• The mayor of a small Spanish town has proposed a new pro-reading initiative: pay kids to read.
What do you hope readers gain from reading Boy Toy?
Well, I’m not trying to change the world. You write to entertain people, to make them think a little, to give them a glimpse into someone else’s life. Maybe it’s a glimpse that’s somehow applicable to their own lives. That would be best — if reading the book helps someone understand their own problems or the problems of a loved one just a little bit better.
• The Robie Harris blog tour continues today over at Kids Lit. She'll be here tomorrow, talking about (of course!) book challenges. Previous stops on the tour were at Fuse #8, Book Buds and MotherReader.
• Play DDR to erase your library fines. My friend Mark (who sent me the link) suggests that we replace DDR with GTA and offer $1 fine totals for every successful bank heist.