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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lots of links to share:

A very sensible article about teens and online safety as well as a presentation

A very well-done explanation of sell-through--including why having a super high sell-through rate is actually a bad thing.

What it means when a chain skips your book

Editorial Ass has some fantastic advice about authors and public behavior

Morgan Stanley Research of Europe asked a 15 year old intern for his thoughts on teens and media -- lots of hype on this from the Financial Times to just about everyone you can think of. Leave it to Gawker to cut right to it: "The kid's report is very nice and all but it's basically full of common sense shit like teens loving cell phones, and Wiis, and big TVs, and not wanting to pay for music, and it really says more about the fund managers and CEOs who went wild for it than it does about teens. And what it says about them is: They are old, and you can hustle them, kids. Tell em about 'Sexting!'"

I've also got an ARC to give away--Bennett Madison's upcoming--and outstanding--The Blonde of The Joke. For your chance to win, just leave a comment by this Friday, July 17th at midnight telling me---hmmm. Ah, I've got it! What's your least favorite thing about summer? (Mine is how everyone wants to run around in the grass or have picnics on it and all that. (As someone who breaks out in hives if I just walk through grass, I seem to spend at least half the summer apologizing for not being able to roll around on various lawns expressing admiration for the new grass/landscaping/what-have-you. However, on the plus side, I have never mowed a lawn.))


Blogger Alicia said...

My least favorite thing about summer is 1.) the heat (weird, I know!) and 2.) having to work during the summer - which means no longer having lazy days with my sister :(

adw7984 at gmail dot com

July 14, 2009 11:28 AM  
Blogger WhatBriReads said...

My least favorite thing is actually not having anything to do. It's alright for a day or a week or two, but when you're sitting around and not really able to enjoy yourself for a month or two - it kind of makes you wish you were back in school.


July 14, 2009 11:32 AM  
Blogger Llehn said...

Least favorite thing? Having the kids around for long stretches without much sanity time!!

July 14, 2009 11:32 AM  
Blogger So Many Books, So Little Time said...

My least favourite thing about summer is knowing that I'll have to go back to school when it ends!


July 14, 2009 12:01 PM  
Blogger Brigita said...

Least favorite thing about summer is definitely that everyone else seems to be on vacation while I work. You can never reach anyone in their office. :)

July 14, 2009 12:02 PM  
Blogger Janssen said...

Least favorite part of summer is having almost nothing to wear because it's so hot and I own mostly pants.

July 14, 2009 1:28 PM  
Blogger Megg said...

My least favirote thing about summer would be...hmmm...I guess it would be the heat (I like the cold so much better! Plus, redhead. Need I say more?)and that I barely see my friends because of summer jobs and vactions (This summer its especially bad.)

Also tourests. I live near the beach and it gets really crowded down here. And our gas prices are sky rocketing.

July 14, 2009 2:19 PM  
Blogger Ann Diana Dinh, said...

My least favorite thing is too much heat, sometimes being really bored, and summer homework...


July 14, 2009 2:37 PM  
Blogger runningforfiction said...

my least favorite thing about summer is the fact that, in New England, we have this humid, sticky heat. i love rain. but, once the rain's gone, the air is so thick and it's just unbelievably annoying.

runningforamsterdam at hotmail dot com

July 14, 2009 3:14 PM  
Blogger Cayla said...

My least favoite thing about summer is the humidity (I live in Florida). It's terrible.


July 14, 2009 4:01 PM  
Blogger pepsivanilla said...

Bug bites! Bugs love me, and when I get bitten on my legs I get marks that stay there for years. Seriously, years. My mom even took me to a doctor for it. I think it's just because I'm so pale :\


July 14, 2009 4:40 PM  
Blogger Diana Dang said...

Nothing is worse than summer school!

July 14, 2009 5:19 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

My least favorite thing about summer is that... I don't have one. you've got me--i homeschool and i don't have a "summer." i get a few weeks off of school in June (when i work @ the family buisness), but other than that i don't have one. which stinks on ice.

if i had a summer...
my least favorite thing would be mosquitoes and bugs. seriously, we have mosquitoes all OVER our yard... ewwwwww...

July 14, 2009 5:40 PM  
Blogger Meredith said...

My least favorite thing about summer is when the A/C goes out-either in the car or the house, then the power goes out and you have no access to a pool. It especially sucks in AZ, because it got up to 115 the other day and the power went out at our house. I was at the movie theater, though; so all was good.

~Meredith F.
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

July 14, 2009 5:41 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

My least favorite thing about THIS summer is the crappy weather we've been getting in the northeast. Rain, every day! It's depressing!

July 14, 2009 5:49 PM  

What's your least favorite thing about summer?

The heat!! I hate when it's so hot and my make up gets freaked up from the sweat...why do I have to sweat so damn much lol...anywho, great giveaway!! ;P


July 14, 2009 5:55 PM  
Blogger Summer said...

Least fave thing about summer? Bugs. That's easy. God, I hate bugs and they fly around and I hate them. Did I mention that I HATE BUGS!

July 14, 2009 6:24 PM  
OpenID moonkeygirl101 said...

My least favorite part about summer is when i don't havea anything to do i just sit there bored out of my mind and it really makes me wish there was still skool cause there is very little social interaction between me and my friends in the summer


July 14, 2009 6:54 PM  
OpenID biblauragraphy said...

Humidity makes me very very unhappy. Very unhappy.


July 14, 2009 8:59 PM  
Blogger Share You Sweet Tread said...

I would have to say that the telivison all your show that you like go off and you have to waite for the next seaseon and upcoming new show*vampire Diares*on the CW
and were stuck with show like I survived a japanese game show and the Bachler cant waite for september :)

July 14, 2009 9:14 PM  
Blogger barbrafl said...

My least favorite thing about summer? Trying to find a summer job in order to keep income during the summer so that I can actually hang out and go shopping and have fun :|

barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

July 14, 2009 10:53 PM  
Blogger Thao said...

My least favorite thing of the summer is the free time. I know it's ironic but sometimes I just don't have anything to do and sitting there watching time go by drives me crazy.

July 15, 2009 12:31 AM  
OpenID violetcrush said...

Thanks for the links.

The thing I hate the most about summer is the heat obviously :) sometimes its so hot you cannot move out of house without risking a heat stroke. But I would tolerate that bcoz summer also brings mangoes :)

July 15, 2009 1:34 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

I hate the sticky, humid heat of summer in Melbourne, Australia.

The dry heat of Alice Springs, Australia - where I used to live - was great!

I also hate how, due to the heat, everything feels like such a trial. too long, too hot, too much effort!

but luckly for me it's winter right now in Melbourne! Although I don't like the excessive cold either....can't make me happy! :P

July 15, 2009 6:33 AM  
Blogger Sylvia said...

Oh I've got the perfect answer to that question, although it may not apply to most people. I'm in college right now and it is fun. The only problem is that during summer, we have classes, yes, during summer - the time when everyone's supposed to be relaxing. I feel awful everyday I wake up and realize, "There's a class today". Totally ruins my day right there and then:|


July 15, 2009 8:51 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Mosquitos and blackflies!!! I despise them! Yet they love me, blackflies especially, because of my thick hair. They know how to ruin a good walk, a good camping trip, a good day at the park, just about everything!

melacan at hotmail dot com

July 15, 2009 9:10 AM  
Blogger Brittany said...

My least favorite thing about summer . . .
so hard to find something I don't like about summer . . .
I guess it would be that it gets too hot in eastern North Carolina to drive with the windows rolled down during the majority of the day.

July 15, 2009 10:13 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

My least favorite thing about summer...hmmm...I would say the heat (of course) and also the humidity. It is so humid here. My hair never does right in the summer.

July 15, 2009 11:59 AM  
Blogger dreaming days away said...

My least favorite thing about summer is that fact that I'm not a kid anymore, so now I have a job and responsibilities so no lazy,fun summers.

faithfulbrowneyes at yahoo.com

July 15, 2009 1:31 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I could go on and on about my fave thing (the 4th of july), but my least fave thing is CHORES! uhg, I hate them. Meine mutti thinks that just because I'm out of school, I have to spend my entire day doing housework. Plus my little sister is hard to handle when she's around 24/7 In fact, she's hard to handle for 2 minutes ;)

July 15, 2009 10:07 PM  
OpenID adriennelizbth08 said...

My least favorite thing of summer would be that my birthday is at the end of summer so I'm the youngest, not old enough to get a job, and it seems like everyone has their license/permit before me.

July 15, 2009 11:55 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

My least favorite part of summer is definately the MOSQUITOS!!! I hate hate hate them.

:) Erica

July 17, 2009 3:01 AM  
Blogger Dita said...

My least favorite thing about summer 1. the strength of the sun,I'm only part Irish but I immediately turn to a crisp 2. the bugs because I'm allergic to different kinds of bug bites.

July 17, 2009 10:23 AM  
Blogger teenybits said...

My least favorite thing about summer is....you have more things to do. More homework. More chores. It makes you wish you had school.


July 17, 2009 11:14 AM  
Blogger Paradox said...

My least favorite things about summer:
- Mosquitos!
- Extreme heat + humidity

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

July 17, 2009 9:51 PM  
Blogger Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

My least favorite thing about summer isn't the heat - it's the humidity! I've lived in Missouri my whole life and I will never get use to the 110 heat index!

Oh, and the bugs. I'm allergic to mosquitos and the bites swell up on me and get fevers. It sucks.


July 17, 2009 10:08 PM  

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