Friday, March 28, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Shotgun Lovesongs is a story of how close-knit friendships evolve between four friends in Little Wing. Author of Silver Linings Playbook, Matthew Quick said: "Nickolas Butler ripped my heart out with rare honesty and good old-fashioned unapologetic love."...WOW! Shotgun Lovesongs is the #1 pick on the Indie Next Great Reads List and highly recommended by Shelf Awareness. This is one of my Dewey Picks this season. It's a fab read!
Monday, March 17, 2014
Peter MacDougall, Director of National Accounts at Raincoast Books, takes a break from doing his "homework" by posing for a photo to celebrate Chronicle Books new kid's picture book I Didn't Do MyHomework Because... by Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud.
Today's Excuse- I didn't do my homework because... I gave my pencils to Robin Hood.View all of our I Didn't Do My Homework Because... photos here: http://tinyurl.com/ididntdomyhomework
Friday, March 14, 2014
This is a great book review of The Trip to Echo Spring in the NYT written by Laing who has been chosen for the 2014 writer's residency at the British Library's Eccled centre for American Studies. It is a perceptive piece on renowned writers John Cheever, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Raymond Carver and their drinking habits. "There is much to learn from Laing's supple scholarship — and much to enjoy, too, in her obvious passion and engagement."
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Who knew that consolidating book shelves could be one of the biggest challenges in a marriage? Anne Fadiman's essay, Marrying Libraries, discusses that exact challenge! You can read the full piece here. Her book Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader is a collection of essays that will resonate with anyone who takes pride in their book collection.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Owlkids and the Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study. Teachers and teacher-librarians who are using inquiry-based learning in their classrooms can apply for this award. The grand prize is a gift certificate of $1500 to be used at a Canadian bookstore or a Canadian book wholesaler of the winner's choice! Two runners-up will receive a $250 gift certificate each! The deadline for the award is March 28th so spread the word for this awesome award! You only have to wait till early May for the winners to be announced! Complete submissions information is available here.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
This article brings exciting news! The witty sci-fi novel, Redshirts, which won the 2013 Hugo Award, is being adapted into a TV series that will be aired on FX! One of the reasons to look forward to this TV show is the fact that Ken Kwapis who worked on “He’s Just Not That Into You”, “The Sisterhood of The Travelling Pants” and the finale of “The Office” will be working on the first episode. I am eagerly waiting to see the magic that Redshirts will create on screen!