Cindy and Lynn: Author visits are amazing things. If you haven’t hosted one, do it. Find a place and make it happen and watch the fun. Our BBYA club loved meeting with another author this week, but we want to give a little shout out to one of our community’s fine teen resources: The Boys […]
Archive for April, 2009
Two more interesting appreciations of J. G. Ballard. On Salon, Simon Reynolds considers “The unlimited dreams of J. G. Ballard“: But in death as in life, Ballard never quite got his full due as a thinker as well as a storyteller; he was a penetrating and endlessly provocative theorist about the intersections between culture and […]
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I’ve been following news about the White House’s new organic garden with interest. In a recent New York Times blog post , Deborah Needleman wrote: Michelle Obama’s rather basic kitchen garden comes loaded with politics and possibility. It can bring organic practices fully into the mainstream; it can teach children where food comes from and about nutrition and […]
A couple of people passed along this link to an io9 post about the new Dean Koontz book, Relentless. A bad review must have really gotten under Dean Koontz‘s skin. His new book, Relentless, is about an evil book critic who gives a nice novelist a bad review — and then becomes a monster. The […]
Greg Landgraf assembled this video, which was played at this morning’s memorial for Judith Krug. Well worth your while.
It’s Earth Day, the 39th Earth Day to be exact, and a good day to think about where books come from. The relationship between trees and reading has inspired an intriguing website, Eco-Libris, and a green mission. The Eco-Libris folks encourage us to plant a tree for each and every book we read. This makes reading […]
My sister emailed me the other day with a book suggestion. Her local book discussion group in Largo, Florida, had just read The Ginseng Hunter by Jeff Talarigo. She thought it was a book I would like because I made a trip to China with ALA in 2006 and the trip was a fond memory. […]
Now this is awesome! Random House UK’s Book and Beyond offers added content to each eBook purchased and downloaded, from video clips to games & quizzes. Check out the terrific plus when The Book Thief is purchased – the reader chooses either to read the eBook or listen to the audiobook at the beginning of […]
The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced yesterday afternoon. They are: Fiction Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout (Random House) History The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, by Annette Gordon-Reed (Norton) Biography American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, by Jon Meacham (Random House) Poetry The Shadow of Sirius, by W. S. Merwin (Copper Canyon […]