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Thursday, October 1, 2009

October: rgz Newsflash!

Teen Read Week Tribute!

Do you love Teen Read Week? Let it out at your blog through a post or vlog, then send the link to readergirlz@gmail.com. Put in the subject line: Your name, TRW Tribute. We’ll collect contributions and post them at the rgz blog in a 24 hour time span. Tell us about your recent release, or a book you love dearly, and then give a shout out for Teen Read Week. The tribute will run October 23rd!


rgz Read Beyond Reality!

We are ready to Read Beyond Reality with YALSA, rgz! The divas will host nine young-adult authors—eight of whom are nominees for the Teens’ Top Ten—throughout Teen Read Week. The week’s chats will culminate with an online gala celebration, where Sylvia Engdahl, a pioneer in young-adult science fiction, will be hosted and honored for her contributions to the literary landscape. Watch for signed book prizes and swag from iHeartDaily.com!

  • Monday, Oct. 19: Beyond Imagination with rgz diva Justina Chen (NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL), Alyson Noël (EVERMORE) and Zoe Marriott (DAUGHTER OF THE FLAMES)

  • Tuesday, Oct. 20: Beyond Hardship with rgz diva Lorie Ann Grover (HOLD ME TIGHT), Elizabeth Scott (LIVING DEAD GIRL) and Lynn Weingarten (WHEREVER NINA LIES)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21: Beyond Daily Life with rgz diva Holly Cupala (TELL ME A SECRET), Lisa McMann (WAKE) and Cynthia Leitich Smith (ETERNAL)

  • Thursday, Oct. 22: Beyond Our World with rgz diva Melissa Walker (LOVESTRUCK SUMMER), Cassandra Clare (CITY OF ASHES) and Patrick Ness (THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO)
  • Friday, Oct. 23: Into Our Beyond with rgz diva Dia Calhoun (AVIELLE OF RHIA) and pioneering YA sci-fi author Sylvia Engdahl (ENCHANTRESS FROM THE STARS)

It all happens at the rgz blog, Oct. 19-23 at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 p.m. Eastern. Spread the word with the press release, poster, banners, and trailer!


rgz welcomes New York Times Bestseller Libba Bray!

In October we are also psyched to host Libba Bray as our Divas’ Choice. We’ll discuss THE SWEET FAR THING and all things Gemma. Feel free to chat about related topics all month at the rgz blog. rgz LIVE! with Libba will be held on October 28th at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 p.m. Eastern. Join our celebration and enter the realms this month, rgz!

Download our October Libba Bray bookmark!


Snatch up the postergirlz recommended reads to accompany The Sweet Far Thing:

  • East by Edith Pattou
  • Impossible by Nancy Werlin
  • City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  • Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman
  • So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane
  • A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
  • Chill: Stress-Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You by Deborah Reber


October Community Service

In Gemma Doyle’s time, corsets were all the rage. Now, it’s all about demin—especially October 2nd, with Lee’s National Denim Day, a cause that has raised more than $75 million for the fight against breast cancer and unites nearly one million supporters nationwide each year. It’s as easy as donating $5 and wearing jeans on October 2nd. To register, visit http://www.denimday.com/.


Did you see diva Holly Cupala's cover just unveiled for her 2010 debut novel, TELL ME A SECRET? It's hot, hot, hot! Congrats, Holly!

As always, if you have any suggestions for our award winning online book community, contact us at divas@readergirlz.com.

Thanks for joining us as we read, reflect, and reach out!

Best in books,
the readergirlz divas~

Lorie Ann Grover, Hold Me Tight
Dia Calhoun, Avielle of Rhia
Holly Cupala, Tell Me A Secret (2010)
Justina Chen, North of Beautiful
Melissa Walker, Lovestruck Summer

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Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks for the update!

Shelf Elf said...

Could October be any more awesome? Wow. Cannot wait for the chat with Libba and I've already got Teen Read Week written on my calendar in sparkly gold pen.

It's going to be a book-filled month!

Melissa Walker said...

Still adoring Holly's cover!

Daisy Whitney said...

I have cover envy! Wow, what a fabulous and HOT cover!

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