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Fri, May 9th, 2014
The Maltese Legacy: Spade, the Bird, and Beyond
Posted by: Ben Segedin

Dashiell Hammett and Sam Spade Born in 1894, Samuel Dashiell Hammett lived until 1961. As a young man he worked as an operative for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, an experience that provided him with plenty of material for his future work as a writer of detective fiction. He served briefly in the U.S. Army […]


Tue, June 4th, 2013
The Audies 2013
Posted by: Liz Teahan

And now for the Audies! Awards for the best-produced audiobooks are presented annually by the Audio Publishers Association.  Below is a list of the 2013 winners with links to Booklist reviews when applicable. You might recognize some famous names among these narrators, including Colin Firth—let’s hope he channelled the always composed Mr. Darcy and not the stuttering King George […]


Thu, February 24th, 2011
2011 Audies Finalists Announced
Posted by: Courtney Jones

The Audio Publishers Association announced finalists for the 2011 Audies. The list of potential winners includes Laura Bush and Alfre Woodward in best solo vocal performance. In the fiction category we have the following nominees: Every Last One, by Anna Quindlen, Narrated by Hope Davis, Simon & Schuster Audio Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett, […]


Mon, January 10th, 2011
ALA’s 2011 Youth Media Awards Announced
Posted by: Courtney Jones

Since we can’t all be in San Diego, we’re bringing the Youth Media Awards to you. This morning some of the most prestigious awards in youth literature were announced at the Midwinter Meeting. Here are the 2011 award winners: Newbery  Medal Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool (Delacorte) Caldecott Medal A Sick Day for Amos McGee, by Philip C. Stead, Illustrated by […]


Fri, July 16th, 2010
Cory Doctorow and I Narrate “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”
Posted by: Keir Graff

…along with 299 other people. (Cory Doctorow, thanks for lending your celebrity to this blog post!) As anyone who read “Do-It-Yourself Audiobooks” knows, I’m in love with the sound of my own voice. (The problem is finding other people who love that sound, too.) Give me a microphone and a script, and I’ll narrate anything. Heck, I’ll […]


Fri, October 30th, 2009
Let’s Get Romantic
Posted by: Donna Seaman

I have a confession to make. I was among the many who thought romance novels were silly. Formulaic, pure fluff. Damsels in distress. Ladies in long dresses and painful bodices. Men in puffy shirts. Then I became Booklist‘s romance editor. I scrutinized the wonderfully varied array of romance novels that arrived in the mail. I attended a Romance Writers of America […]


Wed, August 19th, 2009
Julie, Julia, and Ilene
Posted by: Ilene Cooper

The movie Julie and Julia is as delightful as everyone says. Even the men in the audience seemed to like it. The viewing prompted me to go back to the books from whence the movie came. Julia Child’s memoir, My Life in France (delivered posthumously by her grandnephew, Alex Prud’Homme) both charms you and makes you want […]


Mon, February 9th, 2009
Spoken Word Grammy Winners Announced
Posted by: Courtney Jones

For the four of you that watched the Grammys last night, I’m sure that you were watching to: A) see if there was indeed going to be a live-broadcast birth, as M.I.A. looked about ready to pop, and; B) find out who won the Spoken Word Grammys . . . why else? If you didn’t […]


Thu, November 20th, 2008
Audiobooker
Posted by: Keir Graff

Audiobook addicts, rejoice: today, we at Booklist Online are proud to introduce the newest member of our family of blogs, Audiobooker.  It’s written by Mary Burkey, a teacher, librarian, and audiobook addict who will be writing about “listening, learning, and the joy of headsets.” This isn’t a launch but a very meaningful change of address. Mary has blogged […]


Tue, August 12th, 2008
Better Living Through Audio
Posted by: Kaite

Last year while Keir was away fighting forest fires in the wilds of Montana, I was battling a faulty compact disc player. You may recall that I won the scuffle with the CD player when I introduced it to my hammer. But I lost the war. I bought an iPod that same day. My fellow […]





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