Archive for January, 2009

Amazing Audiobooks 2009
By January 29, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

Amazing Audiobooks 2009

The Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association sponsors the Amazing Audiobooks list of suggested listening for those ages 12-18, drawn from the previous two years of spoken-word releases. Essential purchases for YA collections, plus great cross-over listening for adults, too. Thanks to the committee and chair Lee Catalano for finding the […]

Posted in: Audiobooker, Awards
Personally, I'm Publishing My Memoir as a Screenplay of a Novel
By January 28, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Personally, I'm Publishing My Memoir as a Screenplay of a Novel

Your Herman Rosenblat update, courtesy of Arts Beat: An independent publisher said it had completed an agreement to publish a novel tentatively titled “The Apple,” based on a movie screenplay that was, in turn, adapted from Herman Rosenblat’s falsified Holocaust memoir, “Angel at the Fence.” Got that? Personally, I’m waiting for the video game, which […]

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2009 Notable Children’s Recordings list
By January 28, 2009 2 Comments Read More →

2009 Notable Children’s Recordings list

Here is the final uncorrected list of titles named as the 2009 Notable Children’s Recordings by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. Both audiobooks and musical recordings are on the list, which includes titles of interest to children from birth to age twelve. Looking for the best […]

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RUSA READING BOOK COUNCIL 2009 TITLES
By January 28, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

RUSA READING BOOK COUNCIL 2009 TITLES

Since 2007, the RUSA Reading List Council honors the best titles in adult genre fiction.  These titles might make good books for your book discussion group.  Here is the third list of title, just announced: Adrenaline: Blue Heaven, C.J. Box (St. Martin) Horror: Sharp Teeth, Toby Barlow (HarperCollins) Mystery: The Garden of Evil, David Hewson […]

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) 2009 CODES Notable Books Council Book Awards
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The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) 2009 CODES Notable Books Council Book Awards

Looking for some good books for your book group?  Why not check out this list of the best from last year just announced.  Since 1944, the goal has been to list 25 great works that are readable. The website for this list is http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/rusa/awards/notablebooks/index.cfm.    FICTION Alameddine, Rabih. The Hakawati. Knopf Publishing Group 9780307266798. Aslam, Nadeem. […]

The 2009 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production winner & honor titles
By January 27, 2009 3 Comments Read More →

The 2009 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production winner & honor titles

On Monday, January 26th, the following titles were announce at the Youth Media Awards ceremony at the ALA Mid-Winter conference as this year’s top audiobooks. For a complete listing of all award winners, including a video, go to www.ala.org/yma Congratulations to the publishers, directors, authors, and narrators of these wonderful productions, and to the Odyssey […]

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Elizabeth Alexander Tells Stephen Colbert about the Truth
By January 27, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Elizabeth Alexander Tells Stephen Colbert about the Truth

I feel like one of those news anchors who follows a bus crash story with a humorous segment on a waterskiing squirrel, but–in case you missed Stephen Colbert telling Elizabeth Alexander that he literally has a mountain in his pants:

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John Updike, R.I.P.
By January 27, 2009 4 Comments Read More →

John Updike, R.I.P.

Donna Seaman just came by my office to tell me that John Updike has died. From an e-mail sent by Nicholas Latimer, VP, Director of Publicity at Knopf: It is with great sadness that I report that John Updike died this morning at the age of 76, after a battle with lung cancer. He was […]

ODE TO BILLY COLLINS
By January 27, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

ODE TO BILLY COLLINS

 I am poetry impaired. However, there is one poet who I was introduced to who has captivated my heart.  I used his poem The Dead in a PowerPoint I put together for my family about the death of my father, and his unknowing contribution to that work never fails to make the whole room cry. […]

A Book Blogger's Conference Lament

A Book Blogger's Conference Lament

Lynn: So there we were at the airport, 5:30 am, suitcases in hand and giddy with anticipation. ALA Midwinter was a short flight away and we would be set loose on the publisher booths in the exhibit hall, ready to scoop up all the enticing arcs for the new publishing season! Dinners, friends, committees and […]