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Archive for September, 2009

Thu, September 10th, 2009
Man Booker Shortlist is Here!
Posted by: Courtney Jones

Yesterday the Man Booker Prize committee announced six finalists for their shortlist: The Children’s Book, by A. S. Byatt Summertime, by J. M.  Coetzee The Quickening Maze, by Adam Foulds Wolf  Hall, by Hilary Mantel The Glass Room, by Simon Mawer The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters The winner of the £50,000 prize will be announced on October 6th.


Thu, September 10th, 2009
Book Trailer Thursday: God, the Universe, and Where I Fit In
Posted by: Daniel Kraus

From the book’s description: In this no-holds-barred memoir, Levin shows how her tumultuous, inspiring, and passionate life led her on a quest for spiritual truth and authentic living. . . . Laurie relates ways to look into the reality of our present and future lives, and find lessons in our failures as well as our […]


Thu, September 3rd, 2009
Book Trailer Thursday: Leviathan
Posted by: Daniel Kraus

When it came to making a book trailer for the series starter Leviathan, author Scott Westerfeld had more resources available to him than the usual $0.00 allotted by publishers. Or at least that’s the impression I get from this rather spectacular production, which is more exciting than the last 800 movie trailers I saw. The […]


Thu, September 3rd, 2009
Visits from the Tooth Fairy and a Real Live Author
Posted by: Laura Tillotson

Any kid who’s lost a tooth (or is waiting to lose a tooth) will enjoy Jenny Meyerhoff’s Third Grade Baby, about a girl who worries that she’s too old for a visit from the tooth fairy. Now students have a chance to win a visit with the author in person. This month Meyerhoff is holding a contest, […]


Wed, September 2nd, 2009
Webcomics Wednesday: Catching Up
Posted by: Ian Chipman

One of the most frustrating aspects of the world of webcomics is finding one that looks like it would be a pretty nifty read, and then seeing that it’s on installment #206, which would mean you’d need to spend hours pouring through their archives to get caught up to the point where you can just […]


Tue, September 1st, 2009
Is Alice Munro Stupid?
Posted by: Brad Hooper

Where were you when you heard that Canadian uber-fiction writer Alice Munro has withdrawn her latest collection of stories, Too Much Happiness, from consideration for the annual Giller Prize? (The Giller is the Canadian literary award that has more money attached to it than any other Canadian literary prize: $50,000, that is.) That Munro has […]





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