Blogging for Regine

Regines Book TP_9781936976010Zest Books Invites You to Blog for Regine

Regine Stokke began her blog after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in 2008. Her goal was to paint a realistic picture of what it’s like to battle a life-threatening illness—and to share her experience with the world. During the 15 months Regine was sick, and to her death, she transformed from an average teenage girl, upset that she didn’t have a private hospital room, to a grateful and humble young woman with a deep appreciation for the beauty all around her.

Regine’s Book is her personal story as it was written on her blog and features her own photography and artwork, as well as comments from blog readers and entries from those who loved her most. Most of us likely know someone affected by cancer, but don’t know the details of what it is like to live day to day with the disease. Regine’s Book puts a face on this terrible disease, and deals with every facet of living with cancer, from the good days to the bad and everything in between.

Regine Stokke

Honor Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week, March 31 – April 6, 2014, by reading the posts, tributes, and reflective blog posts from the bloggers listed here:

Thursday, March 13

Monday, March 31
Confessions of a Fiction Reading Shopaholic Foodie

Tuesday, April 1
Mundie Moms
Read for Your Future

Wednesday, April 2
Book Dreaming
Word to Dreams
Cassandra M’s Place

Thursday, April 3
Bewitching Bibliophile
Sara Biren

Friday, April 4
The Reading Vixens

Saturday, April 5
The Tattered Page

Sunday, April 6
Book Whales
Whispering Winds Book Reviews
Live to Read

Monday, April 28
What’s Good in the Library?

Several bloggers have already blogged in memory of Regine and in solidarity with all whose lives have been touched by cancer; their posts appear below. Many illuminate the importance of becoming a blood and bone marrow donor.

Sara Biren
I Read Banned Books
Imaginary Reads
Hollywood the Write Way
Libby Blog
Coffee, Books and Me
The Crazy Bookworm
Confessions of a Book Junkie
The Cozy Reader
Born Bookish
Actin’ Up with Books
Crow River Writer
E.L. Schneider

If you’re a blogger and would like us to add your tribute to this list, please send us an email. Thank you for spreading the word about this heartfelt and inspiring book.

Read an excerpt from Regine’s Book in HuffPost Teen

Read a teen’s review of Regine’s Book from YA Think, Burbank Public Library’s Teen Blog

Zest Books has made a donation to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training in Regine’s honor upon publication of Regine’s Book. In addition to joining our blog action, we urge you to consider supporting these incredible organizations in any way you can:

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Be the Match: National Bone Marrow Donor Program

DKMS: Register to become a bone marrow donor

Gift of Life: Bone Marrow Foundation