA and children's literature. And she's also one of the most banned. So I know we're going to have a ton of fun reading this together.

And here's some Judy Blume art!

Optical Illusion by Lazulyte  Judy Blume by NiChionnaith  Are You There God? by visceral


AND THERE ARE PRIZES!


We have some hot new contemporary YA from fantastic authors to give away this month courtesy of Merit Press! The winner this month will get a copy each of HALF IN LOVE WITH DEATH by Emily Ross and IDENTITY CRISIS by Melissa Schorr!

Rosshalfinlovewithdeath by PinkyMcCoversong    Schorridentitycrisis by PinkyMcCoversong

To win prizes—and you are going to want to win these prizes—participate in the discussion, try out some of the activities, and be present in book club. It's that easy! Our top participant for the month gets the monthly prizes, and the top participant for July-December gets the prize bucket of all the prize books from the second half of the year. YAY!


LET'S GO!


Having trouble finding the book? Try your local library, and don't forget about inter-library loan (your librarian can get the book for you from another library if they don't have it). Many libraries will also order in a book at patrons' request! If you're looking to buy online, and are outside the US, BookDespository ships internationally for free!

For now this is a spoiler-free zone. But come November 15, we'll all have read up to (but not through) Chapter 19. This is on page 112 in my super old edition, but may be on a different page in yours. I CAN'T WAIT TO TALK ABOUT THIS BOOK WITH YOU, SO GET READING!


xoPinkyMcCoversong

PS, check out the book club schedule and plan ahead for future reads!

Skin by Dan Leveille
November 2015 Book Club: TIGER EYES by Judy Blume
We're reading a classic YA novel by one of our favorite authors, Judy Blume. Judy has her first brand new novel in aaaaaages out now, so we thought we'd take a look at Tiger Eyes, which was recently made into a movie and has always been one of our faves. Join us for discussion, funtimes, and prizes!

*new* PRIZES UPDATED!
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CRLiterature Book Club Journal Header by inknalcohol


This month we're reading one of my all-time favorite books, TIGER EYES by Judy Blume. I was both excited and surprised when y'all voted it as one of your top picks in our last Book Club pick poll (there's another one of these coming soon—keep your eyes peeled!)

Blumetigereyes by PinkyMcCoversong

From the Publisher


What does it take to recover from tragedy? This masterful Judy Blume novel has a fresh new look.


Davey Wexler has never felt so alone. Her father has just been killed—shot in a holdup at the 7-Eleven near their home. And now her mother has transplanted her and her little brother, Jason, to Los Alamos, New Mexico, to stay with family and recover.


But Davey is withdrawn, full of rage and fear and loneliness. Then one day, while exploring a canyon, she meets an older boy who calls himself Wolf. Wolf is the only one who understands her—the only one who can read her sad eyes. And he is the one who helps her realize that she must find a way to move forward with her life.


Davey is one of Judy Blume’s most hauntingly true human beings, capturing the deep ways a person can change that can’t be seen—only felt. Her story has been felt, deeply, by readers for decades.


About the Author


Judy Blume is one of the most celebrated writers of YA and children's literature. And she's also one of the most banned. So I know we're going to have a ton of fun reading this together.

And here's some Judy Blume art!

Optical Illusion by Lazulyte  Judy Blume by NiChionnaith  Are You There God? by visceral


AND THERE ARE PRIZES!


We have some hot new contemporary YA from fantastic authors to give away this month courtesy of Merit Press! The winner this month will get a copy each of HALF IN LOVE WITH DEATH by Emily Ross and IDENTITY CRISIS by Melissa Schorr!

Rosshalfinlovewithdeath by PinkyMcCoversong    Schorridentitycrisis by PinkyMcCoversong

To win prizes—and you are going to want to win these prizes—participate in the discussion, try out some of the activities, and be present in book club. It's that easy! Our top participant for the month gets the monthly prizes, and the top participant for July-December gets the prize bucket of all the prize books from the second half of the year. YAY!


LET'S GO!


Having trouble finding the book? Try your local library, and don't forget about inter-library loan (your librarian can get the book for you from another library if they don't have it). Many libraries will also order in a book at patrons' request! If you're looking to buy online, and are outside the US, BookDespository ships internationally for free!

For now this is a spoiler-free zone. But come November 15, we'll all have read up to (but not through) Chapter 19. This is on page 112 in my super old edition, but may be on a different page in yours. I CAN'T WAIT TO TALK ABOUT THIS BOOK WITH YOU, SO GET READING!


xoPinkyMcCoversong

PS, check out the book club schedule and plan ahead for future reads!

Skin by Dan Leveille
November 2015 Book Club: TIGER EYES by Judy Blume
We're reading a classic YA novel by one of our favorite authors, Judy Blume. Judy has her first brand new novel in aaaaaages out now, so we thought we'd take a look at Tiger Eyes, which was recently made into a movie and has always been one of our faves. Join us for discussion, funtimes, and prizes!

*new* PRIZES UPDATED!
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