Sunday, November 23, 2008

Young Adult Literature

Hello All!

First, the good news--I accepted an offer of a position as a Young Adult Librarian with the Pima County Public Library!!! I will be working at the Valencia Branch, located in Tucson, near the Tucson International Airport.

I'm very excited, both to be working in a new library, and to be working with a new age group. Which brings me to the second part of my news--Patti's Pens and Picks will probably have more reviews and mentions of Young Adult Literature than before. I just started Cory Doctorow's Little Brother, and I picked up a whole bunch of other books to read soon also. As I start December 1, I don't think I'll get all the books finished :).

For the first two months, I plan on commuting--1.5 hours plus each way, so I will also start listening to audiobooks, both adult and young adult. Until now, I preferred to listen to nonfiction only on audio, as I've always been afraid of getting too involved with the story to listen to fiction while driving :). I'm going to work my way past this fear, as I can get quite a bit of listening into 3-4 hours of driving a day. Don't worry, I won't be doing this for very long!

If you have any recommendations for Young Adult Literature, especially on audio, please let me know. I think I'll start with finishing the Harry Potter series that I started rereading this year--I've heard that the reader for this series is excellent.

Don't worry, I'll still be reading a variety of literature and genres, but my immediate focus will be a catch-up of some Young Adult Literature.

Happy Reading!


Bill Crider said...

Hooray for the new job! As for YA (since you're a mystery fan), give Nancy Werlin's books a try, if you haven't already.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Congrats, Patti. And check out my interview with Kathe Koja tomorrow for a great YA writer. May you have all the happiness and satisfaction you deserve.

Cathy said...

Congratulations, Patti! Some YA fiction that I've enjoyed recently is the "Ugly" series by Scott Westerfeld.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Patti-How about a digital picture of you reading for my blog project? I've been posting them for the last few weeks.

Patti O said...

Thanks for the suggestions, Bill and Cathy! And I will get Ken to take a photo of me reading this weekend, Patti--I need a new photo for my various profiles anyway :).

Thanks to everyone for the congratulations also!

Debbie said...

I am so envious! congrats.