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Early Word YA Galley Chat

Every month Early Word hosts a Twitter chat for YA librarians and readers to gather together and discuss upcoming titles. You can follow the hashtag #ewyagc to see yesterday’s discussion. Or you can check out the handy Storified version of the conversation.

What is Early Word? It’s an online tool for collection development and reader’s advisory. They have both an adult and a YA galley chat:

Join us each month for GalleyChat, to talk with fellow librarians about your favorite (and not-so-favorite) recent galleys, in two versions:

Adult Titles — held the first Tuesday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m, Eastern, the next one is Feb. 3. You’re welcome to join us at 3:30 for a “pre-Chat” —  virtual cocktails will be served. Hash tag, #ewgc.

Young Adult Titles — the third Tuesday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m., Eastern, (also with a pre-Chat session at 4:30, with virgin cocktails, of course). Hash tag, #ewyagc.

We use Twitter for GalleyChat, so if you’re new to Twitter, now’s the time to set up an account and begin honing your 140-character skills. Source and More Information: http://www.earlyword.com/galleychat/

Dear Cassie Read Along and Twitter Chat with author Lisa Burstein

From author Lisa Burstein: I’ve never done one of these before, but I thought it would be fun to host a read-along for Dear Cassie. I am lucky to have both: http://www.thebookishbabes.blogspot.com/& http://www.booklovingme.com/to help me with this as facilitators.  
 
Our event will end with a live Twitter chat with author Lisa Burstein as part of our upcoming Entangled Teen Week here at TLT.
Entangled Teen Week
April 29 – May 4
 
Book reviews, book lists, author posts and more! Plus, we’ll be giving away a mini-collection of Entangled Teen titles for your personal or favorite library.
 
So what does a read along mean? It means you and other people read Dear Cassie at the same time on a schedule. Maybe you’ve already read it. Maybe it’s been waiting on your shelf or e-reader, or maybe you’ve been meaning to read it. Whatever the case- now you can read it and WIN PRIZES and HAVE FUN!
 
How do you participate? Lots of ways.
  • You can comment on discussions on the book page on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1267371-dear-cassie-read-along
  • You can tweet you favorite lines, passages, characters using #CassieReadAlong or take photos of favorite passages/quotes, or of where the book is while you read, etc.
  • You can shout-out your daily F word count, or favorite use of swear word.
AND, that’s not all, each tweet you send or discussion you start or respond to enters you to WIN your 
choice of 5, 3 or 1 – Entangled Teen Digital Books!
 
3 Lucky Winners!
 
It all ends with a twitter chat hosted by Teen Librarian Toolbox on April 30th, where you get to tweet with other readers and ask me questions!
 
Schedule:
Week of April 1st– Chapters 1-7
Week of April 8th– Chapters 8-15
Week of April 15th– Chapters 15-22
Week of April 22nd– Chapters 22-29

Week of April 29th– Chapter 30