Thursday, April 17, 2008

A website to watch. . .

PEN has put together a new website to focus on international writing, allowing readers around the world to recommend their favourite writers. It's in early stages yet but promises featured books and author profiles. The first featured countries are from the Arab region. Worth bookmarking and checking out from time to time. You can find it here.

1 comment:

dana (librarian in training) said...

Hi Maylin,

My name is Dana, I'm an MLIS student and we've met a couple of times (in Sharron Smith's classroom last Fall, as well as the OLA conference in February).

I was wondering if you have read "The Toss of a Lemon" by Padma Viswanathan? I noticed it was a RH book so thought you might have come across it, and your reactions to it. I'm reading it now, and on your recommendation I also picked up "The Cellist of Sarajevo" which I plan to read next. Any RH Spring titles you'd recommend? I'm attending a small bookseller's meeting with a RH rep in early May and would love some of your input!