Here we go, my first proper update for ages - the best 5 things I've found on the web this week.
The most important thing on the list – no offence to anyone else included – is undoubtedly the amazing Authors For Japan auction which finishes TODAY! Amazing stuff including 5 copies of the YA Yeah Yeah favourite The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan, signed copy of the Sarra Manning book of your choice plus a character name in her next adult novel, chapter or short story critiques, coffee and cake in London with agent turned author Alison Bond to kickstart your writing dreams, and 170 or so more lots. Plus, you’re donating to a really worthy cause. Ends at 8pm TODAY so be quick!
Author Kody Keplinger’s blog post “I Didn’t Know I Was Bullied” is perhaps the most powerful blog post I can ever recall reading. I won’t even attempt to summarise it, this is a complete must-read for all teenagers.
The awesome Small Review’s superb Review Comparisons are a brilliant way to see what other bloggers are saying about books. Today’s, on Cynthia Hand’s Unearthly, is incredibly in depth.
Unshelved’s new comic strip sees the updated version of Roald Dahl’s Matilda. An e-reader is everyone’s dream, right? Wrong… seriously hilarious!
5 star Call Me Crazy reviews tend to be so enthusiastic they leave me wishing I hadn’t read them until I had a copy of the book in my hand because I can’t cope with the wait to get it! This one of The Liar Society is no exception – fantastic review of what looks like a great book.