The links are piling up
There’s also a starred review of Libba Bray‘s The Sweet Far Thing. (And I thought Long May She Reign was long.) Maybe Libbajeez, I say this as if I know her, when I really only read her books and her blogshould’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.
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.
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