Archive for July, 2009

Spooky Apple iPhone Patent

Spooky Apple iPhone Patent

Change audiobook narrator to your mom’s voice? Have Oprah read you her latest Book Club title? Want Paul McCartney to read you a bedtime story? Listen to Madonna rather than your history professor? That’s what tech detective hounds claim will be in the iPhone future through these patented inventions. Here’s more from the post on […]

Posted in: Audiobooker, Audiobooks
Stitches by David Small

Stitches by David Small

Lynn: Wow! I never thought anything would top my awed regard for Craig Thompson’s Blankets but Stitches (W.W. Norton, Sept. 2009) has elbowed through to do just that and the two stand shoulder to shoulder for me. Both books are coming-of-age stories, both explore the power of artistic expression (among other things) and both books […]

"I'd say 'throw the book at that kid' – but he would just read it."

"I'd say 'throw the book at that kid' – but he would just read it."

I hereby encourage The Daily Show and The Colbert Report to increase their coverage of publishing and library news, that I may have an excuse to watch them during the work day. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Nailed ‘Em – Library Crime www.colbertnation.com

The Resurrection Game

The Resurrection Game

If you could get one author, dead or alive, to write one more book, who would it be? This intriguing question, asked by an audience member at the ALA panel I moderated in Chicago, got answers of Jane Austen from Charlaine Harris, Charles Bukowski from Charlie Huston, and Gene-Stratton Porter from Marjorie Liu. Since then, I’ve been asking […]

GOOP Presents Summer Reads

GOOP Presents Summer Reads

Gwyneth Paltrow’s weekly newsletter, GOOP, this week presents some summer reading lists from a few of her friends. Paltrow’s pals suggest a wide range of books from Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo to The Almond Picker by Simonetta Agnello Hornby to The Black Echo by Michael Connelly. Thank you, GOOP, for this week’s […]

Today’s Video Break: MacBook Wheel

Today’s Video Break: MacBook Wheel

Check in next Wednesday for a new “Inside the Audiobook Studio.” I’m taking the day off to celebrate my birthday. Perhaps I’ll get this awesome new iPhone announced in the Onion – or maybe the cool laptop below. I do love shiny gadgets… Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

Posted in: Audiobooker, Video
Comment power!

Comment power!

Wonder if your comments are heard? John Green, Kaite Mediatore Stover, Nora Rawlinson, and I responded to Keir Graff as he posed the comment question during the “Books and Blogs: Made for Each Other?” session at the American Library Association’s annual conference. Of course I recorded the session for you audiophiles, available here The general […]

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2009 Man Booker Prize Longlist Released

2009 Man Booker Prize Longlist Released

There are 13 contenders for 2009 Man Booker longlist: The Children’s Book, by A.S. Byatt Summertime, by J. M. Coetzee The Quickening Maze, by Adam Foulds How to Paint a Dead Man, by Sarah Hall The Wilderness, by Samantha Harvey Me Cheeta, by James Lever Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel The Glass Room, by Simon […]

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Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman

Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman

Cindy: Poetry and collage art combine for a colorful celebration of the seasons in Red Sings from Treetops (Houghton, 2009). What’s not to love? It’s summer, so I’ll focus there. A bright yellow sun fills half a page of a summer picnic on a dock.     In SUMMER, White clinks in drinks. Yellow melts […]

Books and Blogs ARE Made for Each Other

Books and Blogs ARE Made for Each Other

In case you were unable to attend the first-ever Booklist Online Forum, “Books and Blogs: Made for Each Other?” in Chicago this month, panelist Mary Burkey recorded the proceedings and very generously shared the audio with me. You can listen to it here. Librarian, blogger, and good guy Rick Roche also posted a wrapup on his blog, […]

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