April 22, 2009

Body Image Week


Today kicks off a Body Image theme week at MyFavoriteAuthor and I am excited to be participating along with The Story Siren, Presenting Lenore and authors Deborah Lytton, Sarah Darer Littman, Sara Zarr, Megan Frazer, Laurie Halse Anderson, Sydney Salter, and Erin Dionne!

The issue of body image and loving the skin that you're in is something that affects everyone in different ways and in different degrees. And there are a lot of books recently or soon-to-be released that address various aspects of the issue. SpeedReader of MyFavoriteAuthor has organized this theme week that will include book reviews, author interviews/guest posts/videos, a couple of challenges and a great book giveaway at the end.



So check them out today to see the full schedule of the week's events and where the various posts will be showing up around the blogosphere. And don't forget to accept the Body Image Challenge! Everyone who accepts the challenge and reports back at the end of the week will be entered in the giveaway to win:

WINTERGIRLS (signed) by Laurie Halse Anderson
MY BIG NOSE AND OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS by Sydney Salter
THE SECRETS OF TRUTH AND BEAUTY by Megan Frazer
MODELS DON'T EAT CHOCOLATE COOKIES by Erin Dionne

For some pre-festivities, you can check out my interview with Deborah Lytton and my review of WINTERGIRLS. As for the festivites themselves, you can see the schedule in the sidebar.



At IBWB, the special stuff starts tomorrow, with a guest post and challenge from Deborah Lytton. Yes, someone will win a signed hardcover. On Saturday, the illustrious Lenore will be guesting here. Yeah, I can't believe I'm doing something like this with a big name either! Then next Wednesday, SpeedReader will be dropping by. But ya'll should by no means restrict yourself to my blog! (At the very least, you should read my guest post - about my very silly issues - at the Story Siren this Saturday.)

Let's give a big hand to SpeedReader, who put all of this together! You're going to love Body Image Week - and hopefully you'll love yourself even more once it's over.

[Note: The Love Your Body campaign was shot for Melissa Walker. The photos may not be reproduced without my permission.]

12 comments:

  1. I had no idea it was body image week. Thanks for the heads up!

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  2. Thanks for participating Liv! I think it's going to be a great week!

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  3. Hi there! Thanks to you I discovered MFA which is heaven for the adult YA readers who feel a little icky hanging out with the teens sometimes. :)

    I'm also participating in this theme week in my own way. Have blogged about it today and will write up my own Body Image post later this week.

    Cheers~

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  4. Thanks for hosting this theme week. I look forward to your posts. BTW, being new to the YA book world, I'm not too familiar with the authors. Who are the women in the Love Your Image pictures?

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  5. Hopefully this week will familiarize you with the authors! Some of them are new to me too.

    The women in the photos are my friends. LYB was made to promote a similar campaign in Melissa Walker's Violet books. My friends very nicely let me take photos (and in some cases put make-up on them).

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  6. Heyy, you got a lil something over at my blog.

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  7. You already know how silly my guest blog is ;)

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  8. Maybe part of the challenge should've been not thinking our own issues are silly?

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  9. Liv - You are probably right!

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  10. I immediately thought of these photos when I heard about the challenge! I'm so glad you're participating!

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  11. Liv you're the best, what beautiful photos!

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  12. Melissa - I remembered them just as I posted!

    Aubrey - Thanks!

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