Fun with Authors at Quail Ridge Books

Em and I knew our evening was off to a great start when we ended up at the same restaurant as the authors we were later seeing (and the food was good, too). Even better was when the waiter, who had supposedly noticed that all we talked about were books, asked us if we were […]

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Who would YOU ship Adelina with, or meeting Marie Lu

I-40 during Rush Hour is practically guaranteed to put me in a bad mood. It’s not totally clogged, or at least not enough to make it reasonable to find another route. It’s just…slow-moving, to the point of painful. Even at 6:00, on my way to an event at Quail Ridge books at 7, it’s slow […]

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Two Authors and a Bookstore, or my chance to meet Sabaa Tahir and Renee Ahdieh

I was in a no-good, very bad mood Tuesday afternoon. I had missed the bus back from class that would have made me early, and the bus that would have at least gotten me back to my apartment on time didn’t show up. (I have a suspicion that the transport system is designed to defeat […]

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A very happy New YeArs to you!

Hello, dear readers! We at BibliobibuliYA wish you a very happy New Years, and many profound thanks for the love you’ve shown us. It’s been less than a year since we started this little project up, but we have been touched by all of the support you’ve given (especially those of you who aren’t related […]

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YALLfest Do’s and Don’ts, or tips from Emily and Rosi

Hello, dear readers! In anticipation of YALLfest, which is in a week from now, Emily and I have decided to share some tips we’ve learned from two (one) year(s) of going, and also some common-sense ideas which we try to apply to our own trip. Hopefully these help, or at least infuse you with deep, […]

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The Debut of Story Time Friday–Scary Story Edition

Hello, faithful readers! We keep up with this blog because we love stories, and you presumably read our blog because you also love stories–funny how that works, isn’t it? And, because October is generally seen as kind of a creepy month, stories just abound. It’s a time when we can pretend that the supernatural elements […]

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Celebrations

Here is a story. Once upon a time, there were two girls goofing off during AP History. I mean, they weren’t supposed to be goofing off, but it was ridiculously easy when thirty kids were literally crammed into the classroom–oh, and on top of that, this was the first year of the Laptops. They gave […]

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Looking Ahead to YALLfest

So, maybe you don’t know about YALLfest. It’s nothing to be ashamed about–I didn’t either, up until about this time two years ago. However, if you don’t know, this is the perfect time to look it up and then plan to go down to Charleston November 13-14. If you haven’t guessed, that’s where Emily, myself […]

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Coming Home, or In Praise Of The Physical

I love my iPad for so many, many reasons, one of which being that I can have an entire library of kindle books in a few measly pounds of electronic device. Especially since one of my goals in life is to travel, it’s a blessing–I can read my favorite books, wherever I am. I wouldn’t […]

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Cover Snobbery or how I judge a book by its cover and I’m not ashamed to admit it

So, I am a Cover Snob. The only thing I love more than being surrounded by a bunch of books? Being surrounded by books with absolutely amazing covers. The YA community seems to be blessed in this aspect. Covers are, more than not, artistic and capture the theme of the book. However, there are also […]

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A Small Demonstration of How We Think, or our first book discussion

This entire blog has been the product of long discussions between Emily and myself–it should, then, be of no surprise that at some point we’d grant you a glimpse of how we work. Or talk, really. So, as soon as we had decided on the idea of Series Weeks, it followed that there should be […]

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