Blog: Between the Lines
Your favourite YA title: So far, Epitaph Road by David Patneaude.
Favourite New Find: A tie between In A Heartbeat by Loretta Ellsworth and Sing Me To Sleep by Angela Morrison
Bookstore of Choice: ETC
Author blog you are most likely to be found stalking: Heidi Kling's!
Book Blogging from Bangladesh:
Best thing about being from Bangladesh:
Well, we are a very close-knit community over here, which you could say is a good thing.
What is the state of YA literature in Bangladesh?
Pretty bad, actually. Literature here is very adult-centric or kindergartener-centric.
How accessible are international YA titles in Bangladesh: Not very accessible. There are only a few Meg Cabot's or Stephenie Meyer's adorning bookstore shelves. Ordering is an option, but heck, they take 5000-6000 bucks for each order placed:\ So we all have to depend on relatives occasionally going to the US, and for us YA reviewers, the mercy of publishers. It's downright sad when you look at my busmates hounding over the YA book I carried to school like predators:P
Authors that you would recommend:
Alicia Thompson. Very quirky and fun-filled writing style. And she shows a lot of promise.
Most popular YA author in Bangladesh:
Stephenie Meyer/Meg Cabot. Refer to the accessibility question.
Best thing about YA blogging:
Connecting to other YA bloggers and YA authors. It's such a friendly community!
YA blogs that you would recommend from your Bangladesh:
I think I'm the sole national representative, sadly
Thanks so much Prohi, what a richly diverse place this blogosphere is! Tomorrow stay tuned for the wonder from Down Under, Steph Bowe.
International YA Blogger Celebration posts:
Marjolein from The Netherlands
Rhiannon from Melbourne, Australia
Silvia from Ripollet, Spain
Thao from Vietnam
Jo from London, UK
Lauren and Alex from Canada
and more to come each day...