Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend.

Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.

 

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Release Day!

17Apr08

I’m sure you all need something new to read, so you’re lucky today is release day!  Check out these new titles:

AURELIA by Anne Osterlund

BRALESS IN WONDERLAND by Debbie Reed Fischer

CONFESSIONS OF A TRIPLE SHOT BETTY by Jody Gehrman

GODS OF MANHATTAN by Scott Mebus

LOOSE LIPS: THE SHOW by Jordan Cooke

NINTH GRADE SLAYS: THE CHRONICLES OF VLADIMIR TOD by Heather Brewer

PILOT EPISODE: THE SHOW by Jordan Cooke

SPIN THE BOTTLE by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

THE STARRY RIFT: TALES OF NEW TOMORROWS edited by Jonathan Strahan

WALK OF THE SPIRITS by Richie Tankersley Cusick

THE WINNING ELEMENT: THE SPECIALISTS by Shannon Greenland

Happy Reading!


Welcome!

17Apr08

Finally! TeensReadToo.com, your favorite site for all things having to do with YA and teen books, has got their own blog!

Make sure you check back regularly for cool stuff about your favorite authors, upcoming books we can’t wait to read, stupid news, interesting facts, and, no doubt, some rants and raves from the TRT resident Genius and her dedicated, hard-working, underpaid, yet always delightful “staff.”

It looks to be a fun and wild ride.


An article in Science Daily suggests that teens do stupid things (smoke, drink, take drugs, have unprotected sex, ride with drunk drivers) not because they haven’t thought about the risks or believe themselves to be invulnerable, but because the benefits of instant gratification or peer acceptance outweigh the risks in their mind.

I tend to agree. I think that, as the article suggests, most teens know good and well what can happen when they do incredibly stupid things. And even though they may even take the time to weigh the risks in their mind, or to seriously consider the effects of what they’re about to do, the need to make instantaneous decisions that will make them look good usually outweighs their common sense.

What do you think?