I haven't been posting on Dig Me Out of late, but I haven't been slacking. Instead, I created a new, improved books blog for teens, teachers, teen librarians, and parents who need books that grab older kids' attention.
Here's my new blog, YA Reads (and other things). An added bonus is that it includes brain-challenging video games, fantastic audiobooks, and even music (so I get to dabble in my old profession -- music criticism -- a bit).
There is a ridiculous bounty of wonderful stuff out there just waiting to be read and explored. I plan to add something to this blog every week (maybe posting that will make it come true!).
I really hope that you enjoy my new blog. If you run into something that you haven't read, listened to, or played, please try to find it at your local library. If they don't have it, request it. Make friends with your teen librarian. I've dealt with many and have found them to be exemplary human beings, both helpful and incredibly cool. They are your resources and we are so lucky to have them (and we need to keep them).
I would love to hear from you if you have any comments and suggestions! Welcome to YAROT!