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Monthly Archives: August 2011

libraries, school

The Salt Lake City Public Library event last Wednesday was such a delight. Many thanks to all who came, and HUGE thanks to Jordan Triptow and her team of librarians, who put on a fantastic event. They had set up stations where you could do things like go on a scavenger hunt through the library, make MATCHED buttons, put together a tablet container with three




yalsa teens top ten list, & some blogs you should read

I’m so excited that MATCHED is nominated for the YALSA Teens’ Top Ten List! It’s a huge honor to be nominated and there are so many great books up for the honor this year. You can vote here—but only if you’re a teen! And since I am linking to things in today’s blog post, I thought I’d send you in the direction of three of




reading: hugo and flavia

This week my son and I are finishing up this book before he goes back to school: It is awesome. I read it when it first came out and it is a lot of fun to share with him. And, on my own, I’m reading this: I’m in love with this series. It’s engaging and the main character (Flavia) is strong and it feels like




writing: your questions part 2

So this is the last week of summer for my kids, therefore it is also the last week of summer for me, therefore this week will mark the last week of the summer Reading/Writing posts on this blog and we will return to me posting on random topics on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I hope you are all enjoying these last days of summer…I feel like




upcoming events: salt lake city public library

photo (c) Timothy Hursley and taken from the Salt Lake City Public Library’s site I just wanted to draw your attention to the Events page and remind you about next Wednesday’s event at the Salt Lake City Public Library. It’s on August 17th (so just a week away!) and will run from 6-9 p.m. They have lots of fun Matched-based activities beginning at 6:00 and




writing: your questions part 1

The questions were great! More than I expected! I thought I’d do some of the ones that required shorter answers first and then the longer ones next week/the week after/until they’re done. Just FYI, if you don’t see your question answered here or in a future post, it’s because I’ve already addressed it either in the FAQ or in one of the posts about writing