Mundie Moms

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Lily Collins's Message to Mundie Moms!!!

Lily Collins has sent a message to Mundie Moms for fans of Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments series! Check out Lily's message here:

Let the fan girliness begin! I know I totally did a fan girl happy dance. Thank you Lily! I'll be asking Lily, along with the rest of the cast your questions when I'm on the movie set on Friday! There will be much more to come pertaining to The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie, which is set to be released next summer, August 23rd, 2013.

HIDDEN Chat with Sophie Jordan TONIGHT on Twitter

I am so excited about tonight's author chat! I'm hosting a live author chat with HIDDEN author Sophie Jordan tonight on Twitter at 8:30 pm CST / 9:30 EST.

Everyone is welcome to join this SPOILER FREE chat. You can follow along or join the chat via #HIDDEN. Hope to see you on Twitter tonight.

Happy Release Day!

There are a TON of awesome books being released today. Check out some of the picks you can finally get your hands on:

Twitter Tuesday - Banned Books Week

Okay, you guys probably figured out that I'm excited about two things this month. Numero uno is Katie's (OMGNOWAY) visit to the TMI set this week!!! Okay, I had to get that out of the way. Because...well, in our mundie world it just doesn't get any better than that.

But my number two reason to be excited is because September signals #bannedbooksweek (yes, that's the official hashtag for all of us on twitter). This year, Banned Books Week will be celebrating their 30th anniversary during the week of September 30th - October 6th. And if you're anything like me, you'll take your kids to your local library to peruse their Banned Books Week displays.
Take a glance at the Ten Most Challenged Books of 2011 according to ALA. They include the  ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series) by Lauren Myracle, The Hunger Games (trilogy) by Suzanne Collins, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Gossip Girl (series) by Cecily Von Ziegesar and  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
I've already picked up ttyl because my daughter adores Lauren's middle grade series, Love Ya Bunches. I figure one day soon, she'll want to read her YA series so I'm going to see what the objections are about. In our house, no book is banned but we do have discussions about subject matter, plot and character's choices.
I don't want to leave you picturing meal times at our house, instead take a look at the powerful video that Bookmans (locations in Tucson, Mesa, Phoenix and Flagstaff) put together. It's a little over two minutes and well worth your time:


You can follow all the Virtual Read Out videos on BBW's YouTube channel.