Thursday, May 17, 2012

welcome to the madness!!!

it has landed!!!!
emily and i discuss recent YA news, some of our top favorite YA novels and genres, and potty mouths...
i plead the fifth-filth-fifth?!?!?
i hope you enjoy!  YAY!!!
you can download it from here...

p.s.  we are trying to get onto iTunes for your subscription ease, but we are awaiting approval.

some linksies- per mr. rusty's request (and common sense would suggest including--- oops!)

news links:
When publishing goes wrong- the Mandy DeGeit/ Undead Press thing
Publisher's Weekly's Best Children's Books of 2011
new literary podcast!  The Other Side of the Story with Mark Myklusch

books mentioned:
contemporary/ literary
HATE LIST by jennifer brown
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by john green
WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by john green and david levithan
THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by jandy nelson
LIVING DEAD GIRL by elizabeth scott
THE MOCKINGBIRDS by daisy whitney
HOW TO SAY GOODBYE IN ROBOT by natalie standiford

A LONG LONG SLEEP by anna sheehan
CINDER by marissa meyer

THE HUNGER GAMES by suzanne collins
THE DEA-TOSSED WAVES by carrie ryan
THE MAZE RUNNER by james dashner

BAD TASTE IN BOYS by carrie harris
A MONSTER CALLS by patrick ness
THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by neil gaiman

THE REPLACEMENT by brenna yovanoff
CITY OF BONES by cassandra clare

let me know if i missed any, and i'll be happy to link you! :)


Rusty Webb said...

You two did a great job! You mentioned a lot of books and even another podcast that sounded interesting - any chance you'll post links somewhere?

I liked the tale of how you met one another.

Anonymous said...

Stream of consciousness comments while listening:

Awesome news about HP ebooks, but I still prefer the physical copy.

Maurice Sendak was a complete wacko! Great stuff, but insane!

No physical books for Emily? Bad Emily. Bad!

I'm with vic on the no e-reader in the bathtub. My iPad stays far far away from water sources. I saw someone at a beach with a Nook; she was sitting in a chair low to the ground, the tide started coming in, covering her feet and even her butt, and yet she just sat there with her device, kept on reading until it came up to her waist. I had anxiety for her!

Okay...what was that short story and anthology?! That's messed up!

Side Note: I'd relive high school, but only if I could have today's knowledge. And, you know, maybe write Twilight better and make a ton of money. And invest in Apple.

Point of Order: You would put fuck in a picture book, but you'd have to card before selling it. Also, pretty sure my daughter said Fuck yesterday. I didn't say anything.

Oh...there goes Emily with her sultry voice.

Wait...LIVING DEAD GIRL is considered YA? That's...disturbing.

I used to read three or four books a week...that was before kids.

Noted: Vic likes the dirty talk. And then said "ejaculated." Nice.

Re: World Building: It's so hard! A lot of my longer stuff is post-apocalyptic, and it still takes a while to build that world, because even though it's familiar, you have to make it different.

HEY! I think that was my status you're talking about! (ELEMENTAL quote.)

I can't argue for or against Hunger Games...haven't read it yet.

Other Dystopian YA: "The Giver" series by Lois Lowry; I haven't read "The Uglies" series by Scott Westerfeld yet.

EMILY! STOP TALKING ABOUT APOCALYPTIC SUPERHEROES! It's one of my current WIPs. Not my main, but my secondary. Redact that section of the podcast! Redact that section of the podcast!

I won't say anything more on dystopian stories...I could go on and on and on. My favorite genre.

YA Horror: "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman. Of course, there's always R.L. Stine. I think Kiersten White's "Paranormalcy" qualifies.

Personally, the cover can be attractive or not, but I just want the physical copy in my hand.

I think that psycho voice needs to be called Vicky.

Well done! Bravo! Encore!

Emily White said...

Joshua, you write that book! I was thinking about writing a super hero dystopian, but now I want to read yours!

Also, I like physical books, but they have to be pretty or special in some other way. I'm just way too poor, otherwise.

Ciara said...

I'm so bummed. I can't get it to work. I click and it sends me to click on the title of the pod cast, but nothing happens. I probably have some sort of security problem on my end. :(

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

heya ms. ciara!
first off, WELCOME!!!
secondly, if you click the button that says POD and has a little circley thing, that should take you straight to the show ((it took me an embarrassing amount of time to figure that out...))