Drop Everything and Read
I learned about DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) when I was teaching middle school. I loved it then and still think it's a great idea. Now that I'm writing for a living, I rarely find time to do any reading just for pleasure. Usually, I'm reading something for an article or trying to study another style or see what is happening in publishing. But every once in a while, I run across something that causes me to throw that out the window and read just because I really, really want to dive into a particular book.
That happened earlier this week when I heard about this new title:
"You can retake your photos...but what if could redo moments in your life too? With one magical app, Zoe is able to do just that! A smart and funny twist on time travel from New York Times bestselling author Jen Calonita, for fans for Disney's Zapped and The Swap."
I mean, hello! You had me at time travel! I ordered it as soon as I heard about it. Sometimes you just can't wait for the paperback release!
Last night I read only the first chapter, but I really had to fight the urge to stay up all night and devour the entire book. I immediately connected with the protagonist, even though it's been...well, a while...since I was a tween. Already I can't wait to see what happens!
Also, what a great cover, don't you think?
Ginger Rue's latest book, Wonder Women of Science,
is co-authored with rocket scientist Tiera
Fletcher, who is currently working with NASA on the Mars mission. The
book profiles a dozen amazing women (besides Tiera!) who are blazing new
trails in their respective STEM fields.