I know. It's been a while, right? I don't really blog anymore because frankly, I don't feel like I can keep up with a busy reading and reviewing schedule like I used to. You, as readers, deserve the best. I can't give my best right now, so here we are.
BUT. . . . you know I can't pass up an opportunity to stump for my favorite book!
As most of you know, I am a die-hard fan of Kirsty Eagar's work, and of Raw Blue in particular (you might have seen my "Case for Carly" page), so I wanted to send all of you a little request. Melissa from i swim for oceans and I were tweeting the other day about how we could help promote it better so maybe/hopefully someday it will catch the eye of a U.S. publisher (it's being published in the U.K. this August).
National Public Radio (NPR) is compiling a list of the Top 100 Best YA Books ever, and to help them, they are asking listeners to send in their lists of their personal Top 5 YA books.
I encourage you to send in your list, regardless of whether Raw Blue is among your personal Top 5. If Raw Blue is among your top reads, I hope you'll consider putting it on there. Imagine how awesome it would be if a group of book lovers and bloggers starting listing this book that not too many people in the U.S. have ever heard of - in my world of hoped-for results, the peeps at NPR would be scratching their heads saying, "Whaaaa?"
***SIDENOTE - NPR, I WILL TOTALLY SEND YOU MY PERSONAL, BELOVED COPY TO READ AND REVIEW (I'll want it back, though :).
Again, I hope you'll consider submitting your list regardless of whether Raw Blue is on there, but I do hope you find room for it! You can find the link for the article/comment list sections here.
ALSO! You might have read the sentence up there about Raw Blue being published in the U.K.? The book is available for pre-order RIGHT NOW at The Book Depository for $8.18 and NO SHIPPING! So, all you wonderful readers who have expressed an interest in reading this gem now have the opportunity to do so at very little cost! Go, go! What are you waiting for?
A special shout-out and thanks to Melissa for also posting about this - if it's a contemp that Melissa is advocating for, you know it's good!