Archive for November, 2008

Ohio State Buckeyes 42, Michigan 7
By November 22, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Ohio State Buckeyes 42, Michigan 7

Here in Columbus, Ohio all is well! And for those of you who just can’t get enough of the Game… From Tyndale House Publishers From Hachette Audio Do you like sports audiobooks? Here is a great new blog to follow: Sports-Audiobooks Only two months old and over 70 posts!

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No Sex, Please, We’re British
By November 22, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

No Sex, Please, We’re British

                It’s literary award season, and here’s one you might not have heard of: the Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction award.  Not bad books, just bad sex in sometimes very good books. Established by Auberon Waugh and presented by the Literary Review since 1993, the award is intented to “gently” persuade authors and publishers not to include “unconvincing, perfunctory, […]

Counterfit audiobooks in the U.K.
By November 21, 2008 1 Comments Read More →

Counterfit audiobooks in the U.K.

Here’s an article on audiobooks being counterfeited and sold on eBay as bootleg CDs. Lemony Snicket, Harry Potter, Narnia, and Lord of the Rings are mentioned as top sellers. And the U.K. Publisher’s Associations report on e-piracy interestingly states that Science Fiction & Fantasy “accounts for most of the volume of pirated audio books.” Arrr!

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The Bad Sex Shortlist is Here!
By November 21, 2008 2 Comments Read More →

The Bad Sex Shortlist is Here!

There are ten writers up for The Literary Review’s most coveted award this year. And the nominees are: James Buchan for The Gate of Air Simon Montefiore for Sashenka John Updike for The Widows of Eastwick Kathy Lette for To Love, Honour and Betray Alastair Campbell for All in the Mind Rachel Johnson for Shire Hell Isabel Fonseca for Attachment Ann […]

Posted in: Awards, Likely Stories
How an audiobook is made
By November 21, 2008 3 Comments Read More →

How an audiobook is made

Enjoy this video from Random House on the making of a Star Wars audiobook, narrated by Jonathan Davis. Learn about the roles of an audiobook director, engineer, sound technician, and narrator: And for all you Star Wars lovers out there, here’s another audio treat:

Posted in: Audiobooker, Video
It’s the End of the World as We Know It…
By November 21, 2008 2 Comments Read More →

It’s the End of the World as We Know It…

I have to confess… the end of the world is a source of great pleasure to me. Just when I think I’ve read about every possible way that humanity can slide into the abyss, another author comes up with an inventive take on armageddon or its aftermath. Many readers only recently discovered post-apocalyptic literature, when […]

Reading the Memoir of our President-Elect
By November 20, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Reading the Memoir of our President-Elect

When my book group discussed Barack Obama’s memoir, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, in 2004, we had no way of knowing that the author would become the 44th President of the United States. It made me wonder how book groups picking up the book now will read it, how Obama […]

Audiobooker
By November 20, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Audiobooker

Audiobook addicts, rejoice: today, we at Booklist Online are proud to introduce the newest member of our family of blogs, Audiobooker.  It’s written by Mary Burkey, a teacher, librarian, and audiobook addict who will be writing about “listening, learning, and the joy of headsets.” This isn’t a launch but a very meaningful change of address. Mary has blogged […]

Matthiessen, Gordon-Reed, Doty, and Blundell The Win National Book Award
By November 20, 2008 4 Comments Read More →

Matthiessen, Gordon-Reed, Doty, and Blundell The Win National Book Award

The National Book Award winners were announced last night: Fiction Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen (Modern Library) Non Fiction The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed (Norton) Poetry Fire to Fire by Mark Doty (HarperCollins) Young People’s Literature What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell (Scholastic)  Each winner took home a […]

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National Book Award Youth Winner
By November 20, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

National Book Award Youth Winner

From the National Book Award website: YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE WINNER: Judy Blundell, What I Saw and How I Lied (Scholastic) – Interview Laurie Halse Anderson, Chains (Simon & Schuster) – Interview Coming Soon Kathi Appelt, The Underneath (Atheneum) – Interview E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (Hyperion) – Interview Tim Tharp, The Spectacular […]

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