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GuysLitWire

June 1st, 2008 (06:32 am)
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Current Song: A Home at the End of the World score by Duncan Sheik

Looking for some great books for teen boys? Check out GuysLitWire, a new collaborative book blog. In an effort to keep content fresh, timely, and varied, we update the blog every weekday, with different bloggers posting each day at http://guyslitwire.blogspot.com/ I'll be posting regularly on the last day of the month in addition to other random posts.

Be a Part of GLW

Colleen from Chasing Ray is in charge of the project. If you or anyone you know (parents, ask your sons; librarians and booksellers, ask your patrons; teachers, ask your students) would like to participate in the GLW blog, please email colleen(at)chasingray(dot)com or leave a message at her blog.

Related Readers

As regular readers of the Bildungsroman blog know, I'm actively involved in readergirlz. I run their website and head up the postergirlz advisory council. Guys Lit Wire and readergirlz are not directly connected, but they do support each other, and each project actively encourages BOTH genders to read and participate in book discussions.

The Birth of GuysLitWire

How did this all come about? First, Sara Lewis Holmes went to the store to get a book for her son. She also had a conversation with her husband about books for boys, partially inspired by Colleen's post at Chasing Ray. Then Sara posted about it some more. aquafortis came up with the name GuysLitWire and created a design for the blog. After Colleen posted about it again, things started moving forward - and here we are now.

Email colleen(at)chasingray(dot)com now to be a part of GuysLitWire.

Comments

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: March 7th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)

I can't wait for this blog to get up and running. The bookstore I work at we have a YA table that displays new releases, best sellers etc. The table had more books geared toward girls. I finally fixed that now one half is geared toward boys. Now I am standing back watching the customers shop the table, (but not in a creepy I go by three names type of way) and it feels good to watch customers walk away with a title that may have been missed on the shelf. A customer picked up a copy of Fallen Angels by Myers and asked if it was good. I wanted to say dude of course its Myers but I remained professional So I can't wait to get some great title ideas from Guys Lit Wire.

We got QP of Rules of Survival by Werlin in today, I placed it on the table first thing, but I liked cover of the HC a lot better.

Doret

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 7th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)

Thanks for supporting GLW already.

If you ever need recommendations, just ask!

Rules of Survival is amazing!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: March 7th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
Seller needs game

Yea, I loved Rules of Survival
Thanks if I need anything suggestions I'll ask. I am just trying to up game for teen boy recommends.
Yellow Flag by Lipsyte is at the top of my to read list
Also I've had my eye on Absolute Brightness by Lecesne

Doret

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 7th, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Seller needs game

Male Protagonists in Teen Fiction

:)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: March 7th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Seller needs game

Thanks for the list. I loved I Am the Messenger by Zusak. I've heard Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by Lubar is very funny. Though I do have one book you could add Raiders Night by Lipsyte
It deals with Football, steriods and initiations. Its great plus the football scenes are on point

Doret

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 7th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Seller needs game

You are welcome!

I have yet to read any Lipsyte novels.

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