Friday, October 30, 2009

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Did You Celebrating Teen Read Week: Oct 18 - 24 ?
Did You Encourage teens to read something out of this world, just for the fun of it ?

Check Out Teens' Favorite Reads I, II, and III @ Burbank Public Library

. . . or . . .

Check Out 2009 Teens' Top 10
- over 11,000 teen voters chose Paper Towns as their favorite book

Paper Towns - John Green (Penguin/Dutton)
Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry)
Identical - Ellen Hopkins (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry)
The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)
Wake - Lisa McMann (Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse)
Untamed - P.C. and Kristin Cast (St. Martin's Griffin)
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks - E. Lockhart (Disney-Hyperion)

Graceling - Kristin Cashore (Harcourt/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

. . . take a look at a survey of What Teens Read:

What do Teens Want ?

PW: October 26, 2009 by Carol Fitzgerald

In an industry without a lot of good news to report, the one consistent bright spot has been publishing for teens.
The survey reflects teens who are already drawn to books; not studying what keeps nonreaders from picking up a book.

- Avid readers during the summer: 41% read more than 20 books

- Continue reading for pleasure during school: 34% read more than 10 books

- Genres: 87% fiction; 76% series; 74% romance; 69% fantasy; 64% adventure; 61% mysteries; 53% books made into film; 44% horror; 43% classics . . .

- Formats: 79% paperbacks; 74% hardcover; 6% audiobooks; 6% e-books

- Adult Titles: 31% read them without reservation; 58% read depending on the book; 11% do not read adult titles - The most popular adult authors include Mitch Albom, Jane Austen, Meg Cabot, Agatha Christie, Mary Higgins Clark, Suzanne Collins, Michael Crichton, Janet Evanovich, John Grisham, Charlaine Harris, Sophie Kinsella, Dean Koontz, George Orwell, Chuck Palahniuk, James Patterson, Jodi Picoult, David Sedaris, Nicholas Sparks and John Steinbeck.

- Social Networking
Facebook: 71% -26% check in more than once a day; 14% once a day
MySpace: 42% -8% use it more than once a day; 7% once a day
Twitter: 25.7% -6% use it more than once a day; 2.7% once a day
also use Goodreads, Shelfari, Library Thing and a few use Flickr

- E-books: reading for fun if price were affordable:
46% preferred printed books; 38% would like one; 16% not sure how they felt

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