Rarely do we get to get to know our
nerds authors in such an up-close and personal way as at Reading Matters. The kids who run the Centre for Youth Literature (the very same kids who are behind INSIDEaDOG) somehow manage to draw hot authors to their party like students to free milk (homework club runs every Wednesday from 3:05. Free milk!).
This year’s haul included Inky longlisted authors, graphic novelists and a YA writing librettist (it’s a thing). I won’t bore you with listing all the authors but lets just say that my reading list has just gotten a bit longer.
While we were there ‘working’ (read: schmoozing, enjoying amazing danishes, hanging out with other librarians), Julie managed to sidle up to Libba Bray. This was the result…
Libba Bray to Thomas, ‘I bow to you’
Over the next few weeks and months we will be purchasing books written by the fantastic authors at the conference and adding them to our shelves and e-book platform. Keep an eye out for them and feel free to come and ask us for a recommendation that will appeal to your mien.