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Books I Bought to Save Publishing

Yesterday, I posted about the “Buy the Book: 24 Hours to Save Publishing” experiment planned by author Sean Cummings as part of his online campaign called “Save Publishing–Read a Book at Bedtime.” The overall premise is simple: to save publishing, buy books and read daily. He encourages people to set aside 10 minutes for reading before bed. He established a Facebook page and website, and as of today, he has more than 1,000 fans.

On Monday, he encouraged people to buy a book and post what they bought to build some enthusiasm about books and reaidng. On the Facebook website, 282 people said they would “attend” the event. I was among them. I promised to stop myself at five because, well, things can get out of control when it comes to me and books, shoes, or chocolate. Here are the books I ordered today:

WINTERGIRLS by Laurie Halse Anderson (one of my all-time favorite YA authors)
From Amazon: “Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in fragile bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the thinnest. But then Cassie suffers the ultimate loss-her life-and Lia is left behind, haunted by her friend’s memory and racked with guilt for not being able to help save her.”

IF I STAY and pre-ordered WHERE SHE WENT by Gayle Forman. I listened to the IF I STAY audiobook. It was great. I think one of my students in particular would love it, so I bought it with her in mind. The sequel has already gotten great reviews.
From Amazon: “In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make.”

THE LIAR SOCIETY by Lisa Roecker and Laura Roecker (debut authors)
From Amazon: “Secret societies dominate a posh co-educational private school in this suspenseful, possibly supernatural mystery.”
XVI by Julia Karr (a debut author)
From Amazon: “In 2150 Chicago, girls are walking billboards. Upon turning 16, they receive government-issued tattoos on their wrists that read “XVI.” They’re supposed to keep the girls safe, but in reality, the tattoos broadcast their brand-new sexual availability.”

I can’t wait to get my new books! Did you participate? Don’t forget to post on the Facebook page. I’d also love to hear what you bought!
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