Sunday, May 30, 2010
Catching up on fav. authors
Ok, so you know I'm not feeling too hot when I spend an entire Sunday (even though it's pissing rain) laying about the couch with my laptop & jumping from one blog and website to another. But, and here's the upside...it gave me the chance to catch up on a few of my fav authors. Take David Levithan for example. Not only does this guy write awesome books like Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (with the equally talented Rachel Cohn), The Realm of Possibility and Boy Meets Boy (this one is so good...on second thought, they're all so damn good) but he's also the founding editor of Push Imprint for Scholastic, a press dedicated to finding new authors and new voices who "tell it like is is" (featuring writers like Markus Zusak for example). Of course the guy couldn't stop there and leave us poor shame-faced, inadequate, creative types to wallow in his well-earned glory. Noooo. He had to go and come up with more of his genius collaborations, this time with another fav author, John Green of An Abundance of Katherines fame. The book they collaborated on, Will Grayson, Will Grayson will be joining my precarious "to read pile" just as soon as I'm well enough to get off this couch and hit one of several local independent book stores I'm lucky enough to live near. In the meantime, you may want to check out this interview in Out with two of this decades great YA writers.