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Friends Who Write Diversely… | Dive Into Diversity

Can someone please tell me how we are in the second week of August? Already? I’m not sure how this is happening. Is this real life? Either way, we are here for the eighth check-in for our #DiversityDive challenge. How’s it going? Read anything great lately? (I’m highly recommending: What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi […]

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August 21, 2015 - 1:45 am

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - Interesting conversation between two authors dedicated to writing diversely! I’m already familiar with Dahlia’s work, but still need to get round to Second Position. Great post!

August 13, 2015 - 2:59 pm

Alexa S. - These two ladies are so vocal on my Twitter timeline, and I enjoy it. They get me thinking about SO many important things, and I appreciate that! Loved reading their convo here.

August 11, 2015 - 6:35 pm

Emma - Love this post. I don’t really read NA and I just haven’t picked up either author’s YA yet but now I really want to. It was so great to see their perspectives on different things. I’ve been thinking a lot about online vs not-online friends lately so that part was especially interesting to me.

August 11, 2015 - 5:14 pm

Jamie - OMG LOVE. I love these ladies and this convo made me love them harder. YAY FRIENDS.

Adam Silvera & a Call to Arms | Dive Into Diversity

Hello, readers! Another month, and more time to diversify your bookshelf. We’re thrilled to have debut novelist (a.k.a. that tall guy who used to sell me books at my favorite bookstore) Adam Silvera on the blog today! His  highly-praised release, MORE HAPPY THAN NOT, turns ONE WEEK OLD today (aww) and Adam is sharing some thoughts about […]

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July 10, 2015 - 4:52 pm

Crystal - I loved More Happy Than Not – reviewed it in May for Rich in Color – http://richincolor.com/2015/05/mini-review-more-happy-than-not/ and I also enjoyed Adam’s comments here. I am looking forward to a lot more books from him in the future.

June 29, 2015 - 8:33 am

Monthly Bookish Awesomeness: June 2015 | Bookish and Awesome - […] his own MFA program and writing his way to publication • On Adam’s favorite TV shows • On why people mistake homosexuality as a choice • On who would be great friends for Aaron Soto outside the book • On learning when […]

June 24, 2015 - 9:31 am

Beth @ Perpetual New Girl - Great interview with Adam. I am hoping to read More Happy Than Not soon, because of all the wonderful things being said about it.

It’s a Wrap | MAY We Remember You Kindly

I’m sitting in my living room curled up in a blanket (I’m not cold, I just like them) and whew, not believing another month has flown by. WE ARE ABOUT TO HIT THE HALF-YEAR MARK ALREADY. Doesn’t anyone else feel like they haven’t done enough this year yet? Time to get cracking on those resolutions, […]

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June 2, 2015 - 11:21 am

Alexa S. - Hooray for such an exciting May! Here’s to hoping June is just as wonderful <3

Rather Be Prom-ing

Looking back, I feel disdain for about a handful of high school memories but never about prom. Even though my boyfriend and I had just broken up and we decided to go to the dance as friends, it was still a total blast and one of my favorite memories ever. I survived self-tanner and missing […]

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May 24, 2015 - 9:14 am

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I love prom season! I’ve seen so many limos around lately and a friend at work has a much younger sister that has her prom coming up and it’s so fun to hear about. I can’t believe my prom was 14 years ago, ahhh!

May 22, 2015 - 1:00 am

Wendy @ Book Scents - Aww what a cute picture! :) I love this post! I went with a guy friend and our whole group of friends and it was so much fun. I’m trying to remember what songs were played there but I can’t remember! :/ love that spotify playlist though!

May 21, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Alexa S. - Such a fun post! The theme of our prom was Asian fusion, which didn’t really translate in the decorations at all. I went with a family friend who I didn’t really know (AKA a bit of awkwardness) but I did have a lot of fun with my girls that night, dancing the night away :)

May 21, 2015 - 6:28 am

Natalie @ Flowers in my Books - I remember my prom being so much fun! I’m from England so it’s not as big over here as it is in the U.S. and other parts of the world but we had it on a boat on the River Thames and it was beautiful. It was so nice to have one final night together before we all split up and everything got messy.

May 20, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Emma @ Miss Print - My prom was ridiculous. I wasn’t near any of my friends so I took a taxi there with my mom (she made sure my dress–which I bought online–didn’t get caught in any doors!) and met friends there. I don’t talk to any of the people I knew or friends I had in high school anymore but I can still look back on the night with fond memories. When else will I be told I look like a princess?! You also got me thinking about music at my prom and I can’t believe it but I cannot remember a single song. Not even one!

Bringing things back to this post: I totally loved Prom and Prejudice–so cute! so fun!

May 20, 2015 - 1:21 pm

Layla - My prom was also 10+ years ago – c/o 2007, woo – and I don’t remember a single song that played. Or if I danced at all. Whoops. To be totally honest, what I remember is wanting to punch my date in the limo and then the sleepover my BFFs and I had after prom. Not much about prom itself. I’ll have to check out some of the books you mentioned instead and see if it sparks anything!

May 20, 2015 - 8:51 am

Melissa Ryall - I love this post! My favorite prom memory is at the end of the night my friends and I dancing to “Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith and singing as loud as we could. That is the only song I remember being played at my dance.

I just added Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas to my reading list. I can’t wait to check it out.

Gabbing with the YA Diversity Book Club | Dive Into Diversity

Greetings, friends! Estelle here. A new month and another opportunity to diversify your bookshelves! I’m so psyched to share May’s DID post with you today. I’ve been an avid reader of the YA Diversity Book Club posts — made up of Sandie at Teen Lit Rocks, Kristan @ We Heart YA, Lucy @ The Reading Date, […]

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May 31, 2015 - 8:01 am

It's a Wrap | MAY We Remember You Kindly, Estelle - […] Dive Into Diversity | Intro + Sign Up […]

May 13, 2015 - 10:02 pm

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - Loved reading this interview and hearing their thoughts on diversity! I’ve got a copy of SIMON burning a hole in my bookshelf, so I will have to look into when they’ll be reading it this month.

May 13, 2015 - 1:00 pm

DISCUSSION: diversity in pop culture and more » twirling pages - […] the dive into diversity challenge! […]

May 12, 2015 - 2:08 pm

We Heart YA - Thanks for featuring us, and for such thoughtful, important questions! This Dive Into Diversity challenge has been so great. <3

May 12, 2015 - 11:52 am

Lucy - Thanks for having us on the blog today! I love your Dive Into Diversity feature and your thoughtful discussion posts and reviews. Thanks for all the great work you do to celebrate diversity!

Mothers of Book Lovers: Meet Pam & Ramona

Hello, pals! For both of us, a love of reading is a bit of a family tradition. With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, we wanted the special ladies in our lives to take centerstage and stop by the blog to talk about their top reading picks and (unselfishly — we swear!) a little bit […]

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May 31, 2015 - 8:01 am

It's a Wrap | MAY We Remember You Kindly, Estelle - […] Mothers of Book Lovers: Meet Ramona & Pam […]

May 8, 2015 - 11:06 am

Alexa S. - This post is utterly adorable, ladies! I loved getting to know our moms a wee bit better, and I ADORE their preference for romance in their novels 😉 It’s lovely to see how much they encouraged you to read, and how it really took off in both your lives. Thanks for sharing!

May 7, 2015 - 11:01 pm

Pam - I think we are friends already….hello!

This was fun. When Magan asked me to do this, I said that I better do it then, that day! It was a very quickly written! I felt like I’ve done this before in a dream…weird, and I can’t seem to shake this feeling.

May 7, 2015 - 1:05 pm

Ramona - Love it….yes, Pam and I can and should be friends……

May 7, 2015 - 10:32 am

Emma @ Miss Print - I love this post idea! It’s so cool that both of your mothers were on board to guest post. And what great recs from both of your moms!

May 7, 2015 - 9:25 am

Christina - This is adorable! Happy Mothers’ Day!!