National Book Awards were last night ~here’s some bookbytes from the regulars:
HuffPo: National Book Award 2012 Winners
- Fiction: Louise Erdrich, The Round House
- Non-Fiction: Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
- Poetry: David Ferry, Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations
- Young People’s Literature: William Alexander, Goblin Secrets Further award reviews from:
New York Times: Novel About Racial Injustice Wins National Book Award
~Did these books make your own personal –best of 2012 lists?
In other curious / quirky book-related news:
a shrewd study of Hemingway’s cocktail clues littered throughout his books was conducted by Greene, who compiled his findings for his book: To Have and Have Another.
Remember back when I linked to some stories on the new album by psychedelic-folk-re-inventor Beck Hanson? https://fplobserver.wordpress.com/2012/08/11/becks-song-reader/-
-The Song Reader album was available as sheet music… Pretentious or over-conceptual? Perhaps – but then, isn’t that sorta just-up-the-alley for some fare from The New Yorker? It follows then, that New Yorker staffers (and one cartoonist) got together and played Beck’s new song “Old Shanghai.”
^…follow along, it’s fun!
I can’t tell if this is charming in a retro kinda way or not… I don’t know which way is up when I try applying folksier old coming-of-age type experiences to this digi-post-Internet-world we live in… Like: do we even have baby-sitters anymore? Let alone clubs?
The Guardian reports on this quaint generational transition: The Baby-Sitters Club is back in business – as ebooks
Speaking of E-BOOKS… (Have you acquainted yourself with our OverDrive services yet? You can check-out E-books with your Library Card, if you didn’t know yet… Explore here. (or ask about it at the FPL Circulation Desk)).
And speaking even further on E-BOOKS: Here’s an interesting read from the Los Angeles Times: -Expounding upon a Slate story that questioned whether reading digitally is distinctly different from reading the printed word… That “reading” isn’t just something we do with our brains, but also with our bodies… Weird, eh?
Indeed… so, then, in the same sense: Is E-reading (the same) as Reading?