When Robots Join the Library
Connecticut’s Westport Library recently acquired two robots, Vincent and Nancy, that will be used to help teach coding and computer-programming skills. Photo…
Literary Word Count Infographic: http://shortlist.com/entertainment/books/literary-word-count-infographic
I can hardly believe I’m typing this, but …
My True Love Gave to Me received its FOURTH *starred* review. Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal, and now Booklist:
"Holiday canoodling stories by twelve of the top YA authors? It’s a Christmas miracle! Not since 2008’s Let It Snow … has a compendium of wintry love stories given readers such reason to celebrate. Using her trademark sparkling dialogue, Rainbow Rowell rings in an amorous New Year’s between old pals. Matt De La Peña presents a house-sitter hookup with unlikely results. Jenny Han writes tales of woe and lust between Santa’s adopted daughter and her coworking elves. Stephanie Perkins pairs a tree-lot employee with a shopper who pines for much more. David Levithan’s Jewish St. Nick loves his boyfriend enough to (reluctantly) spread some X-mas magic. Holly Black’s hot Christmas Krampus crashes a swinging holiday soiree. Kiersten White whips up a delicious romance in a struggling Yule-themed diner. And several other big-name writers—Ally Carter, Gayle Forman, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Laini Taylor—craft cozy, clever, totally PG tales of good tidings. This is the substantive stuff of dream stockings: a rollicking, blush-inducing, memorable holiday collection of breezy, bite-sized stories perfect a snug evening next to the fire.”
This anthology will be available for purchase on October 14th!
My couple is the one girl in the red dress with the muff and the elf boy in the blue sweater!
In honor of Banned Books Week, from Buzzfeed’s 11 Quotes From Authors On Censorship & Banned Books
WHAT DO THESE BOOKS HAVE IN COMMON?
All of these books were “challenged” during 2012-2013 because of what some people consider to be objectionable content. Each year, hundreds of attempts are made by individuals and groups to have books removed from library shelves and classrooms.
Banned Books Week (Sept. 22-28, 2013) calls attention to these attempts, and celebrates something so many Americans so often take for granted: our freedom to read what we choose.