More timely old stuff: lifehacker’s 13 Book Hacks for the Library Crowd. Most of us spend a lot of time in the virtual world these days, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate a good book every now and then. From your local library to the classroom to the bookstore, there are a lot of tools […]
Archive for February, 2008
Nominees for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes have been announced. I don’t have time to list or link them all, so I’ll just do the fiction: Fiction The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Díaz (Riverhead) Be Near Me, by Andrew O’Hagan (Harcourt) Last Night at the Lobster, by Stewart O’Nan (Viking) […]
Most book groups follow a model learned from high school classes or Oprah: a book is assigned, everyone reads it, and then it is (cue angelic choir) DISCUSSED. While this can be great, especially when discussion goes well and that rare thing we call DEPTH happens, a single book is not the only way to go. In fact, there […]
Jim Shepard has won the 2008 Story Prize for his 2007 collection, Like You’d Understand, Anyway. Runners up were Tessa Hadley (Sunstroke and Other Stories) and Vincent Lam (Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures). Details and video on Galleycat.
…has been announced. Visit the Bookseller.com to vote for your favorite. I Was Tortured By the Pygmy Love Queen How to Write a How to Write Book Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues Cheese Problems Solved If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs People who Mattered in Southend and Beyond: From […]