Brown Bookshelf Chat #3: Hype, Hype, Hooray!

Teens read books.  They know what they like about books as well as what they dislike.

When I was teaching, I loved to share good books and talk about a good read with my students.  It was fun to be able to pass along a good book recommendation as well as receive a tip about a book that I must read. 

Now it’s time to expand that conversation about books with more teens. 

Just like politicians want to hear from their constituents, authors enjoy being able to hear from our readers.  Thanks to the Internet, we’re able to exchange e-mails or come together on message boards or chat rooms.

The Brown Bookshelf wants to hear from its teen readers.  Hype, Hype, Hooray is the final chat in The Brown Bookshelf’s summer chat series.  We’re inviting teens all over the country to log on to MySpace, stop by the Brown Bookshelf’s group on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 9:00 PM EST, and express themselves about books, favorite authors, and what makes them love a book. 

Since we’ve launched The Brown Bookshelf, teens have chimed in on some of their author favorites including Dana Davidson, Christopher Paul Curtis, and Stephanie Perry Moore.  They are enthusiastic about books they’ve read for school and for pleasure.  Now is the chance for teens to dialogue with each other and The Brown Bookshelf in real time. 

We’re curious about what books they’re reading and what books they want to read.  Our goal is to dialogue and gain insight from the people we write for as well as introduce them to more authors for them to check out.

So on Wednesday, after checking out the matinee of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, stop by MySpace and talk books with The Brown Bookshelf team.

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