I want to bring you a thoughtful, dense version of book news today, but the truth is one thing is echoing in my mind: summersummersummersummersummersummer. That's right -- "Schooooool's out. For. Summerrrr!" More, you say?
Yes, yes, that is the Muppets with Alice Cooper. Fast forward to right at one minute to hear what I've been hearing in my head all day. It is the last day of school, and my mind is pretty much consumed with only that!
So, you see. It's quite impossible for me to bring you well-thought-out, precisely planned Book News today. As for some short bits, here ya go:
Life. The audio version of this book won the Audiobook of the Year for 2011. Read by Richards, Johnny Depp, and Joe Hurley, how could it be anything but fabulous? (via Devourer of Books)
Running With Scissors. Now we hear other sides of the story from two new memoirs. (via NPR)
an eleven-category list released this week for anyone and everyone. Check it out and make a quick reference for your beach and backyard reading.
And another list! LA Times book blog Jacket Copy's summer reading list includes over 200 books. Then they asked some authors what to read for Memorial Day, too. Be still my heart.
BEA and the Book Blogger Convention this week in New York City. Maybe someday for me!
Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris on it. On Audible, I'm still listening to Kathy Reichs' YA novel Virals. In paper book form, I'm reading both Cathy Holton's Summer in the South and Jefferson Bass's The Bone Yard.
Have an excellent weekend, and happy reading!