Farewell, Beloved Book Blogger
One of my favorites is bowing out. Hot damn, did she know how to curse in criticism. And she broke down the rock ‘n roll novel.
Yes a million times, Professor Lankes. It’s like you broke into my brain this morning.
"Libraries are shifting from collection-focused buildings to centers of innovation focused on communities. If you think of libraries as places filled with books, you are in for a bit of a shock. Any library that can be replaced by a $10 a month subscription to stuff SHOULD be replaced."
At the risk of sounding like a “book librarian” (a derogatory term in some circles), I’d argue that books remain an important brand for libraries, but I agree that libraries need to be bigger than books. The question for me is, how do they foster creation with books?
These and other best sellers from Macmillan will be available to 3M Cloud Library customers very soon *watches ONIX feed like a hawk*
"Macmillan Publishers will be adding its full collection of frontlist ebooks to their public library e-lending pilot. It is the first time the company has made its catalog of ebooks published in the last twelve months available for lending in libraries."
Grassroots organization files for incorporation as a non-profit organization in the state of Pennsylvania, and welcomes its first advisory board members, authors Grace Lin, Jacqueline Woodson, Matt de la Peña, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and Cindy Pon
New York City, NY (July 28, 2014) More than…
This. Is. So. Bloody. Cool. See, social media can translate to “real” advocacy. School Library Journal's fine Diversity Issue had to help.
TOP OF THE TBR PILE Cloud publishing partner Harlequin is building on the success of last fall’s literary fiction best seller The Returned by Jason Mott (read our scintillating interview with him). How so, you ask? See Mary Kubica’s accomplished-to-the-nines debut, The Good Girl, which has garnered rave reviews in the trades.
Quoth Publishers Weekly:
"Almost nothing turns out as expected, which, along with the novel’s structure and deep Midwestern roots, will encourage comparisons to Gone Girl. Unlike that dazzling duel between what prove to be a pair of sociopaths, this Girl has heart—which makes it all the more devastating when the author breaks it.”
Young adult fiction fans hungry for one doozy of a summer read should not miss Adi Alsaid’s Alaska-set first novel, Let’s Get Lost. It’s a story that absolutely enchanted School Library Journal:
"Reminiscent of John Green’s Paper Towns and road trip novels that feature a teen paving the way to adulthood, Alsaid’s debut is a gem among contemporary YA novels.”
I’m requesting both for my pleasure reading, which I’ve put a nice dent in lately with 14-hour flights to Asia.
P.S. MTV will be airing the book trailer for Let’s Get Lost.
Up from 76% in 2012
I very much like this quote from Ann Joslin, President of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies:
“Creating is becoming a new digital competency.”