Teens Do Read Says Nicole Brinkley, Teen Founder of Popular YA Book Review Site, WORDforTeens.com. Holding a Halloween Haunts Contest

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Nicole Brinkley, who founded WORDforTeens.com, says that teens do read beyond Harry Potter and Twilight. Her site celebrates books with an upcoming Halloween Haunts contest -- book giveaways, author interviews and so much more!

Teens DO read!

Teens are reading and writing, so ignore the reports that they aren't. They aren’t just reading Harry Potter or Twilight. Check out Brinkley’s page and you’ll see that teens read many types of books and turn to sites such as hers to discuss their favorites.

Brinkley’s site, WORDforTeens.com, (WORD stands for Worthy of Reading and Discussing) was founded when she was 14 years old and is now one of the most popular teen young adult book blogs on the Internet today. In the beginning, she blogged about the most recent book she purchased or borrowed from the library. She gave it a rating of 0 to 10 (the best) and compared it to something else she read in that same genre, letting her readers know which one she preferred. She has since interviewed many best-selling authors including Sophie Jordan, Sci-Fi author Todd McCaffrey, and Rachel Hawkins. The authors love her creative questions!

To celebrate that teens really do read, Brinkley is hosting Book Spooks, a celebration running from October 17 to October 31 that surrounds a love of all things book and all things Halloween. After all, Halloween is so much fun - and books are so tied into this holiday! WORD will have feature days, some fun activities, book features, and some fantastic giveaways. Some activities include: Cast Your Villain: Who is your favorite villain? Is it the pixie Opal Koboi from the Artemis Fowl series? Or maybe it's President Snow from The Hunger Games! Who would YOU cast to play them? Treasure Hunt: Want a chance to win some fantastic prizes? Enter the treasure hunt! Complete ten cover based riddles for the chance to win a 'cauldron' full of fantastic books! Author Halloween Love: Why does your favorite author love Halloween? Well, you're about to find out! Starring Sophie Jordan, Lauren Baratz-Logsted, and Tricia Rayburn, among others. Spellapalooza: Who doesn't love a good witch? (Or warlock) It's time to talk about some great spells, some great witches - and maybe even some great books!

Nightshade: Author Andrea Cremer is stopping by to celebrate the release of her highly anticipated debut novel, Nightshade! Enjoy a fantastically fun interview with Andrea, check out some great Nightshade reviews, and enter to win a copy yourself! Day of the Wolves: Andrea Cremer stopped by yesterday - so why not keep talking about werewolves today? There are more kick ass wolves out there besides Nightshade's Calla, after all, and this is all about them. Classic Haunts: There are so very many classic horror stories - and nowadays, so many classic stories with some horror thrown in! Come learn about the classics, their zombie-werewolf-and-vampire filled adaptions, and enter the giveaway!

Coffins 'n Things: If you were a vampire, where you shop to buy what you needed? A funeral home, probably! Today we stick with the classic creepy creature - and the books that host them. Costume Madness: Happy Halloween! Are you wearing a book based costume? Tell me about it! Because I've got some authors stopping by, and though their costumes may not be related to their books, they sure are fun.

Visit http://www.wordforteens.com for more information.

Attention Advertisers and Editors: Nicole Brinkley is available for interviews and is now accepting advertising. For more information, contact wordforteens(at)gmail(dot)com.

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