Wednesday, September 29, 2010

NEW? Book Blog Meme: Book Jewelry!

As a jeweler and an avid reader I am always looking for ways to combine my two loves!

So I am starting this meme: Book Jewelry! specific day - just fit it in when you think of it.

There are some great sites that can be mined for "Book Jewelry" - most of the Artisan and Craft sites (Etsy, Artfire, DeviantArt, etc.) will have get the picture.

Be sure to include a link to the bookmarks so if someone wants to buy it, they can! ...and if you let the artist know you featured them - they may give your blog a shout out on theirs!

Some ideas:

Bookmarks that "dress up" your book

"Book Themed" bookmarks - Genre Themes & Book Titles (ie. steampunk or TrueBlood)

Jewelry with a "book theme"

Easy peasy - not a lot of rules...can I count on you to help me get this started?

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Friday, September 24, 2010

ALA Events for Banned Books Week!

Banned Books Week Read-Out! Chicago

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Join us to kick-off Banned Books Week on this Saturday, September 25, 2010, rain or shine, from noon to 2:00 PM, in historic Bughouse Square in Chicago, IL for the Read-Out!an event that will bring attention to books that have been banned and challenged in the United States. ALA President Roberta Stevens will welcome critically acclaimed and censored young adult author, Chris Crutcher, our host of the event. Some of the authors featured on the ten most frequently challenged books of 2009 will read from their work and share their experiences as targets of censors. The readings begin at noon and will be followed by book signings by all the authors in attendance from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. A limited number of books will be given away for free to participating audience members.


Lauren Myracle (ttyl, ttfn, l8r g8r of the Internet Girl Series)
Rick Kogan, WGN's Sunday Papers
Elizabeth Taylor, Chicago Tribune

Performances by City Lit Theater Company, Chicago Public Library Teen Volume Readers Theatre Troup


Bughouse Square (Washington Square Park) is located at 901 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, across from the Newberry Library
IN CASE OF RAIN: The event will be held in the Newberry Library, Ruggles Hall, 60 W Walton St.




The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, the McCormick Foundation Civics Program, and the Newberry Library are proud to continue to sponsor this event.

Library and Bookstore Banned Books Week Events

If you are unable to join us for the Banned Books Week Read-Out! in Chiacgo, IL, but would like to celebrate your freedom to read, check out events in your local library or bookstore. That site will be updated frequently, so check back periodically. To promote your Banned Books Week event on that page, please sign-up here.

Banned Books Week in Second Life

Events will take place all throughout the week on ALA Island in Second Life. Check our Banned Books Week in Second Life page for more information.

Excerpt from the ALA website:

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Oprah Picks "Freedom"...

Today Oprah Winfrey announced her latest pick for the "Oprah Book Club"!

According to Kate Pickert over at Time magazine:
It's the greatest force in publishing today, with the power to raise authors from the dead (Leo Tolstoy) or crucify them on the national stage (James Frey). The all-powerful Oprah Book Club is not so much a club as a ruthlessly influential marketing vehicle, with the power to fundamentally alter best-seller lists, Amazon rankings and royalty payments.

Read more:,8599,1844724,00.html#ixzz0zkFfNsrn
So - today's pick? drumroll please............

Descriptions from GoodReads:
From the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections, a darkly comedic novel about family, Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul — the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation.
Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to actually do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter’s dreams. Together with Walter — environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man — she was doing her small part to build a better world.
But now, in the new millennium, the Berglunds have become a mystery. Why has their teenage son moved in with the aggressively Republican family next door? Why has Walter taken a job working with Big Coal? What exactly is Richard Katz — outrĂ© rocker and Walter’s college best friend and rival — still doing in the picture? Most of all, what has happened to Patty? Why has the bright star of Barrier Street become 'a very different kind of neighbor,' an implacable Fury coming unhinged before the street’s attentive eyes?
In his first novel since The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire.
In charting the mistakes and joys of Freedom’s intensely realized characters as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world, Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Will there be a third book in the HUSH, HUSH series?

Breaking News!!!! From Becca Fitzpatrick's Blog

I am so EXCITED to finally be able to answer this! As you've probably noticed, I've stealthily been avoiding this question everywhere, because for a long time, I didn't have an answer. In May, I was still writing CRESCENDO, and I wasn't precisely sure how the book would end and if there would be a need for more of Patch and Nora's story. And through all of this, my editor was on maternity leave. Then things started happening quickly. I finished CRESCENDO, and the ending to the book..

Read the rest on Becca's blog....


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