Update #2, 9/15/09: We have temporarily stopped accepting review copies. I will update if/when we accept review copies again. – Trisha
Update, 4/19/09: Anyone interested in sending a book specifically to Trisha should read this post first.
Still want to know more about us? Well…
Trisha had wanted to start a blog for a while and finally decided she had to stop being so lazy and actually do it. But what would she call it? And could she beg someone to help her out and share blogging duties?
To Trisha’s delight, Gayle agreed to join the blog. And if that wasn’t enough, she thought that “The YA YA YAs,” the only halfway decent blog name Trisha was able to come up with, was actually pretty cool. Then Jolene saw the blog and asked if she could join in.
What was that? This is too short for YA? Fine.
A bit about Trisha:
I’ve always loved reading, but even though my mom’s good friend is the secretary for the LIS department at the University of Hawaii and suggested I should become a librarian, I didn’t think so. Then I majored in Anthropology and Psychology in college, came home, and decided I wanted to be a librarian. Go figure.
My favorite YA books from 2006 are The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner, Fly on the Wall by E. Lockhart, Good Girls by Laura Ruby, Terrier by Tamora Pierce, Just Listen by Sarah Dessen, and Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer.
My favorite YYY song is “Gold Lion.”
A bit about Gayle:
In Haruki Murakami’s Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World there’s a sexy librarian named Kiki that I identified with in high school. Who knew 9 years later I’d actually be a librarian.
My favorite YA books are Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things by Carolyn Mackler, Into the Wild by Erin Hunter, Bound by Donna Jo Napoli, Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty, the Harry Potter series especially Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and more to come.
My favorite YYY song is “Maps.”
Something about Jolene (the third YA):
There is a generation of librarians who decided to become librarians after they watched Party Girl with Parker Posey , and Ms. Jolene is one of those people. (Hey, what can I say I’m a product of the 90s)
When I was a teen these were my favorite books: Christopher Pike’s Final Friends Series, Forever by Judy Blume, On Fortune’s Wheel by Cynthia Voigt, Little Women Louisa May Alcott, Name Me Nobody by Lois Ann Yamanaka, and I was an avid V.C. Andrew’s reader.
As a Y.A. Librarian these are my current favorites: The Uglies by Scott Westerfield, Fake ID by Walter Sorrells, Howls Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, Castle Waiting by Linda Medley, and of course Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. (I know there’s more but I can’t think right now.)
My fav. YYY songs are “Man,” and “Maps.” (Because we all need some sort of direction in life.)
This is an interview with The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Nardwuar. I love canadian humor.
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