Mollee here… just thinking about our upcoming chat tonight to celebrate ONE YEAR of this amazing Twitter Book club!
I’m so grateful to have connected with teachers, librarians, and readers across the country and beyond! The first time we had people join us from beyond NC, then eventually, all the way from Canada… Tavia and I were ecstatic! We have no desire to get so big and out of hand we can’t connect with people one on one, rather, we are thrilled by the connections we’ve made to people we wouldn’t know if not for #YearofYA.
It blows my mind to think that 1 year ago I did not know many of you, and now we have regular conversations online. Plus! I’ve celebrated w/ Marli in Margaritaville and met an abundance of authors with Allison at BEA! 2 people I would have passed by in person w/o knowing how amazing they are, if it weren’t for #YearofYA. Lauren is right down the road from me, and thanks to a crazy idea I had w/ my partner-in-crime, she became an online friend, and one I often see at book events around our little beach town! BJ is our resident-reader, whose “retired reading time” we’re all so jealous of (and enjoy the benefits of getting reviews!). There’s so many others than come and go w/ #YearofYA and we’re so grateful for each connection.
With that all said, we hope to have a great group tonight for our birthday chat! This month was easy – read whatever has piled up, now that we have time to catch up on OUR reading — all the questions can be answered based on books you read this month, or over the past year! If you can’t make it, be sure to drop a comment on here, or just tweet out using #YearofYA anytime you want to connect — we check the # on a daily basis to stay in touch with our amazing book club friends!
We’re already scheming ways to making #YearofYA even more awesome in Year 2! Of course this wouldn’t have launched like it did, if not for the most inspiring partner-in-crime, #TheTinaToMyAmy!