Friday, April 1, 2011

Book News: Music Industry Books Abound & I Get Obsessed With Book Lists

Some weeks seem heavy on book-related movie news. This week, news from the book world seems to be largely music-related. Some highlights:

     I love lists more than the average person. It probably stems from my slight OCD. (Okay -- full on OCD in some cases -- as in: Don't. Touch. Things. On. My. Desk. This works particularly well with my middle school-age students, as you might imagine. Also, towels must be folded just so. Papers -- while there can be stacks of them -- must be straight and at right angles to whatever surface they are laying on... Yes. It just goes on and on.) The LA Times: Books website is one of my favorite book-news-related destinations because it is the king of lists -- for books, anyway. Be still my heart. Two amazing lists came out this week:

    Another fun site for book lists is Featured lists include:

    Since this has turned into a list-y kind of Book News post, here are three more book list links:

    Don't forget to sign up for this week's first-ever Favorite Reads Giveaway (Kaye Gibbons' Ellen Foster). Visit the blog on Monday for this week's winner and to find out what the next Favorite Reads Giveaway book will be!

    This weekend, I will be continuing to enjoy The Help on audiobook from, River Jordan's new memoir Praying for Strangers, and the upcoming (previously released in Ireland) Semi-Sweet by Roisin Meaney. All are excellent so far. Happy reading, and have a wonderful weekend!

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