Thursday links are a mixed bag this week, some YA-related, some just not. Must be a January thing. Anyway, here she goes:
Happy songs make for happier teens, says this article in The Guardian on some research done at the University of Sussex. Well, coulda told you that for free. And earlier bedtimes help teens combat depression, reports Science Daily.
Can you write a story in six words? If your answer is yes, Narrative wants it for their Puzzler contest—but no procrastinating, because it’s due Monday. So get crackin’.
Katherine Paterson (Bridge to Terabithia author and Newbery Medalist) was named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress, PW reports.
In response to the dwindling amount of review outlets, GalleyCat will start GalleyCat Reviews.
John Green (author of Paper Towns, Edgar winner)talks about the future in reading at School Library Journal. Always love this crystal ball stuff, and it’s interesting to see what other people predict will happen in the ever changing landscape of books.
Agent Jane Dystel adds her two cents on the topic as well. And former publisher Richard Nash predicts the demise of big chain stores and attributes staying power to the indies.
Avatar made more than 1 billion buckaroos according to this USA Today report, congrats to the legions of people involved. I went to see it, adding my ten bucks to the pile, and thought it was great.
Happy Thursday, everyone! It's almost Friday, right?