Bookish News

Books at the Golden Globes

Monday, March 1st, 2021


Last night was the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards and book-to-movie adaptations took home many of the awards. Check out the full list of all of the bookish wins and the stories that inspired them below.

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Excellent in Audio

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Lots of books are good no matter how you experience them—audio, print, and even digital versions might be equally appealing in those cases.  But sometimes one medium just shines above the rest.  That's the case for these audiobooks, where the performances and engineering add a little something extra we think you might miss if you read them only in print!

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The 2021 Audie Awards

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

 Founded in 1995, the Audie Awards represent the premier awards program in the United States, recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. 

Finalists are selected in 24 different categories ranging from children's titles to memoir, including categories for best male and female audio performer as well.  

A single title is selected for the honor of Audiobook of the Year.  Winners are announced in March at the annual Audie Awards Gala.

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Delivery by Owl Post!

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

While you might still be waiting for your letter from Hogwarts to arrive, at least you can give your outgoing letters a bit of magical flair.  Check out these wax seal sets, each one personalized to a different Hogwarts house!

Each one comes with two sticks of wax in the appropriate house color, plus a brass seak emblazoned with the house crest.

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Gearing Up for Gardening

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

If you ever talk to me for more than about five minutes, chances are, I will pull out my phone and start showing you pictures of my garden.  Or my seedlings.  Or the awesome head of broccoli I grew this one time (seriously, it was gorgeous...and delicious).  Or the patch of dirt that will, someday, be home to a riot of colorful blooms.  Gardening is second only to my pets as the primary subject of my camera roll, and it's definitely primary occupation of my free time as soon as the weather breaks until everything is put to bed in the fall...

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Where Have the Unicorns Gone?

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

It started with a discussion of Unicorn Day.

For years, we've been meaning to put together something fun to celebrate Unicorn Day (April 9th, in case you need to mark your calendar), and as we were brainstorming recently, we were listing our favorite unicorn books for young readers.  Slowly, we began to notice an unexpected trend...

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Kendall's Predictions

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

When it comes to predicting literary trends, there are no crystal balls involved.  It's more like predicting the weather—the key is keen observation, an understanding of how it all works, and the occasional stroke of luck.  We asked Kendall to turn her powers of observation on the world of publishing and give us her predictions for what's coming next.

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The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence 2021

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year. The winners (one for fiction, one for nonfiction) are announced at an event at the ALA Annual Conference; winning authors receive a $5,000 cash award, and two finalists in each category receive $1,500.

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