And for those of you out there without an encyclopedic knowledge of the cult flick Office Space, please click below for your viewing pleasure:
First up,the 2011 Indie Lit Awards Shortlist is up. This award is nominated and chosen by book bloggers. I nominated my choices a couple of months ago, and unfortunately, Galore by Michael Crummey wasn’t chosen. However, there are still some really great books on these lists, and I urge you to check them out, especially if you like lists. Also, if you’re a blogger, read up on the Indie Lit Awards and get involved next year.
Next up, last year I watched in envy as many UK bloggers participated in World Book Night. I thought it was such a fantastic idea, and this year they have extended it to the US. Givers are chosen to give away 20 copies of their favorite book from the list, and givers are tasked with giving books to non-readers. I signed up and chose The Book Thief, so I hope I get chosen. If you are interested, head to the World Book Night and sign up!
Also, you guys know I don’t read a ton of young adult, but I’m a big fan of Sherman Alexie. He’s a great writer, and he’s funny. Lately, there has been a lot of scrutiny of young adult literature and its violence/sex/gender content. Alexie writes a great article about this on The Wall Street Journal website.
Yesterday, I found Priscilla from the Evening Reader when she left a comment on the blog. I visited her site and found a great post about the idea of the Great American Novel and her thoughts on it. Head on over and join the discussion.
My friend Daniella shared this video with me, and it was too cool not to pass on. What happens at the bookstore after closing time….
And this last is not bookish, but you have to make this apple pie in an apple. It’s fast, easy, and delicious. I’ve been trying to trim down, and I make this minus the pie top. Yum.
Last but not least…. I want to announce the winner of my giveaway for A Discovery of Witches. Thank you all for indulging me and sharing your literary crushes. Congratulations to Tasha of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Books!
That’s it for today. I’d love it if you have any interesting links/bookish news to share.