PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY! The UK edition is so PRETTY.

mykindabook:

Um, HOW gorgeous is the UK hardback edition of My True Love Gave To Me?! A stunning collection of winter romances, My True Love Gave To Me is edited by Stephanie Perkins, and includes short stories by Stephanie, Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de la Peña, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor and Kiersten White.

And it’s BEAUTIFUL - a hardback with finishes that include BRIGHT PINK sprayed edges, foiled cover, and gold ribbon marker. We thought we’d show it off in all it’s glory with this handy visual :)

You can get your hands on a copy from 9th October… we are counting down the days!

I can hardly believe I’m typing this, but …
Four stars!!!
My True Love Gave to Me received its FOURTH *starred* review. Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal, and now Booklist:
"Holiday canoodling stories by twelve of the top YA authors? It’s a Christmas miracle! Not since 2008’s Let It Snow … has a compendium of wintry love stories given readers such reason to celebrate. Using her trademark sparkling dialogue, Rainbow Rowell rings in an amorous New Year’s between old pals. Matt De La Peña presents a house-sitter hookup with unlikely results. Jenny Han writes tales of woe and lust between Santa’s adopted daughter and her coworking elves. Stephanie Perkins pairs a tree-lot employee with a shopper who pines for much more. David Levithan’s Jewish St. Nick loves his boyfriend enough to (reluctantly) spread some X-mas magic. Holly Black’s hot Christmas Krampus crashes a swinging holiday soiree. Kiersten White whips up a delicious romance in a struggling Yule-themed diner. And several other big-name writers—Ally Carter, Gayle Forman, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Laini Taylor—craft cozy, clever, totally PG tales of good tidings. This is the substantive stuff of dream stockings: a rollicking, blush-inducing, memorable holiday collection of breezy, bite-sized stories perfect a snug evening next to the fire.”
This anthology will be available for purchase on October 14th!
Mark it to-read on Goodreads. Pre-order it from your favorite independent bookstore, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.

I can hardly believe I’m typing this, but …

Four stars!!!

My True Love Gave to Me received its FOURTH *starred* review. Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal, and now Booklist:

"Holiday canoodling stories by twelve of the top YA authors? It’s a Christmas miracle! Not since 2008’s Let It Snow … has a compendium of wintry love stories given readers such reason to celebrate. Using her trademark sparkling dialogue, Rainbow Rowell rings in an amorous New Year’s between old pals. Matt De La Peña presents a house-sitter hookup with unlikely results. Jenny Han writes tales of woe and lust between Santa’s adopted daughter and her coworking elves. Stephanie Perkins pairs a tree-lot employee with a shopper who pines for much more. David Levithan’s Jewish St. Nick loves his boyfriend enough to (reluctantly) spread some X-mas magic. Holly Black’s hot Christmas Krampus crashes a swinging holiday soiree. Kiersten White whips up a delicious romance in a struggling Yule-themed diner. And several other big-name writers—Ally Carter, Gayle Forman, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Laini Taylor—craft cozy, clever, totally PG tales of good tidings. This is the substantive stuff of dream stockings: a rollicking, blush-inducing, memorable holiday collection of breezy, bite-sized stories perfect a snug evening next to the fire.”

This anthology will be available for purchase on October 14th!

Mark it to-read on Goodreads. Pre-order it from your favorite independent bookstore, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.

alsokatie:

Anna and the French Kiss by naturallysteph: the latest in my lit-themed wardrobe!
The skirt was hand-sewn and dyed by moi. I’m really quite pleased with how the dye job turned out on this one! <3

Wowza! Gorgeous. alsokatie:

Anna and the French Kiss by naturallysteph: the latest in my lit-themed wardrobe!
The skirt was hand-sewn and dyed by moi. I’m really quite pleased with how the dye job turned out on this one! <3

Wowza! Gorgeous. alsokatie:

Anna and the French Kiss by naturallysteph: the latest in my lit-themed wardrobe!
The skirt was hand-sewn and dyed by moi. I’m really quite pleased with how the dye job turned out on this one! <3

Wowza! Gorgeous. alsokatie:

Anna and the French Kiss by naturallysteph: the latest in my lit-themed wardrobe!
The skirt was hand-sewn and dyed by moi. I’m really quite pleased with how the dye job turned out on this one! <3

Wowza! Gorgeous.

alsokatie:

Anna and the French Kiss by naturallysteph: the latest in my lit-themed wardrobe!

The skirt was hand-sewn and dyed by moi. I’m really quite pleased with how the dye job turned out on this one! <3

Wowza! Gorgeous.

Wow wow wow! My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories has just received it’s THIRD *starred* review! 

From School Library Journal:

"Twelve of the best-loved and best-known young adult authors—Rainbow Rowell, David Levithan, and Matt de la Peña among them—have contributed stories to this appealing collection. Most have a Christmas setting, but Hanukkah, the winter solstice, and New Year’s Eve are also represented. Most are realistic, but Holly Black, Kelly Link, Jenny Han, and Laini Taylor have contributed tales steeped in fantasy or the supernatural. What all 12 selections have in common is teen romance at its most fragile and meaningful. Never mind the winter holidays; booktalk this title all year round."

This anthology will be available for purchase everywhere in only a few weeks—October 14th!

Mark it to-read on Goodreads. Pre-order it from your favorite independent bookstore, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.

To celebrate the sale of her newest book, Amy Spalding is giving away an ARC of Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys), which doesn’t come out until April.

I love this book. I think a lot of my readers will love it, too. It’s REALLY funny and REALLY romantic. Enter to win here by September 24th.

My favorite tour picture ever? Gayle Forman and moi reading from Isla and the Happily Ever After at McNally Jackson. Photo by ourshelflives on Twitter.

gayleforman:

But seriously though, fake it till you make it.

I love Gayle so much.

Anna and the French Kiss (with bonus Lola and Isla!) by missdarcy87.

Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming by siminiblocker.

cassandraclare:

Inspired of course by by Joanna Russ. And not set off by anything in particular, just an aggregate of comments and a good friend being treated terribly for posting some of her fiction for free online.

She tweets and tumblrs so she must not be working.
She never tweets…

gayleforman:

So, this is happening tomorrow night. Me, Stephanie Perkins and Jandy Nelson. We might just break Twitter.