(Previously on the Young and the Nerdy.) Given another choice of category, I suggested we try Movies, but my Brave New Partner shamed me by saying, “I feel like ‘movies’ is cheating.” Category: Novels, 1950-Present In later years, holding forth to an interviewer or to an audience of aging fans at a comic book convention, […]
Archive for March, 2009
Donna Seaman here, with my first Green Alert. As an eco-minded reader and reviewer, I’ll be watching for news about environmental books and web sites and other eco-lit matters of interest. Spring is the right season for new green actions, and along with crocuses and robins, we have a green book short list. Yes, it’s time […]
The Tamer Institute for Community Education received the $619,061 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for twenty years of work with children in Gaza and the West Bank. The prize is given annually to an author, illustrator, or an organization that promotes reading. Read more about the win in the Guardian.
If you’re located in the Great Lakes area and want to explore regional literature with your book goup, keep an eye on Great Lakes, Great Reads, a new program of the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association. GLiBA plans to choose several new books of regional interest a month, and promote them with author visits and marketing materials. […]
Just because I was the last one picked for dodgeball doesn’t mean I don’t have a competitive nature, and I’m totally bummed that no one invited me to the Booklist editors’ gaming session at Jake’s (see the “Dark & Stormy Afternoon” posts for more info). So rather than get mad, I’m getting even. To distract Likely Stories readers from the play-by-play […]
After Mary Ellen’s post on some recent French fiction garnering a lot of buzz, I thought about another French novel I read recently that would be perfect for book groups. Anna Gavalda’s Hunting and Gathering is a winsome novel about a group of misfits who find one another in Paris. Camille is an artist who […]
Recently, six readers gathered at the Kansas City Public Library‘s Plaza Library as part of the joint book group effort between KCPL and The Kansas City Star. This month’s selection was the second novel from Lawrence, Kansas author, Laura Moriarty‘s The Rest of Her Life. Comments and perceptions focused on the realistic and sympathetic, but not always likeable, characters. […]