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Your abbreviated links!  Happy Friday!

SciFiNow runs down the top 5 comics & graphic novels of 2012


Librarian bait: The top 100 most searched for Out of Print books


Jack Reacher not reaching the fans.


Best photography books of 2012 according to The Guardian


I'm not a juvenile lit aficionado, but this NPR interview with Rick Riordan made me fee like I was missing out!




Just for fun:
38 End of the World movies in 3 minutes!  Ready, Set, GO! 

Click My Link: December 20, 2012

A message "To Macmillan Trade Authors, Illustrators, and Agents" (and the world) from John Sargent  (some of news of interest to libraries towards the end)


 And, a reaction to John Sargent's letter. 



NuOverdrive is now live at 22 libraries. (does YOUR library have it yet?)



In more Books ----> Movie news:  Angelina Jolie slated to direct Hillenbrand's Unbroken.







Grimm's Fairy Tales turns 200.






Just for fun:

The best astronomy images of 2012(wow)


A new trailer for The Great Gatsby.



Happy Thursday!

Click My Link: December 19, 2012

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Best Covers of the Year: Part 2

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For Best Covers part 1, click here. It has been a pretty darn good year for covers. Let's get to the rest of the list!


It takes all the conventions from the urban fantasy book cover playbook (broody, pouting heroine plus weapon, plus posing) and elevates them. The background is outstanding. Looking at her sword arm, I was hoping she was part cyborg. Maybe she is. I need to read it to find out.



I love everything about this cover (except maybe the overabundance of words on it.) It is gorgeously drawn. It is gorgeously colored. The details are perfect. You get a sense of her walking through the forest, with the movement of the leaves and her positioning. The lantern even looks like it might mid-swing.



My favorite cover that looks like a movie poster. In fact, I am already in line to see this movie because it looks awesome. The detail on that cover is pretty impressive.



Funniest cover: Every time I see this cover, it makes me laugh. Every single time. I hate zombies. I hate clowns. Bu…

Best Covers of the Year: Part 1

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After a year's worth of cover goodness (and badness), these are the ones that seem just as beautiful now as they did when I first saw them. When I looked back on the covers from this year, a lot that I had marked as wonderful had really lost a step or two when taking a second look. Maybe that is because taste can change over the course of a year, or maybe they shine less bright when compared to an entire year's worth of competition.

As usual, these are only the things that caught MY eye this year, and I would love to hear your opinions on these, or any other covers that caught YOUR eye in 2012.


When I saw this one, I could not stop staring at it. It is one of the most realistic post-apocalyptic scenes I've seen on a cover, and it works. If you look at it too long, it starts to look like the clouds are moving...that's your cue to go to the next book.


I normally ignore reprints, because we often already have the book. That saves some time in my life. But, this one is sim…

Click My Link! December 17, 2012

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From Oliver Sacks, "Reading the Fine Print": "Writing should be accessible in as many formats as possible."

The books that made the most "Best of 2012" book lists. (I love statistics!--Helga)

Cleveland Plain Dealer picks the Best Nonfiction of 2012

According to USA Today, the Holidays are the "Heartbeat" of Print Book Sales.

People are using ereaders to (gasp!) read more books!

Karin Slaughter's Will Trent series is coming to the movies. And possibly TV.

Chase Novak's (or Scott Spencer, whichever name you prefer) novel Breed will also be adapted for film.

The world really needed a Hunger Games-style reality TV series, right?

Literary Death Match also, possibly, coming to a tv near you

LeVar Burton reboots Reading Rainbow (In my next life, I'd like to be an app!)

Found: A new Hans Christian Andersen story!

John Ringo, David Weber, and Lois McMaster Bujold now available at Amazon in ebook format.

HuffPo shares the best Art Books of…

Click My Link: December 13, 2012

Greetings!  Here is what I'm looking at around the web this morning.


Breakup letters from famous authors.


Curious about rap lyrics?  Check the encyclopedia   (this may be my new favorite thing today)


Medium Rare and Back Again: A Tolkien cookbook


Lit Ragger brings Literary Journals to iPads and phones.


Hans Christian Andersen's first fairy tale found.


Ownshelf helps readers share their digital libraries with friends.    (curious.....)


Teleread's 2013 E-Book Market Predictions




Just for fun:

A little bit of fun with Warm Bodies movie posters. The movie comes out on February 1, 2013.  Interest in the book is heating up again. 


Happy Thursday!

Click My Link: 12/12/12 edition

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Some more highly anticipated SF/F books for 2013.

WSJ talks about why women writers still take men's names. (hint: "For a new author, we want to avoid anything that might cause a reader to put a book down and decide, 'not for me,' " Ms. Sowards says.")

Nightmare Magazine's Top 100 Horror books (a bit of Reader's Advisory I'm so happy to see!)

Wanna know how to check out ebooks from your library? Ask the New York Times, of course!

NPR talks Elektra, one of my favorite all time characters. (I remember the first time I read this book.)

Baen inks deal with Amazon, makes major changes to Webscriptions and Free Library.

And your Audiobook Grammy nominees are...

Speaking of audiobooks, AudioGals talks Christmas gifts for the audiobook lover.

Dollar e-books under siege.

Battle of the celeb memoirs: UK version. 

Four design featurettes for Les Miserables.



Just for fun: 

The best literary quotes ever tattooed!

Christmas gifts for the Nerd who reads everything. (Gre…

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Time's Top 10 titles (and everything else) of 2012.

And the NEW Oprah book club pick is.....The Twelve Tribes of Hattie.

Cosmo and Harlequin team up to make red-hot ebook babies.

And the Bad Sex award goes to...

After huge reno, the Charles Dickens museum re-opens. (road trip!!)

Hachette has dropped agency pricing on ebooks (and their library pricing went up recently).

Galleycat serves up the most overlooked books of 2012



Just for fun:

My new favorite thing: Honest Trailers. This is the one for The Dark Knight Rises. It is honest(ly) hilarious. And accurate.


Happy Wednesday!

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