I have to be creative with the names of the link posts, or else I find out that I’ve used the same name before and the URL has the number “2” at the end, and I don’t like that. So, Marvelous Links today! I’ve always liked the word marvelous.

Ahem. I ramble.  So without further ado, on to said marvelous links from around the internet.

First of all, I found this link in a variety of places. The most awesome staircase/bookcase ever ! I so want that in my house. The perfect solution to the teetering stacks of books everywhere!

Liz on A Chair, A Fireplace, and A Tea Cozy is on the Printz committee this year, and she’s got some interesting posts on how the whole thing works.

I recently discovered adbooks, an email list for discussion of YA books. Lots of very interesting stuff!

Just in case you missed it, the Cullen family has been cast in the upcoming Twilight movie. Check out pictures on Stephenie Meyer’s website! Also, the release date for Breaking Dawn, the fourth installment in the series, has been announced: 2 August 2008. I can’t wait! On May 31, a special edition of Eclipse will be released, with the first chapter and cover art for the fourth book included.

Little Willow always has great author interviews going up! She has tons of them, and you can find a full list here.

I know we have a lot of great books to look forward to, but this list of books by the 2009 Debutatntes will have you wishing it was already ’09!

I’ve also been updating my links in the sidebar quite a bit, so check those out.


Okay, just for fun, I thought I’d share a little about a few upcoming books I’d like to read. I’d also like to know what you’re looking forward to, so I don’t miss anything!

First of all, is I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert. See the awesome cover! You can read more about the book at stephaniekuehnert.com.  Here’s the summary from the website:

“A raw, edgy, emotional novel about growing up punk and living to tell.

The Clash. Social Distortion. Dead Kennedys. Patti Smith. The Ramones. Punk rock is in Emily Black’s blood. Her mother, Louisa, hit the road to follow the incendiary music scene when Emily was four months old and never came back.

Now Emily’s all grown up with a punk band of her own, determined to find the tune that will bring her mother home. Because if Louisa really is following the music, shouldn’t it lead her right back to Emily?”

I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone

Another book I’m really looking forward to (and another MTV book) is What Happens Here by Tara Altebrando. I loved her first book, The Pursuit of Happiness, and I can’t wait to read this one! It has one of my favorite things, travel! Plus romance! And Las Vegas! Where I’ve never been, but it sounds exciting. Here’s the summary:

“When Chloe’s parents decide to take her to Europe the summer before senior year of high school, she’s ecstatic… she only wishes her best friend, Lindsay, could come too. Living in Las Vegas, they have long imagined the world through casinos inspired by great cities and have vowed to travel the globe together someday. Unfortunately, Lindsay’s parents won’t agree to send her along.

So Chloe goes to Europe and sends postcards to Lindsay every day. But when she comes home, she must cope with shocking news that rips her family—and Lindsay’s—apart. And as she tries to uncover the truth about what happened, Chloe soon begins to feel that Lindsay’s brother, Noah, is the one person alive for whom she’d go to the ends of the earth…

From the acclaimed author of The Pursuit of Happiness this is a stunning new novel of friendship, love, and loss set against the dazzling dual backdrops of Europe and Las Vegas. “

I have to mention Stephenie Meyer, too. She has two books coming out in 2008. The first will be The Host, which Stephenie describes as a love triangle involving only two bodies. The second is Breaking Dawn, the latest in the Twilight Saga, which I love! I can’t wait to find out what happens to the characters.