Phew! After a week and a half of downtime (and then a day or two of server errors and slow loading times), The Hub is back! I’ve missed all of you, and I’m so glad that we’re returning to bringing you great coverage of all things YA lit. Thanks a lot for your patience during our downtime.
If you were following #YALSABlogInExile and #TheHubInExile, you may have caught our liveblog of the Best Fiction for Young Adults teen feedback session at Annual. We also posted a few things to the Books for Teens Facebook page (the YALSAblog was doing the same on the YALSA Facebook page), and, of course, the YALSA Twitter feed is always a great source of information.
We’ve published a few posts about the YA lit-related happenings at ALA Annual, and that coverage will continue through this weekend. We’re discussing the Margaret A. Edwards Award luncheon, the presentation of the Odyssey Awards, a pre-conference event on Books We’ll Still Talk About 45 Years From Now, the Printz Award ceremony and reception, the YA Author Coffee Klatch, the presentation of the Alex Awards, and a session called Not Another Boring Vampire Romance, so catch up and stay tuned!
While we missed a check-in for the 2012 Best of the Best Reading Challenge, I hope you were all keeping up with your reading through the blog outage, because our final check-in is approaching! If you’re participating, you have until 11:59pm EST on Saturday to finish your reading and until 11:59pm EST on Monday to let us know if you finished the challenge. After that, we’ll send out challenge finisher badges and invitations to submit a reader’s response and do our drawing for our grand prize winner!
We’ll return to our regular posting schedule, complete with Monday Polls and Tweets of the Week, next week. Thanks again for sticking with us, and keep reading as we serve as your connection to teen reads!
— Gretchen Kolderup, currently in between books
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