Friday, August 29, 2014

What is Sandy Hall reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Sandy Hall, author of A Little Something Different.

Her entry begins:
As a young adult librarian, I work really hard to strike a balance between what I need to read and what I want to read. Luckily I genuinely love and enjoy reading young adult literature, so I don’t mind reading that the majority of the time. But there are definitely times when I just need to read a story about my peer group.

When I can get away with it, I try to read one YA book, one adult book, one YA book, one adult book, etc. There are certain times of the year that I can’t squeeze an adult book in the middle, like when I need to read for my book awards committee or when I’m planning summer book club.

Now that you know my extremely scientific technique for reading, I can tell you about what I’ve been reading this summer.

Ready, Player One by Ernest Cline was actually recommended to me by one of the teens at work. She loved it. She kept going on and on about it every time I ran into her and I knew I needed to get a hold of it ASAP. It’s...[read on]
About A Little Something Different, from the publisher:
The distinctive new crowdsourced publishing imprint Swoon Reads proudly presents its first published novel—an irresistibly sweet romance between two college students told from 14 different viewpoints.

The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together.

Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.

But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. You'll be rooting for Gabe and Lea too, in Sandy Hall's quirky, completely original novel A Little Something Different, chosen by readers, writes, and publishers, to be the debut titles for the new Swoon Reads imprint!
Visit Sandy Hall's Twitter perch and learn more about the author.

Writers Read: Sandy Hall.

--Marshal Zeringue