"Young Girl Reading," by George Goodwin Kilburne Young, 1924.

“Young Girl Reading,” by George Goodwin Kilburne Young, 1924.

Last week’s BookCon in NYC (the Saturday following the close of the giant book industry trade show known as Book Expo Amercia – BEA) drew thousands of readers to the Javits Center. Celebrity authors headlined to read their work and sign autographs, while panels of authors filled sessions with discussions of their work. From this first-ever “reader-con,” NPR’s Linda Holmes wrote an insightful piece about an emerging group of readers called “Book Girls,” the ones Holmes says, “scream at authors the way people screamed at the Beatles on Ed Sullivan.”

This week in #LitChat MediaMonday we’ll discuss “Book Girls” and why they are such a powerful force. Join us from 4-5 p.m. E.D.T. in Twitter, or login to our dedicated channel at www.nurph.com/litchat.

Media resource here: The Muscle-Flexing, Mind-Blowing Book Girls Will Inherit The Earth, Linda Holms, NPR Monkey See, June 5, 2014.

Later This Week in #LitChat

natalia sylvesterOn Wednesday, June 11, 2014, from 4-5 p.m. E.D.T., Natalia Sylvester joins us to discuss her debut novel, Chasing the Sun.

Follow Natalia Sylvester on Twitter: @NataliaSylv.