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Everything’s Coming Up RAMONA BLUE

So let’s talk about the phenomenal RAMONA BLUE by #1 NYT Bestseller Julie Murphy, out this month from Balzer & Bray!

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Firstly, RAMONA is an Indie Next Top Pick this month, which is fantastic.

Secondly, the book hit Pop Crush’s 10-Most-Anticipated YAs list (check it out).

Thirdly– check out these reviews…

“Julie Murphy knows a thing or two about navigating the worlds of girls on the brink of self-discovery.” (Booklist (starred review))

“A must-have work that will resonate with teens” (School Library Journal)

“Julie Murphy delivers a fresh and glorious love story that addresses all the complexities of one’s heart. Ramona Blue’s discovery of limitless love is total beauty.” (Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not)

“RAMONA BLUE is Julie Murphy’s best book yet. It’s hilarious, it’s heartfelt, and it’s so, so real. I just wish I’d had this book to read during my own teen years!” (Robin Talley, New York Times bestselling author of Lies We Tell Ourselves)

And definitely click-through to see AMERICAN STREET author Ibi Zoboi’s thoughts on RAMONA in the New York Times Book Review.

You can find Julie all over the country, or visit Julie at her totally shiny new website,, and on twitter at @andimjulie.

And get RAMONA BLUE today!

ENTER TITLE HERE by Rahul Kanakia, New York Times Review

EnterTitleHere_CoverCongrats to Rahul on this New York Times review of ENTER TITLE HERE (Disney-Hyperion, 2016). I DARE you not to have an opinion about this book… 

“It’s meant to make you uncomfortable, and Kanakia made me uncomfortable in so many ways.”

Order ENTER TITLE HERE on Amazon, B&N, and IndieBound.

You can also Rahul on twitter at @rahkan, and check out his amazing and prolific blog on culture, art, and life.

No More “E-Book” Panels, Please

From the London Review of Books comes yet another panel on the future of reading. I’ve been to a few similar discussions, and wondered if the outcome of this one would be any different. The New York Times book blog sums up:

“So the panel was in accord: We can’t predict how people will read. We can only hope that authors keep giving in to the impulse to write, and that readers find their way to quality writing, no matter the tool or the medium.”

Can I recommend a moratorium on panels “about the internet” until we can come up with something better than “we don’t know what it is, but it’s big” ? Every talk I’ve been to about the future of reading, e-books, blogging, publishing, etc, has concluded with this same thesis. We can’t predict the future, but it’ll be very different. Can’t you say this at literally any point in history? Never has so little been communicated so much.