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Not Your Mother's Book Club is a YA literary salon in San Francisco. This is our blog, where we post news, reviews, contests and author interviews.
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1. New Location for Blog

Hey guys -- I know this LJ has fallen into disuse. Due to popular demand, the NYMBC blog has moved!

Visit our new digs. Comment if you like it, and let me know what you'd like to see there!

You can keep us on your f'list by adding: [info]nymbc

Thanks for all your support.

xo Jenn

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2. New Location for Blog

Hey guys -- I know this LJ has fallen into disuse. Due to popular demand, the NYMBC blog has moved!

Visit our new digs. Comment if you like it, and let me know what you'd like to see there!

You can keep us on your f'list by adding: [info]nymbc

Thanks for all your support.

xo Jenn

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3. Meet Maggie Stiefvater

MEET MAGGIE STIEFVATER
Sat 7/[email protected] 4:00 pm
$20 includes price of book, entry to event, dessert + special prizes

Book can be picked up the release date of July 20 or at the event!

Not Your Mother's Book Club's fave werewolf book, SHIVER, finally has the sequel we've been waiting for. Come celebrate the release of the amazing LINGER by Maggie Stiefvater.

It's a deliciously cool private party at Blush in Burlingame

Cost of the ticket will get you a copy of LINGER, a cool treat, and access to lots of special prizes. This event is for ticket-holders only and IS NOT open to the public, so please reserve your spot today (650)685-4911

Tickets will be mailed or available for pick-up at Books Inc. in Burlingame Only. Need more info? Email Jenn: NYMBC at booksinc.net


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4. Meet Maggie Stiefvater

MEET MAGGIE STIEFVATER
Sat 7/[email protected] 4:00 pm
$20 includes price of book, entry to event, dessert + special prizes

Book can be picked up the release date of July 20 or at the event!

Not Your Mother's Book Club's fave werewolf book, SHIVER, finally has the sequel we've been waiting for. Come celebrate the release of the amazing LINGER by Maggie Stiefvater.

It's a deliciously cool private party at Blush in Burlingame

Cost of the ticket will get you a copy of LINGER, a cool treat, and access to lots of special prizes. This event is for ticket-holders only and IS NOT open to the public, so please reserve your spot today (650)685-4911

Tickets will be mailed or available for pick-up at Books Inc. in Burlingame Only. Need more info? Email Jenn: NYMBC at booksinc.net


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5. More SBBT!

Wow, another huge lineup of interview goodness from throughout the blogosphere.

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6. More SBBT!

Wow, another huge lineup of interview goodness from throughout the blogosphere.

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7. SBBT Day Two

I can't read all of these this morning because I am off to a full day of school visits and a nighttime event with the Awesome CORY DOCTOROW! So excited. So bleary-eyed. But I do hope you will read the sure-to-be inspiring interviews here, and I'll catch up tonight. Enjoy! ;)

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8. SBBT Day Two

I can't read all of these this morning because I am off to a full day of school visits and a nighttime event with the Awesome CORY DOCTOROW! So excited. So bleary-eyed. But I do hope you will read the sure-to-be inspiring interviews here, and I'll catch up tonight. Enjoy! ;)

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9. Spring Blog Blast Tour Day One

Here are some amazing interviews with kids & YA writers across the blogosphere - stay tuned all week for more!

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10. Spring Blog Blast Tour Day One

Here are some amazing interviews with kids & YA writers across the blogosphere - stay tuned all week for more!

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11. recaps and nextups

Last Monday was our Not Your Mother's Book Club event with John Green & David Levithan, in celebration of their new book WILL GRAYSON WILL GRAYSON. C'est Madness!


HOLY WOW was it big. Here's the deal with cramming this many people into a small space. It's hot. Hot, like JUNGLE hot. But the boys did well and signed about a thousand books and everyone was very exhausted and happy at the end of it all. Well, by "everyone" I mean, I was exhausted and happy and I think everyone else was too.

Heidi R. Kling, Bloggiste extraordinaire and author of the upcoming SEA, has a great recap of the event with loads of pictures posted, go check it out. (She even has a real camera with a zoom lens and all, much better than my craptastic phone cam.)

Last night was our first ever Not Your Mother's Book Club Berkeley event, with PIZZA, and authors CJ Omololu, Susane Colasanti, Michael Grant, Jenny Han & Beth Fantaskey. They were all so super-nice and really inspirational, and of course the one picture I took during the event came out blurry like a madman, so... the adorable Cynthia has blogged about it with good pix. It was her very first author event and she handled herself like a champ. Brava!

Now... as to what is coming up next, mark these on your calendars:

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12. recaps and nextups

Last Monday was our Not Your Mother's Book Club event with John Green & David Levithan, in celebration of their new book WILL GRAYSON WILL GRAYSON. C'est Madness!


HOLY WOW was it big. Here's the deal with cramming this many people into a small space. It's hot. Hot, like JUNGLE hot. But the boys did well and signed about a thousand books and everyone was very exhausted and happy at the end of it all. Well, by "everyone" I mean, I was exhausted and happy and I think everyone else was too.

Heidi R. Kling, Bloggiste extraordinaire and author of the upcoming SEA, has a great recap of the event with loads of pictures posted, go check it out. (She even has a real camera with a zoom lens and all, much better than my craptastic phone cam.)

Last night was our first ever Not Your Mother's Book Club Berkeley event, with PIZZA, and authors CJ Omololu, Susane Colasanti, Michael Grant, Jenny Han & Beth Fantaskey. They were all so super-nice and really inspirational, and of course the one picture I took during the event came out blurry like a madman, so... the adorable Cynthia has blogged about it with good pix. It was her very first author event and she handled herself like a champ. Brava!

Now... as to what is coming up next, mark these on your calendars:

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13. Awesome event 4/26

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14. Awesome event 4/26

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15. NYMBC Winter/Spring events, so far!



FEB 11
Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Bleeding Hearts Ball featuring Carrie Jones (NEED) and Alyxandra Harvey (HEARTS AT STAKE) Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 7pm

FEB 25
BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl will visit Books Inc. Palo Alto, 7pm

MARCH 13
A special launch party for debut author Jandy Nelson (THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE) Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 6:30pm

MARCH 24
Carrie Ryan does the Zombie for her new book THE DEAD-TOSSED WAVES at Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 7pm.

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16. NYMBC Winter/Spring events, so far!



FEB 11
Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Bleeding Hearts Ball featuring Carrie Jones (NEED) and Alyxandra Harvey (HEARTS AT STAKE) Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 7pm

FEB 25
BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl will visit Books Inc. Palo Alto, 7pm

MARCH 13
A special launch party for debut author Jandy Nelson (THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE) Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 6:30pm

MARCH 24
Carrie Ryan does the Zombie for her new book THE DEAD-TOSSED WAVES at Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 7pm.

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17. HUGE event tomorrow night!

Friday November 13, 7pm
NYMBC Fall Book Bash


Not Your Mother's Book Club is proud to present an amazing lineup of guests: National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr (Story of a Girl, Once Was Lost), Barry Lyga (Boy Toy, Goth Girl Rising), Andrew Smith (Ghost Medicine, In the Path of Falling Objects), and debut novelists LK Madigan (Flash Burnout) and Allen Zadoff (Food, Girls and other things I Can't Have). It is a book-lover's paradise at the biggest NYMBC blowout yet!

Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Ave, SF
415-776-1111



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18. MASSIVE list of Indie Bookstore YA faves...

Four times a year, children's and YA booksellers from across the country nominate and vote on their fave brand-new books. The resulting list is distributed to bookstores all over the country, so it is pretty awesome to be on it. The Winter IndieNext YA picks are...

1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
(Delacorte Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780385737944)
"James Dashner's The Maze Runner is a fast-paced, disorienting, and frighteningly adventurous story, one that any fan of The Hunger Games or Lord of the Flies is sure to love." --Kyla Paterno, Garfield Book Company at PLU, Tacoma, WA

2. Fire by Kristin Cashore
(Dial Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780803734616)
"If Kristin Cashore's Graceling was a jewel, Fire is a treasure trove. In this fast-paced fantasy, we remain in the same mythical kingdom but, this time, with a host of new characters, who are marvelous in their complexity and variety. There is plenty of action, a mystery or two, and intrigue galore." --Jennie Turner-Collins, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH

3. Fallen by Lauren Kate
(Delacorte Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780385738934)
"Angels, both good and bad, are among us! Fallen is romantic, dark, thrilling and, at the same time, puts a new twist on immortality. So take wing with exciting romance and adventure and take a break from immortals who want your blood!" --Becky Anderson, Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL

4. Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16, 9780547194899)
"When he takes a picture of a street person who has passed out for his photography class, class clown Blake expects an 'A.' He doesn't expect that he'll soon be ditching his girlfriend to prowl skid row, or conducting midnight corpse-checks at the morgue to track down his best friend's long-lost mom. This authentic (and surprisingly funny) debut novel is the story of a crash course in what it means to be a boyfriend, and a friend, and a man." --Jennifer Laughran, Books Inc., San Francisco, CA

5. Liar by Justine Larbalestier
(Bloomsbury USA Children's Books, $16.99, 9781599903057)
"Ever since Micah began high school, she has layered falsehood upon falsehood. And even though the entire school knows she isn't trustworthy, Micah somehow continues to dupe them. But when her boyfriend is brutally murdered, Micah must come to terms with the truth in all its horror. In this intriguing novel, readers must decide if Micah is what she says, or if she is simply spinning herself deeper into a web of lies." --Megan Graves, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
(Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, $17.99, 9781416989417)
"Nora doesn't know much about Patch but he seems to know who she is and what she needs. He is mysterious and dangerous, yet when events in her life spin out of control it's Patch she turns to again and again. A beautiful, sophisticated teen novel sure to appeal to a large audience." --Holly Frakes, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI

Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
(HarperTeen, $17.99, 9780061490002)
"Rampant is the perfect book for teen readers who are sick of vampires. Meet Astrid, a descendent of some butt-kicking unicorn hunters. Who knew unicorns could be bloodthirsty human killers? Diana Peterfreund takes you on a wild ride filled with action, history, and even a little romance! Check it out." --Summer Moser, Summer's Stories, Kendallville, IN

Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? by Louise Rennison
(HarperTeen, $16.99, 9780061459351)
"The final installment in Louise Rennison's delightfully hilarious Georgia Nicolson series is every bit as entertaining as her earlier books. Whether she's being mystified and embarrassed by the adults in her life, getting into trouble at school with the Ace Gang, or trying to decide between hunky Italian singer Massimo and local boy Dave the Laugh, Georgia is an

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19. HUGE event tomorrow night!

Friday November 13, 7pm
NYMBC Fall Book Bash


Not Your Mother's Book Club is proud to present an amazing lineup of guests: National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr (Story of a Girl, Once Was Lost), Barry Lyga (Boy Toy, Goth Girl Rising), Andrew Smith (Ghost Medicine, In the Path of Falling Objects), and debut novelists LK Madigan (Flash Burnout) and Allen Zadoff (Food, Girls and other things I Can't Have). It is a book-lover's paradise at the biggest NYMBC blowout yet!

Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Ave, SF
415-776-1111



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20. MASSIVE list of Indie Bookstore YA faves...

Four times a year, children's and YA booksellers from across the country nominate and vote on their fave brand-new books. The resulting list is distributed to bookstores all over the country, so it is pretty awesome to be on it. The Winter IndieNext YA picks are...

1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
(Delacorte Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780385737944)
"James Dashner's The Maze Runner is a fast-paced, disorienting, and frighteningly adventurous story, one that any fan of The Hunger Games or Lord of the Flies is sure to love." --Kyla Paterno, Garfield Book Company at PLU, Tacoma, WA

2. Fire by Kristin Cashore
(Dial Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780803734616)
"If Kristin Cashore's Graceling was a jewel, Fire is a treasure trove. In this fast-paced fantasy, we remain in the same mythical kingdom but, this time, with a host of new characters, who are marvelous in their complexity and variety. There is plenty of action, a mystery or two, and intrigue galore." --Jennie Turner-Collins, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH

3. Fallen by Lauren Kate
(Delacorte Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780385738934)
"Angels, both good and bad, are among us! Fallen is romantic, dark, thrilling and, at the same time, puts a new twist on immortality. So take wing with exciting romance and adventure and take a break from immortals who want your blood!" --Becky Anderson, Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL

4. Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16, 9780547194899)
"When he takes a picture of a street person who has passed out for his photography class, class clown Blake expects an 'A.' He doesn't expect that he'll soon be ditching his girlfriend to prowl skid row, or conducting midnight corpse-checks at the morgue to track down his best friend's long-lost mom. This authentic (and surprisingly funny) debut novel is the story of a crash course in what it means to be a boyfriend, and a friend, and a man." --Jennifer Laughran, Books Inc., San Francisco, CA

5. Liar by Justine Larbalestier
(Bloomsbury USA Children's Books, $16.99, 9781599903057)
"Ever since Micah began high school, she has layered falsehood upon falsehood. And even though the entire school knows she isn't trustworthy, Micah somehow continues to dupe them. But when her boyfriend is brutally murdered, Micah must come to terms with the truth in all its horror. In this intriguing novel, readers must decide if Micah is what she says, or if she is simply spinning herself deeper into a web of lies." --Megan Graves, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
(Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, $17.99, 9781416989417)
"Nora doesn't know much about Patch but he seems to know who she is and what she needs. He is mysterious and dangerous, yet when events in her life spin out of control it's Patch she turns to again and again. A beautiful, sophisticated teen novel sure to appeal to a large audience." --Holly Frakes, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI

Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
(HarperTeen, $17.99, 9780061490002)
"Rampant is the perfect book for teen readers who are sick of vampires. Meet Astrid, a descendent of some butt-kicking unicorn hunters. Who knew unicorns could be bloodthirsty human killers? Diana Peterfreund takes you on a wild ride filled with action, history, and even a little romance! Check it out." --Summer Moser, Summer's Stories, Kendallville, IN

Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? by Louise Rennison
(HarperTeen, $16.99, 9780061459351)
"The final installment in Louise Rennison's delightfully hilarious Georgia Nicolson series is every bit as entertaining as her earlier books. Whether she's being mystified and embarrassed by the adults in her life, getting into trouble at school with the Ace Gang, or trying to decide between hunky Italian singer Massimo and local boy Dave the Laugh, Georgia is an

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21. Halloween!

Don't forget, Tomorrow night (Friday) is the HOUSE OF NIGHT event at 7pm, Books Inc. Palo Alto. We are cooking up a lot of fun stuff, don't miss it!

(There will be an adult and teen division for the costume contest - so dress up!)

JL

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22. Halloween!

Don't forget, Tomorrow night (Friday) is the HOUSE OF NIGHT event at 7pm, Books Inc. Palo Alto. We are cooking up a lot of fun stuff, don't miss it!

(There will be an adult and teen division for the costume contest - so dress up!)

JL

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23. More event pimpage

I feel like I am constantly just telling you about events. Sorry about that -- I guess it is cause we are having so darn many of them.

10/16 5:30pm-7pm
Tom Dolby Pre-Teenquake Reception
Books Inc. Opera Plaza

Local author Tom Dolby will be on hand for a reception to launch his newest book SECRET SOCIETY. Then at 7:00, the under-18 crowd can join Tom and friends for the very awesome TeenQuake at the SF Public Library.

10/30 7pm
Not Your Mother's Halloween Ball
Books Inc. Palo Alto

PC and Kristin Cast, authors of the bestselling HOUSE OF NIGHT series, will be celebrating Halloween NYMBC-style. It will be mystery, mayhem... and snacks.

This event is free with the purchase of any HOUSE OF NIGHT book. Costumes not required, but encouraged and rewarded, so brush off those bat wings!

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24. More event pimpage

I feel like I am constantly just telling you about events. Sorry about that -- I guess it is cause we are having so darn many of them.

10/16 5:30pm-7pm
Tom Dolby Pre-Teenquake Reception
Books Inc. Opera Plaza

Local author Tom Dolby will be on hand for a reception to launch his newest book SECRET SOCIETY. Then at 7:00, the under-18 crowd can join Tom and friends for the very awesome TeenQuake at the SF Public Library.

10/30 7pm
Not Your Mother's Halloween Ball
Books Inc. Palo Alto

PC and Kristin Cast, authors of the bestselling HOUSE OF NIGHT series, will be celebrating Halloween NYMBC-style. It will be mystery, mayhem... and snacks.

This event is free with the purchase of any HOUSE OF NIGHT book. Costumes not required, but encouraged and rewarded, so brush off those bat wings!

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25. TONIGHT! Kristin Cashore!

We at NYMBC headquarters are sooo excited because tonight --

TONIGHT --

at 7pm at Books Inc. in Palo Alto...

Live, in person...



OMGSQUEEEEEE


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