On 9/12/13, we met to discuss reader’s advisory during times of transition, especially during the super-busy back-to-school season.
It’s not even November yet, but I tell you what: this chat feels like it took place several years ago. This Fall has been crazy-busy!
I discovered a bunch of transcripts that I published on Storify but hadn’t yet managed to post here. Sorry about that, friends.
I’ll roll them out one by one for searching/finding ease.
First up, a Storify of our lively & informative chat with Lizzie Skurnick, author of Shelf Discovery and publisher of Lizzie Skurnick Books. Since Lizzie’s bread & butter is bringing lost classics of middle grade & YA back into print, we chose backlist as our topic of discussion, launching the immortal hashtag #babygotbacklist on an unsuspecting world.
Last week’s ReadAdv was another super-lively discussion! We talked discussed Reader’s Advisory 101 — how we developed our skills, the resources we love, the mentors we admire, the mistakes we’ve made and the genres we know we rock at matching with readers.
The chat transcript is right here. Happy reading!
We’ll be back on Thursday, July 25th with a discussion of Beach Reads for every age & every genre. Be there!
Hi, friends. Due to vacation, workload, & travel plans, we are going to skip our regularly scheduled April 4 session of ReadAdv.
We will see you at 8 PM EDT on Thursday, April 18, with a hot-hot-hawt topic: Automated RA.
We don’t mean the kind of mediated RA you participate in when you seek out & sift through recommendations from your friends on GoodReads or post a “recommend books for my beach vacation!” thread on Facebook.
We’re talking about automated algorithmic services online. We figure you have some thoughts & feelings about them, and we’d love to hear all about it!
Join us! Use the TweetChat Room or just follow #ReadAdv on Twitter.