Thursday, February 7, 2008

Reader's Advisory

At Leisure with Joyce Saricks: Dead but Still Read (Or They Ought to Be).
via Booklist Online - At Leisure with Joyce Saricks on 2/7/08
Saricks, Joyce (author).

FEATURE. First published February 1, 2008 (Booklist).

Humor or Just Plain Odd

Study says many studies suckvia Library Stuff by Steven on 2/2/08SF Chronicle - “Research shows we are far too drunk on stupid studies that tell us what research shows” (via)

The Star Trek Jukebox
via SF Signal on 1/24/08

Better yet...
Live On Stage...It's Star Trek: The Music!
via SF Signal on 2/5/08

And the rest
Introducing the SOLAR PLEXUS WATCH!
via Bookgasm: Reading Material to Get Excited About by Rod Lott on 2/1/08

AACR2: The movie
via Stephen's Lighthouse by stephen on 2/5/08

Food For Thought

Customer Service as Community
via Tame The Web by Michael on 2/6/08

Nintendo Donates 21 Wiis to Encourage Use at Libraries
via Library Journal - Public Services on 2/7/08

Amazon Buys Audible
via ALA TechSource Blog by Tom Peters on 2/5/08

Awards Season

The American Library Association's Reading List Awards
via SF Signal on 1/25/08
The American Library Association's first Reading List Awards (winners as DOC link) for genre fiction includes many SF/F/H titles as chosen by a coucil of "ten librarians who are experts in readers' advisory and collection development".
Could this be the coolest response to receiving a major award ever?

Doris Lessing finally receives that Nobel Prize
via Books - Top Stories on 1/30/08
Nobel literature laureate Doris Lessing, who greeted news of her victory with the words, "I couldn't care less"

Hammett Prize Nominees
via Fantasybookspot - News Feed on 2/1/08

Book Reviews and Announcements

Stark House Press’ reprinting of out-of-print classics like Bill Pronzini's Snowbound / Games

Book of the Week: Robert Ferrigno's "Sins of the Assassin"
via Crime Fiction Dossier by David J. Montgomery on 2/5/08

Colorblind Conclusions on Racism
via NYT > Books on 2/6/08

Once Were Cops by Ken Bruen - release info and excerpt
via Fantasybookspot - News Feed on 2/6/08

By Katherine Hall Page:
The Body in the Ivy
via Bookgasm: Reading Material to Get Excited About by Mark Rose on 1/29/08

Minette Walters' 'Shadow' has keen eye for dark places
via Books - Top Stories on 2/4/08

A Long Surrender: The Guerrilla War After the Civil War
via NYT > Books on 2/4/08

Dresden #10! Small Favor
via Urban Fantasy Land by Lindsay York Levack on 1/30/08
From, here is the blurb about the next (and 10th) book in Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series, Small Favor

February Releases!
via Urban Fantasy Land by Lindsay York Levack on 2/1/08

John Edgar Wideman: "Fanon" (Houghton Mifflin)
via WAMU: The Diane Rehm Show on 2/4/08

Grisham's 'Appeal' rules harshly on bought elections
via Books - Top Stories on 1/30/08