Bunch of Book News (Teen Read Week / Spooktacular)

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.

The Young Adult Library Services Association champions the nationwide literacy campaign that runs Oct. 13-19

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 –

Dave Eggers made me quit Twitter

Eggers’ new book “The Circle” 

 

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!! 

Moving on:

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

BUT after that? The LA Times’ Jacket Copy queries:
Who will win the 2013 Nobel Literature prize?

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.

And finally…
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?

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