TEEN READ WEEK: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens/
Teen Read Week starts next week!
Voting for the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten is now OPEN.
Soon, we’ll feature a Teen-Book display featuring the Top 10 Teen Book nominees. The Teens Top Ten is a list of the best books of 2013 so far, as voted on by teens.
In other news:
Salon.com shows how the imaginative author Dave Eggers (and other insightful, charismatic-quasi-malcontents like comedian Louis C.K.) can compel some to consider resigning from certain “social networks.” Read: Dave Eggers made me quit Twitter –
From Eggers to Edgar… Just in time for Halloween – Huffington Post enlightens you on the the poet-prince of the macabre tale – Eleven Things You Didn’t Know About Edgar Allan Poe -for starters: He was a cat fancier!!
Literary-Awards Season is upon us…
The Man Booker Prize (for British authors) is coming soon–
The Guardian provides video: Booker prize 2013: why Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being should win – video
Here’s the shortlist of nominated authors:
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Harvest by Jim Crace
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín
It’s a legitimate conundrum, considering that there’s currently no shortlist (for the Nobel). And Further on that^
NPR’s Two Way details — Book News: Without A Shortlist, Nobel-Watchers Turn To Bookies
— apparently the oddsmakers are not actually reading the books but merely taking “…the temperature of the literary world…” Hmm.
Looks like the New York Public Library made a wicked turn on their list of the 100 Most Popular Children’s Books of the Last Century – namely – omitting ostensibly immortal entries like The Wizard of Oz. (The Cat In The Hat survived…but other decisions on the list are intriguing, if not bold? Disconcerting?)
NY Daily News reports: New York Public Library risks tears with list of 100 most popular children’s books of the last century
…Did someone mention something about OZ?