December 10, 2009

Whole Lotta W00t! and a Bit of Mourning.

There is exciting news from the Readergirlz. Firstly, they deserve heaping congratulations for being awarded the National Book Foundation's first Innovations in Reading prize. (Do NOT miss the photo and coverage of the lovely co-founders accepting the award!) Secondly, this month's featured author is the squee-worthy Tamora Pierce, and her Trickster novels Trickster's Choice and Trickster's Queen--which, incidentally, were the first of her novels that I picked up, and then I was hooked.


Also, did you know that Charlotte's Library has started doing weekly roundups of blog posts about middle-grade fantasy and sci-fi? Go Charlotte! This week's roundup is here, and features reviews of Blackbringer and The Lost Conspiracy (which I'm currently having trouble putting down), a tween mythology book buying guide, and much more. A very worthwhile project.


Meanwhile, we're all reeling, I'm sure, from the news about the demise of Kirkus Reviews (thanks to Yat-Yee for the link). There's already been some interesting Twitter discussion about what the death of traditional reviewing outlets might mean for online and blogging reviewers. I'm still trying to process what I think about it all.


And that's all I've got for now...I still owe you some book reviews, and I promise to catch up eventually...

4 comments:

Charlotte said...

Thanks for the mention!

Saints and Spinners said...

Perhaps it's because they were written later, but I enjoyed the Trickster novels far more than the Song of the Lioness novels. In terms of cleverness or physical prowess, I don't have a lot in common with either protagonist, but Aly's mischievousness was so much fun to read. (And I must admit that her crow-man was quite attractive too.)

The end of Kirkus feels very strange to me.

a. fortis said...

I agree about the two series (and about the crow-man!!). Despite not having a lot in common with either character, I loved inhabiting their worlds for a time.

Heather Zundel said...

That is so sad about Kirkus Reviews. I really liked hearing their perspective and following their "starred" selections. Alas, another one falls.