I wanted to say thank you to everyone who filled out the GreenBeanTeenQueen survey! Your kind words and feedback were so helpful and made me smile!
I wanted to let you know of a couple of changes coming to GreenBeanTeenQueen thanks to your feedback.
-I will start adding book pairings to the titles I review, since this seems to be helpful to readers, teachers and librarians. These aren't always read-alikes and a copy of the book reviewed, but instead books I think that would pair nicely in a book club or book discussion or things I think a reader of the reviewed title would also like. Most of these suggestions will be books I have read (and hopefully reviewed) on GreenBeanTeenQueen, but some might not have gotten reviews yet or are older reads, or are books that I have had suggested to me by my teens or other bloggers and I trust their opinions.
-I asked if you'd like to see Book Talk Ideas, but then when I started adding them to my reviews, I realized I was just repeating my "About the Book" section. So I'm going to tweak my "About the Book" a bit and try to make that something that you could copy and use as a book talk if needed. Hopefully that's helpful to my fellow librarians and teachers.
-There's lots of mixed opinions on book ratings, and since I haven't found the perfect system and I like it and several of my readers like it, I'm keeping my book ratings as is and will continue to rate books. I'll give half ratings and sometimes a .25 or .75 because it is really really hard to find the perfect rating. But I'll round up on Goodreads and Amazon and my rating scale meanings will remain 1-5.
-I got Mr. GreenBeanSexyMan to serve as a Reader Selector for the Gateway committee, so that means he'll be reading more YA-(haha-sucker....I mean-yay, what a great husband!) so I hope to get his reviews of the books he reads. Plus, you guys can help me pester him into reading more YA-any suggestions for a great YA fantasy series he should read and review?
-Look for more posts on life as a teen librarian, my adventures in the library, and programs that I run at my library. I love these posts and it seems that my readers do too-yay!-so I'll start including more library related info.
Thanks for all the feedback and thanks a million for being a reader of GreenBeanTeenQueen-you guys rock!