My favorite novelist is Anthony Trollope, and for that reason I take a lot of ribbing from my Booklist colleagues. Trollope seems to be the poster boy for fiction that is stuffy, boring, and old fashioned. So imagine my delight when I opened my copy of Newsweek yesterday–the one with “What to Read Now” on the […]
Archive for June, 2009
Patrick Ness’s The Knife of Never Letting Go was far and away my favorite YA novel published in 2008, which is saying something considering the absolute murderer’s row of impressive YA novels unleashed last year. I’ve just finished the second book, The Ask and the Answer, and will have a review for it coming up in […]
Last week, the UK’s Carnegie Medal for Literature (not to be confused with that other Carnegie Medal) was awarded posthumously to Siobhan Dowd, who died of cancer three months after Bog Child was completed. With only three novels under her belt and a fourth on the way, Solace of the Road (to be released Oct. 2009), […]
Industry leaders react to APA sales survey results in Spoken-Word Audio Market Holds On, a Publishers Weekly article by Jim Milliot. Thoughtful comments on changes due to the economy, the library & bookstore markets, shifts from CD to downloads, DRM, and the increase in sales of pre-loaded Playway audiobooks.
Web Site Story: a love story for geeks from CollegeHumor: Thanks to Neatorama for the link!
Cindy: It’s no small feat to take the events of the Holocaust, Anne Frank’s life and diary, and Wiesenthal’s lifelong work as a Nazi War Crime hunter and present them in 40 pages in a form accessible to elementary students. In the capable hands of Rubin, though, The Anne Frank Case (Holiday House, 2009) does […]
Share why you support the public library at geekthelibrary.org , an initiative of OCLC and the Bill & Melissa Gates Foundation. Library supporters can learn ways to lobby for library funding, get facts & stats to support their community action, upload their library stories to Flickr or YouTube, and link up via Facebook and Twitter. […]
In a past post I mentioned that my colleague, Linda, and I were preparing to book-talk some book group suggestions to a women’s group in Seattle. I thought that I would share our list. We wrote many of the annotations, but honestly also adapted a few from NoveList and used some from our Book Group […]
Hate ripping titles using iTunes? A free download from Apple can help those with Apple computers: Audiobook Builder. Here’s more from the Apple website: How do you move Audiobooks to your iPod or iPhone? Do you rip to iTunes, then move every imported track to a special playlist before syncing? That means hundreds of confusing […]
Here are a few more lists of books to read this summer, courtesy of NPR. True to form, Nancy Pearl’s picks are an eclectic mix, including a teen novel (The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by E. Lockhart and a graphic novel (The Photographer by Emmanuel Guibert and others). Among her other suggestions: The Color […]