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Monday, October 5, 2009

Reluctant Reader Suggestions

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Lisa McMannLisa McMann is an author who didn't necessarily write her books with the reluctant reader in mind, so it's just coincidence that the diary format breaks the story up into smaller, easily digestible chunks of text.  As with the proetry form of Jaime Adoff, this style can make reading less daunting for those who fear the traditional dense format.

The stories themselves are pretty interesting.  There are twists and turns that you don't always see coming and the complexity of Janie and Cabel add to the mystery of the creative storyline of the Dream Catcher series.  To learn more about this author check out her guest blog or her website. Tell her Moonlight, Lace and Mayhem sent you!
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Reluctant Reader Suggestions

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Carl DeukerCarl Deuker writes sports fiction.  Now, even though these stories are in the traditional dense format, the subject matter is geared toward young athletes.  Sometimes, the problem with reluctant readers has more to do with subject matter than anything else.  Haven't you ever found books that you haven't wanted to read?  I know I have, and these books can make for some decent out-of-school reading. 
Check out his guest blog or his website. Tell him Moonlight, Lace and Mayhem sent you!

See you in the moonlight!

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Reluctant Reader Suggestions

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Jaime AdoffJaime Adoff writes his story in the prose-poem style, which I like to call "proetry".  Sentences are broken up on the page like poems with headings.  The headings and what comes after flow together creating a seamless story that can be read in small chucks.  These smaller bites can make reading easier and much less daunting.  A novel format which I hope catches on! 

Check out his guest blog or view his website.  Tell him Moonlight, Lace and Mayhem YA sent you!

See you in the moonlight!

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Welcome to Our Archives

In this section, you will find links to the previous YA Spotlight posts and previous YA authors presented here on our blog.  The list starts with the most recent and finishes with the very first YA author we presented.  Enjoy!  

Stack of Books - Cartoony02/22/2010 - Rachel Vincent
02/15/2010 - Sandra Cox
02/08/2010 - Christina Kilbourne
02/01/2010 - Jo Ramsey

01/25/2010 - Nancy Holder
01/18/2010 - Carol Snow
01/11/2010 - Sandra Cox
01/04/2010 - Molly Daniels

12/12/2009 - Alyson Noel

12/05/2009 - Christine Hart

11/28/2009 - Penny Colman
11/21/2009 - Barbara Greenwood
11/14/2009 - Alexandra Sokoloff
11/07/2009 - Tim Whitney

10/31/2009 - Rachel Caine
10/24/2009 - Megan Crewe
10/17/2009 - Amanda Ashby
10/10/2009 - Alyson Noel
10/03/2009 - Lisa McMann

09/26/2009 - Jeannine Garsee
09/19/2009 - Fon James
09/12/2009 - Carl Deuker
09/05/2009 - Jay Asher's Book

08/29/2009 - Ashley Rice
08/22/2009 - Kimberly Joy Peters
08/19/2009 - Marcus Dino
08/15/2009 - Nancy Werlin
08/08/2009 - Christine Hart
08/03/2009 - Susan Beth Pfeffer
08/01/2009 - Jaime Adoff

07/25/2009 - Sara Zarr
07/18/2009 - Brian S. Pratt
07/11/2009 - Linda Dawda

06/13/009 - Barry Eva

05/26/2009 - Julianne Moore

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Welcome to the Book Nook!

Corner Shelf

This is where you'll find images and reviews of all the books we've read by authors featured on our blog whether it was part of our YA Spotlight or part of our regular line-up.  You may also find some of our reviews on Goodreads.  All of the authors that have been presented through the YA Spotlight will have at least one book reviewed on our Goodreads group - Moonlight, Lace and Mayhem - YA Spotlight 

Feel free to discuss any YA book here in our comment section!

The books are shown alphabetically by author:

Coming Soon!  Keep checking back, thanks! 

Welcome to the YA Room

YA Couch

Please relax and feel free to take a look around.
This room is for our YA Enthusiasts of all ages.

Starting in January 2010, all of our YA Author Spotlight features will appear here!

Current Spotlight Author!   

If you:
have an author you would like to see interviewed here,
would like to contribute book reviews, or
have sites and blogs you think we should promote,
give her the details because we want your input!
Be sure to put MLM YA Room in the subject area!  

Thanks and enjoy!   

Guest Bloggers and Book Reviews

We're always looking for authors who would love to be featured as part of our weekly YA Author Spotlight and have their books promoted here.

Moonlight, Lace and Mayhem's weekly YA Author Spotlight program isn't just about encouraging adults and teens to read your books, but it's about helping parents learn about what books are out there for their kids to read and hopefully help parents find books they can enjoy and discuss with their kids.  We are also working on being a helpful resource.  As we find regular books and authors who are promoted or have received acknowledgment for helping certain types of readers, we promote that too!

If you're an author with a specific audience, we want to know about it and help you promote it!   

The "Reluctant Reader" section stemmed from a desire to help promote authors who go out of their way to cater to these kids of readers because I think it's great!  My nephew is a reluctant reader, and we're still trying to find ways to encourage him to read, so this section is dedicated to him and all teens who struggle with reading or haven't discovered the joys of books yet because they haven't been shown how fun it can be!     

To guest blog with us and/or have your book reviewed here, please contact: and be sure to put "Guest Blogger" or "Book Review" in the subject heading so I know you're not spam!