Can you believe August is almost over? The past week on Twitter brought lots of talk about the screen adaptation of Gayle Forman’s bestselling novel If I Stay, the news that Hello Kitty might not actually be a cat, and more weighty current events– the events in Ferguson are still generating a lot of much-needed conversation. Here’s a round-up of some tweets you might have missed.
@misskubelik: We’re still book-driving for @fergusonlibrary’s kid/YA section. Please signal boost this link to the SECOND list https://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/wishlist?email=booksforferguson%40gmail.com&list=More%20Books%20For%20Ferguson â€¦
- @JensBookPage: Lois Lane Is Your New YA Fiction Hero | @THR on upcoming #yalit book by @Gwenda http://ow.ly/APYCD via @PWKidsBookshelf
- @stevelibrarian: If you ever wonder why comic books relaunch with a new #1 so often… http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/comics/article/63753-how-s-marvel-now-working-out.html â€¦
@BethRevis: I can always tell from tweets where people are in SHADES OF EARTH. #trustme #keepreading
- @infodocket: Coming Soon: New Version of OverDrive’s App (iOS, Android, Win) Will Not Require Adobe Authorization http://ow.ly/AN1Qi #ebooks
- @CeceBellBooks: El Deafo Extras: From outline to finished product http://wp.me/pjDXi-wQ
- @CypressParkLAPL: Classic first lines of famous novels via emoji! How many can you recognize? Some of them were kinda tricky. http://fb.me/6XTvbWnKS
@OfficiallyAlly: Oh, #IfIStay… You’re the reason I’m at the grocery store with Cry Face.
- @FelicityDisco: I am pleased to see the #IfIStay soundtrack has six Willamette Stone songs. I want all the Willamette Stone songs.
- @PagetoPremiere: EXCLUSIVE: Author @GayleForman talks @IfIStay on-set experience, addresses Mia & Adam’s future http://tinyurl.com/o8fn7ja
- @BBCNewsbeat: Hello Kitty’s a British schoolgirl who likes baking. Yup, we thought she was just a cat too… http://bbc.in/1q7dLef pic.twitter.com/VSJAizrCcq
- @aliciabooks: If Pluto’s not a planet and Hello Kitty’s not a cat, I’m going back to bed.
- @rj_anderson: Everybody calm down. Hello Kitty IS a cat, just an anthropomorphized one. Who also owns a non-anthropomorphized cat. http://kotaku.com/dont-be-silly-hello-kitty-is-a-cat-1627820750 â€¦
@FreeLibrary: How to teach kids about Ferguson–here are some resources: http://ow.ly/AM6Wj
@tinylibrarian: Reminder: @YALSA WANTS YOU â€“ for our Award & Selection Committees! Volunteer Form Deadline = 10/1/14 http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/2014/07/31/yalsa-needs-you-for-our-award-selection-committees-volunteer-form-deadline-is-october-1st/ â€¦ via @yalsa
- @yalsa: Register by 9/15 for our YA Lit Symposium in Austin for a chance to win TWO FREE hotel nights for your stay! http://bit.ly/1uXTIh5 #yalit14
- @katiefoges: Infographic from @acmadotgov showing how Aussie teens spend their time online: http://www.acma.gov.au/theACMA/aussie-teens-online# â€¦ #ozteachers #vicpln
- @vforrestal: after a brief hiatus, #ProjectTiara is back in business, and we just sent out our 115th tiara!
Just For Fun
@BoingBoing: Hand-painted Adventure Time shoes http://boingboing.net/2014/08/28/hand-painted-adventure-time-sh.html â€¦ @AdventureTimeCN
-Allison Tran, currently reading The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare