[If reading news articles isn't your thing, don't worry. There will be more fun stuff soon. And in the meantime, here is a pug who can sing along to the old 'Batman' theme. Hurray for the internet!]
There have been some interesting articles published recently on the reasons that female authors seem to dominate the genre of YA fiction: one by Meghan Lewit in The Atlantic, and one by Laura Miller in Salon. If you're interested, read them and tell us what you think in the comments.