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Monday Morning Visits

Phew. Back from a weekend trip and trying to get caught up on everything from family to work to blog, etc. Just a couple of stops worth making this Monday morning.
Penguin interviewed the very lovely Moira Moore about her Heroes series and the recently released fifth installment--Heroes Return. You can read my review of the book here, but I definitely suggest going over and checking out the Penguin interview for a fix on all your Lee & Taro needs.
Lenore of Presenting Lenore is in full swing mode during her Dystopian August extravaganza! She's got interviews, giveaways, roundups of blogger reviews of dystopian books, and more. So if you've been wanting to read a dystopian novel and review it on your site, now is your chance to join in and see what all the fuss is about.
Lastly, the Book Smugglers are pressing forward with their second annual Young Adult Appreciation Month. They're churning out lots and lots of reviews of young adult novels, including Ana's take on a favorite of mine--How I Live Now--and there are author interviews, giveaways, and fun galore. Stop on by and be sure to contribute your own post on YA on the 15th!


  1. Thanks for linking to Dystopian August! It's been so fun so far, and way more to come!

  2. Thanks for the Moira Moore link. I had no idea she was a lawyer!

  3. Anonymous2:40 PM

    I hope you had a great trip!

    Thanks for linking to the Moira J Moore interview. I loved what she had to say about music, Japan and her influences. You know I love when Lee reacts to music and wish it happened more often. It's uncomfortable for her, but it always leads to fun outcomes. The interview also made me remember how much I enjoyed reading Heroes Adrift. Taro's discomfort was so entertaining!


  4. Anonymous2:41 PM

    By the way, the interview didn't indicate whether there's a 7th book, which concerns me. But I'm glad she said she's having fun writing the 6th.


  5. Lenore, I can tell! I'm glad I'm back and can keep tabs on everything. :)

    Michelle, yup. Listening to her talk about her two jobs fascinates me. They seem so very different and such great ways of channeling her strengths.

    Karen, it was great. Incredibly busy, but great. And I agree with you completely on Lee and her reaction to music. It's a genius touch in her books and it really should play a larger role. So Taro can save her some more and so there could be some really excellent stuff between them. ;) It's her one weakness and it should be explored more. That one time in HEROES ADRIFT hasn't been quite enough for me...

    And I, too, am very worried about the lack of mention of a 7th book. I know right now she only has a contract through book six, but hopefully Ace will buy another one, if that's what she needs to wrap up the series satisfactorily.


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