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Book Trailer Thursday: Beijing Bastard: Into the Wilds of a Changing China

Book Trailer Thursday: Beijing Bastard: Into the Wilds of a Changing China

“In the late 90s, I moved to Beijing,” begins Val Wang’s narration of the trailer for Beijing Bastard: Into the Wilds of a Changing China (Gotham). Wang goes on to share images, video, thoughts, and the secret artistic wishes that framed her experience there, throwing in some sweet mom-versations for good measure. Reviewer Kristine Huntley […]

By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
May the Best Costume Win!

May the Best Costume Win!

We’ve received a stunning variety of submissions for our Halloween #Costumesforbooks competition thus far—from library assistants to candy-hungry-middle schoolers. There’s still time to submit your costume. Post your picture to Booklist‘s facebook page, or tweet using the hashtag #costumesforbooks by noon on Friday, October 31st for a chance to win the Booklist Mystery Box. Author and […]

By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Questions Authors Hate to Answer

The Questions Authors Hate to Answer

I had a great time moderating two panels, “Ask the Publishers” and “Writing for the Younger Crowd,” last weekend at the Chicago Writers Conference. Preparing for the latter, I asked authors Allan Woodrow and Erica O’Rourke which questions they hate answering. Between them, they offered three—in a moment of perversity, I considered then asking them THOSE […]

By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Audiobook News You Can Use: Free Stephen Colbert and Much More!

Audiobook News You Can Use: Free Stephen Colbert and Much More!

Hear Stephen Colbert read “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury for free thanks to this post on the i09 website, which includes the Colbert segment from Symphony Space’s A Touch of Magic Selected Shorts (NPR, 2010). Plus a link to even more Bradbury freebies! “The Grownup Pleasure of Bedtime Stories: Audiobooks Will Read Adults to Sleep,” […]

By October 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Arts

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Arts

The November 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 267 new reviews and 6 new feature articles. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t registered for […]

By October 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Trick or Treat! #CostumesForBooks Offers a Fun and Easy Contest for Your Library

Trick or Treat! #CostumesForBooks Offers a Fun and Easy Contest for Your Library

Cindy: I love contests in my library, especially when someone else comes up with the idea and the prize! Keir Graff is holding a “Costumes for Books” contest that is frightfully easy to do—and he’s offering a mystery box of goodies as the prize. The full directions can be found in this post, but basically you […]