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The links are piling up

November 1, 2007
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This week’s PW Children’s Bookshelf includes an article about The Luxe. Looks like there will be four books in the series, with the second, Rumors, coming next summer.

There’s also a starred review of Libba Bray‘s The Sweet Far Thing. (And I thought Long May She Reign was long.) Maybe Libba—jeez, I say this as if I know her, when I really only read her books and her blog—should’ve taken a page from Christopher Paolini‘s, er, book and turned it into a cycle instead of a trilogy. (Best comment I’ve read about this: “I probably shouldn’t admit this in cyberspace, but I gotta say that Christopher Paolini is not exactly a favorite of mine. Every time I hear him interviewed I sort of get this powerful urge to kick him in the shins.” And there’s more, so go read the rest.) Anyway, The Sweet Far Thing is probably the book I’m most looking forward to that’ll be published in the next two months.

2008 book I’m most looking forward to (so far)? Not that anyone’s asked, but it’s this one.

Genius idea of the week: Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki READ posters.

Stephanie Savage, a “Gossip Girl” producer, on some of the changes they’ve made (including Jenny’s chest).

The “Veronica Mars” season 4 mini-pilot. Don’t tell me what happens! I still haven’t seen season 3.

On NPR, “Novels You Wish a Teacher Would Assign,” about the finalists for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature.

The Teens’ Top Ten winners were announced last week.

Wired‘s manga special has been getting lots of attention, but I found the Daniel H. Pink article that precedes it, “Japan, Ink: Inside the Manga Industrial Complex,” much more interesting.

The full list, with links, of snowflakes and illustrators featured in the Blogging for a Cure/Robert’s Snow effort can be found at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast.

You’ve got about three more weeks to nominate books for the Cybils.

And finally, the Winter Blog Blast Tour is coming next week! Chasing Ray’s got the full schedule, but here’s what you can expect from us:
Monday – Perry Moore
Tuesday – Autumn Cornwell
Wednesday – Julie Halpern
Thursday – Paul Volponi
Friday – Lily Archer
Saturday – Blake Nelson

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 2, 2007 9:59 am

    This is so comprehensive and helpful – I can’t believe you got all this info together!!!
    Well, here is one person interested in kids’ lit that is very thankful…
    Kaza Kingsley
    Author of the Erec Rex series
    http://www.erecrex.com

  2. November 4, 2007 10:42 pm

    You’re welcome!

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