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ALAN pt. I

November 30, 2013


Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is? – Frank Scully Last year’s ALAN was in Vegas and I was able to stay over for Thanksgiving dinner with my son and DIL at Bob Flay’s Mesa Grill. This year it was in Boston. Although I didn’t stretch my visit into […]

Saturday Trailers: Angel de la luna and the 5th glorious mystery

November 30, 2013

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What better day for book trailers than a Saturday? Angel de la luna and the 5th glorious mystery by M. Evelina Galang; Coffee House Press. Released November, 2013. Angel has just lost her father, and her mother’s grief means she might as well be gone too. She’s got a sister and a grandmother to look […]


November 28, 2013


  “If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” ~Meister Eckhart

And So It Begins

November 15, 2013


Yesterday, my nutritionist mentioned that she could not believe we were already in mid November. Time can get away from us can’t it? I like what Zetta Elliott does every December. She creates an annual retrospective pulling information from her blog and FB posts which helps her see all she has accomplished during the previous […]

Male Monday: Eric Gansworth

November 11, 2013

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Eric Gansworth is a writer and a visual artist. He  is an enrolled member of the Onondaga Nation who was raised at the Tuscarora Nation, near Niagara Falls, New York.  He is currently working as a Professor of English and Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. His latest novel, If I Ever Get […]

2014 Rainbow Nominees announced

November 11, 2013

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The Rainbow Project is a joint committee between the GLBT-RT and the SRRT, and creates an annual bibliography for new books for ages birth through YA with significant GLBTQI material. Today, they announced the follow nominees which will be discussed at midwinter for inclusion on the Rainbow Project Award list. While most of the books […]

Birthdays and Blogs

November 9, 2013


The time book mom and blogger, stepped up: Jenny at Babies, Books and Bows couldn’t believe the fear and didn’t want to see the gorgeous picture book Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns (American Library Association Notable Children’s Bk 2013; Notable Children’s Trade Book/Social Studies 2013) removed from the Scholastic bookfair at her daughter’s school after a […]

November: New Releases

November 6, 2013

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Oh, I’ve thought about blogging. I had a great post prepared last Friday and it disappeared when I clicked ‘publish’. Twice it did. I hope this one saves!! It’s crunch time with BFYA and that is my #1 priority over the next few months. Well, that and the Indiana Council of Social Students and ALAN/NCTE […]