Using Informal Booktalks

Informal booktalks, mini-booktalks, or one-on-one booktalks.  No matter what you call them, they’re easier than traditional booktalks, but they still provide their own unique challenges.

I talk about a lot of stuff in this episode, including what it was like watching this video created by booktalking expert Joni Richards Bodart when I was in library school, and how I recently convinced some teenagers to check out some of my favorite books (Letters From the Inside and The Forest of Hands and Teeth) after talking to them for just a few seconds while standing in the YA fiction section of my library.

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