CYAPodcast – Page 25 – Read. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.

Guys Read: Funny Business, or, Prison Ages You

Guys Read: Funny Business ed by Jon Scieszka

edited by Jon Scieszka, Guys Read – author website, boys literacy program website

Roll Call Question: What book have you read the most times in your life?

Cathie Sue: But Not the Hippotomas, Go Dog Go, Caddie Woodlawn, Gone with the Wind

Emily: Good Night Moon, Monster at the End of the Book, The Giant Jam Sandwich, The Hobbit, Weetzie Bat

Karl: Phantom Tollbooth, The Dark is Rising series

Adrienne: My Book About Me, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Christine

Topic: ALA Youth Media Awards 2011; ALSC, YALSA

Recommendations:

Emily
Nova Science Now hosted by Neil Degrasse Tyson

Cathie Sue
TV Shut off for a week

Karl
Lost by Jacqueline Davies
Silk by Caitlain Kiernan

Adrienne
Modern Family
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Bradley Cooper

Last Words:
Maureen Johnson at Metropolitan Library System Libraries, April 5 – 7, 2011 (Facebook)
Gene Luen Yang at Tulsa City County Library System Libraries

Upcoming Books:

6 picture books selected by Cathie Sue and Jenny

  • Banana! by Ed Vere
  • Stalling by Alan Katz
  • Two Dumb Ducks by Maxwell Eaton
  • Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton
  • Big Rig Bugs by Kurt Cyrus
  • Phileas’ Fortune by Lestrade and Thirteen Words by Lemony Snicket

As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins

Grim Legacy by Polly Shulman

Mockingbirds or, Tweet, Tweet

Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney (author’s website)

Topic: Reader’s Advisory in the stacks when the kid want’s the book NOW!

It’s All About Text Appeal: Want readers’ advisory to make a difference? Teach your kids how to speak intelligently about books.”  Nesi, Olgai. School Library Journal, August 1, 2010.

Recommendations

Emily
Treehouse Cottages in Eureka Springs, AR

Karl
Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks and Good Food by Brian Talbot
Alice in Sunderland by Bryan Talbot (author’s website)

Adrienne
Moleskine Journals

Last Words
Karl says: Create Something Everyday– Do. Create. Live.
Adrienne says: We re-recorded Ninth Ward and Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June. We decided to move forward.

We really enjoyed Ninth Ward and for an adult author writing her first children’s book, it was a good job well done.

As for Secrets, Emily enjoyed it more than the rest of us, although we could all relate to the sibling relationship and the arguing.

Upcoming Books
Guys Read: Funny Business ed. by Jon Scieskza
6 picture books selected by Cathie Sue and Jenny

  • Banana! by Ed Vere
  • Stalling by Alan Katz
  • Two Dumb Ducks by Maxwell Eaton
  • Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton
  • Big Rig Bugs by Kurt Cyrus
  • Phileas’ Fortune by Lestrade and Thirteen Words by Lemony Snicket

As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins


You or, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad Boys

You by Charles Benoit

You by Charles Benoit – Author’s website

Topic: Our Favorite Books This Year and Spoiling the Printz and Newbery Awards

Recommendations
Karl
:
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas by Tom Robbins
Creepshow (film)  – based on a book by Stephen King

Emily:
Adopt a Shelter Pet
Adopt a Greyhound and Hounds of the Heartland (Central Oklahoma)

Cathie Sue:
Geekologie – “Why You Little Slytherin” game
Romantic Times Book Review

Adrienne:
Cooking Around the World
Flavors of Morocco by Ghillie Basan
Cuisines of Mexico by Diana Kennedy; NPR Story, October 4, 2010
I Know How to Cook by Ginette Mathiot
Global Table Adventures – blog

Upcoming Books:

Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
Guys Read Funny Business edited by Jon Scieszka
6 children’s books – selected by Cathie Sue and Jenny

Space Between Trees or, River’s Edge Revisited

Space Between Trees by Katie Williams

Space Between Trees by Katie Williams – Author website

Topic

Weeding – Texas CREW: A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries

We are re-recording Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June by Robin Benway and Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes due to technical problems. Those discussion will be available soon. We are staying on our current schedule for now.

Recommendations

Jenny
I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett – Author website
The Oatmeal – Comics, Quizzes, and Stories

Emily
Psych on USA Network
Sherlock on BBC and PBS
World’s Ugliest Couch ContestCouch #183 – Voting ends November 30, 2010 – Vote once a day, every day

Adrienne
Me, Myself and Ike by K.L. Denman – Author website
Lost Art of the Great Speech by Richard Dowis – Amazon website
E.B. White Read Aloud Awards

Upcoming Books
You by Charles Benoit
Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
Guys Read: Funny Business edited by Jon Scieszka

You Wins Big

Listeners voted and the book the CYA Podcasters will read, review and discuss in December is You by Charles Benoit.

The final votes were:

You with 29 votes
Kneebone Boy with 8 votes
Fat Vampire with 8 votes
Anna and the French Kiss with 5 votes
Half World with 3 votes
A total of 53 votes were cast

Thank you everyone for voting!

Stay caught up:

Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
The Space Between Trees by Katie Williams
You by Charles Benoit

Here’s how HarperTeen described the book:

This wasn’t the way it was supposed to go.

You’re just a typical fifteen-year-old sophomore, an average guy named Kyle Chase. This can’t be happening to you. But then, how do you explain all the blood? How do you explain how you got here in the first place?

There had to have been signs, had to have been some clues it was coming. Did you miss them, or ignore them? Maybe if you can figure out where it all went wrong, you can still make it right. Or is it already too late? Think fast, Kyle. Time’s running out. How did this happen?

You is the riveting story of fifteen-year-old Kyle and the small choices he does and doesn’t make that lead to his own destruction.

In his stunning young-adult debut, Charles Benoit mixes riveting tension with an insightful—and unsettling—portrait of an ordinary teen in a tale that is taut, powerful, and shattering. (HarperTeen)

Zombies vs Unicorns or, The Winner Is…

Zombies vs Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier

Unicorns FTW!

Simon and Schuster Promotion Website

Holly Black – Author website

Justine Larbalestier – Author website

Recommendations

Karl
Zombie Risk game
Major Spoilers.com
Major Spoilers Podcast
Major Spoilers Critical Hit – D&D Podcast

Emily
Mildred Laughlin 2010 Festival of the BookTamora Pierce
John Green books and Nerdfighters

Adrienne
Television Without Pity.com

Upcoming Books

Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June by Robin Benway
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Space Between the Trees by Katie Williams

Before I Fall or, Be Kind, Rewind

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver – Author website

Lauren Oliver: News, Thoughts and Miscellany – Author blog, on MySpace, on Facebook, on Twitter

Grooveshark Playlist of the book

Groundhog Day – 1993 film, Wikipedia entry

Trevor Project – website

It Gets Better – YouTube Channel

Topic

MTV’s If You Really Knew Me

Listener’s Choice – vote for our December book

Recommendations

Karl
Heathers 1989 film – Wikipedia entry
Tales from the Madmen Underground by John Barnes – School Library Journal Review
Recommendations Page – All recommendations on one page, just for you

Cathie Sue
Correction: Teen Gay Lit Topic – Ellen Whittlinger and Lambda Award
Wittlinger, Ellen. “Too Gay or Not Gay Enough?” The Horn Book Magazine July/August (2010): 146-149. Print.

Emily
Supernatural

Adrienne
In Treatment – HBO, 3rd season begins October 25 & 26, 2010, and it’s only two shows a week not five.

Upcoming Books

Zombies vs Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier

Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June by Robin Benway

Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Clockwork Angel or, A Corset Too Tight

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare – Author website

Clockwork Angel Playlist – Author’s list of songs in Grooveshark playlist

Topic

Who the heck are we?!?

Adrienne Butler, Youth Services Consultant, Oklahoma Department of Libraries

Emily Williams, Young Adult Services Coordinator, Metropolitan Library System

Cathie Sue Andersen, Selector – Youth Fiction, Tulsa City County Library System

Karl Siewert, Young Adult Librarian, Tulsa City County Library System

Recommendations

Adrienne
Slate Culture Gabfest
Slate Spoiler Special
Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Renew your driver’s license

Cathie Sue
The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie by Alan C. Bradley
The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan C. Bradley
ThinkGeek.com

Karl
To Write Love On Her Arms.org
Fade to Blue by Sean Bedoin
Ignite – Seattle, Tulsa, OKC

Emily
Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, AMC TV Show

Upcoming Books:

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Zombies vs Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June by Robin Benway

Techi Difficulties

Hello All,

We are very sorry that the Clockwork Angel podcast is so late. Due to technical difficulties we are re-recording the podcast this week. I hope to have it posted very soon after that.

In the meantime, vote for what book you want us to read in December (see post below.)

You can also read ahead. The upcoming books are: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver; Zombies vs Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier and The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June by Robin Benway. You will see the list on the right side bar.

Choose the Last Book of December

You, yes, you can decide what our final book of 2010 will be. Your choices are below, and you can only vote once. These titles were selected by Cathie Sue, Emily and myself as books we really want to read. So vote and tell your friends even if they don’t listen to the podcast to vote and we will read and discuss the book for our December podcast.

Vote below the book and annotations

You by Charles Benoit

This wasn’t the way it was supposed to go.

You’re just a typical fifteen-year-old sophomore, an average guy named Kyle Chase. This can’t be happening to you. But then, how do you explain all the blood? How do you explain how you got here in the first place?

There had to have been signs, had to have been some clues it was coming. Did you miss them, or ignore them? Maybe if you can figure out where it all went wrong, you can still make it right. Or is it already too late? Think fast, Kyle. Time’s running out. How did this happen?

You is the riveting story of fifteen-year-old Kyle and the small choices he does and doesn’t make that lead to his own destruction.

In his stunning young-adult debut, Charles Benoit mixes riveting tension with an insightful—and unsettling—portrait of an ordinary teen in a tale that is taut, powerful, and shattering. (HarperTeen)

Half-World by Hiromi Goto

Melanie Tamaki is an outsider.

Unpopular and impoverished, she is the only child of a loving but neglectful mother. She barely copes with surviving school and life. But everything changes on the day she returns home to find her mother is missing, lured back to Half World by a vile creature calling himself Mr. Glueskin. Soon Melanie embarks on an epic and darkly fantastical journey to Half World to save her mother. What she does not yet realize is that the state of the universe is at stake….

Award winning author, Hiromi Goto’s novel is an adventurous, genre-bending fantasy of shape-shifting characters, tortured half lives, and redemption. (Penguin)

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris until she meets Etienne St. Claire: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he’s taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home. (Amazon.com)


Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter 

Life in a small town can be pretty boring when everyone avoids you like the plague. But after their father unwittingly sends them to stay with an aunt who’s away on holiday, the Hardscrabble children take off on an adventure that begins in the seedy streets of London and ends in a peculiar sea village where legend has it a monstrous creature lives who is half boy and half animal. . . .

In this wickedly dark, unusual, and compelling novel, Ellen Potter masterfully tells the tale of one deliciously strange family and a secret that changes everything. (Feiwel & Friends)


Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story by Adam Rex

Doug Lee is undead quite by accident—attacked by a desperate vampire, he finds himself cursed with being fat and fifteen forever. When he has no luck finding some goth chick with a vampire fetish, he resorts to sucking the blood of cows under cover of the night. But it’s just not the same.

Then he meets the new Indian exchange student and falls for her—hard. Yeah, he wants to bite her, but he also wants to prove himself to her. But like the laws of life, love, and high school, the laws of vampire existence are complicated—it’s not as easy as studying Dracula. Especially when the star of Vampire Hunters is hot on your trail in an attempt to boost ratings. . . .

Searing, hilarious, and always unexpected, Fat Vampire is a satirical tour de force from one of the most original writers of fiction today (Balzar + Bray)

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