Sunday 2 August 2009

Persnickety Snark July Wrap Up

It's been a tremendously fun month. I have been having more review requests from US authors, have interviewed up a storm for August, been invited to serve on the Inky's judging panel, lived vicariously through the numerous people attending ALA and renewed my The Cutting Edge obsession with scary intensity.

Statistics time - I have 165 followers, 237 subscribers and 180+ unique visitors a day. Not bad for someone who doesn't hold competitions :)

My reviews really fell off the bandwagon this month, only 12. That being said I covered several genres, some older publications, a number of Australian titles and renewed my faith in faery novels.

Review - Princess Ben / Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Review - Raw Blue / Kirsty Eagar *
Review - The Book of Luke / Jenny O'Connell
Review - Suite Scarlett / Maureen Johnson
Review - Beastly / Alex Flinn
Review - Pink / Lili Wilkinson *
Review - Saltwater Moons / Julie Gittus *
Review - Knife / RJ Anderson
Review - After / Sue Lawson *
Review - The Demon's Lexicon / Sarah Rees Brennan
Review - Lovestruck Summer / Melissa Walker
Review - Beautiful Creatures / Kami Garcia & Marga...

Big News:
Call me Judge Snark...seriously!

Discussion Posts:
Teens on TV: I like 'em real
The Problem with Sequels...

In August:
The Inkys will be launched on the 20th of August, hurrah! My reviews will again be less frequent due to reading the Inky's longlist but I am hoping to post more discussion posts, so if you want to hear my take on anything just post it in the comments section. I will be posting my thoughts on the most realistic teens in movies this week as a follow up to my thoughts on teen realism in television.

This week you will see Michelle Zink as the subject of my Author Spotlight as Prophecy of the Sisters is released today.

Other interviews: Australian author Kirsty Murray, Lisa Mantchev, Lisa Ann Sandell and maybe more.

Reviews: Into the Wild Nerd Yonder, The Eternal Kiss and Beige.

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