Thursday, 17 September 2009

International YA Blogger Celebration: Alea from the USA

Name: Alea (also know as mint910 a few places like twitter.)
Country: The United States
Blog: Pop Culture Junkie

Your Favourite YA title: Willow by Julia Hoban I read Willow more than 8 months ago but it's still stuck with me!
Favourite New Find: Same Difference by Siobhan Vivian
Bookstore of Choice: Borders! They have the best membership program, it's free to join and you get money back after spending a certain amount. You can't beat that!
Author blog you are most likely to be found stalking: I think I read Beth Kephart's blog most often!

Book Blogging from the USA
Best thing about being from The United States:

Access to a great number of books and for a cheap price. Talking to people from other countries about the book situation shows me just how lucky we are here!

What is the state of YA literature in the USA?
There is a whole lot of it, which I can't say the same for when I was a teen. That's probably why I'm reading it now because the selection is so wide, something for everyone. Sadly some books get the spotlight and others are hidden on the shelves or not even on the shelves at all. That's what I like about the blogosphere, I find out about a lot of books I may have not know about otherwise.

How accessible are international YA titles in the USA:
That I'm not sure of. I've been pointed to a few websites to use if trying to get an International YA title but for the most part I haven't tried because I am lazy.

Authors that you would recommend:
Julia Hoban (Willow), Sarah MacLean (The Season), Jennifer Echols (Going Too Far), Melissa Walker (Lovestruck Summer) because they wrote my favorite books of 2009!

Most popular YA author in the USA:
Right now I would have to say Suzanne Collins.

Best thing about YA blogging:
Making a connection with others about books, it's so important to be able to share the things you love with other people!

YA blogs that you would recommend from the USA:
Not so fast, I cannot pick!

Thanks so much Alea, arguably the best community builder in YA! Tomorrow we are travelling to the Germanic shores to visit American YA blogger, Lenore, by way of Germany!

International YA Blogger Celebration posts:

Marjolein from The Netherlands
Rhiannon from Melbourne, Australia
Silvia from Ripollet, Spain
and more to come each day...


RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Thank you for having Alea on your site. I hadn't heard of her or her site before.
Now I Follow her on Twitter & subscribed to her blog via Google Reader.
Thank you Alea for sharing.
This was a great post.
All the best,

Alea said...

Thank you for having me Adele! I'm so excited that my drawing is positioned near your header hehe, I'm such a dork!

Melissa Walker said...

Alea rules! And so does Adele.