Halloween's just around the corner. Pick up Lips Touch by Laini Taylor and you'll be treated to three supernatural short stories perfect for a dark and stormy night as well as glorious illustrations by Jim Di Bartolo. Here's a little bit about each of the stories:
Goblin Fruit: In Victorian times, goblin men had only to offer young girls sumptuous fruits to tempt them to sell their souls. But what does it take to tempt today's savvy girls?
Spicy Little Curses: A demon and the ambassador to Hell tussle over the soul of a beautiful English girl in India. Matters become complicated when she falls in love and decides to test her curse.
Hatchling: Six days before Esme's fourteenth birthday, her left eye turns from brown to blue. She little suspects what the change heralds, but her small safe life begins to unravel at once.
To learn more about this month's featured book and the author, check out the October 2010 issue of readergirlz. Then come on over to the blog to talk about the books with other readers - and with the author herself!
Join us at Twitter on Wednesday, October 20th at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST for an hour-long chat with this month's featured author, Laini Taylor. Use the hashtag #rgz to follow the conversation. We'll post more detailed instructions the night of the chat.
Join the readergirlz
readergirlz is an online book group that's open to everyone - the only requirement is a love of reading!
Every month, we discuss a different book, ranging from realistic fiction to fantasy (like Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld), from historical fiction (such as Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson and Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller) to contemporary fiction (such as The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart). All of our spotlighted books celebrate gutsy girls.
Every issue of readergirlz features additional information about the books we're discussing, exclusive interviews with and playlists created by the authors, and additional book recommendation. In addition to our annual events such as April's Operation Teen Book Drop, we also include information about national or international outreach programs related to the book of the month in every issue. We hope to inspire readers to become active not only in book groups but also in their communities.
Browse through the archive of readergirlz selections.
Read, Reflect, Reach Out
We decided to feature the NOW Workshops - specifically, Body heART - as this month's outreach program. Body heART is, in their own words, "dedicated to bringing awareness to positive body image. In today's society there is an unrealistic standard of beauty and we intend to shatter that illusion...We believe all of us are walking works of ART that are meant to be celebrated and valued." As seen in this video, their photo campaign features un-retouched images of girls and women of all shapes and sizes.
Also, every month, they feature a different woman (such as Dollhouse actress Miracle Laurie) at their website.
For more information, please visit bodyheartcampaign.com
Keeping in mind this month's theme and book picks, the readergirlz advisory council known as the postergirlz recommended the following titles:
Prowlers quartet by Christopher Golden
- Laws of Nature
- Predator and Prey
- Wild Things
The Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater
- The last volume, Forever, will be out in 2011
Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl
12 Reasons Why I Love Her by Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems about Love by Pat Mora
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friendship by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Kimberly Kirberger
readergirlz on the web
Bookmark our main stomping grounds:
You may also follow and friend us on:
View all posts related to readergirlz at Bildungsroman.