>We’ve added a page linking to the reviews we’ve published thus far of the National Book Award finalists.
>Finalists in the Young People’s Literature category include: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (Hyperion)The Underneath by Kathi Appelt (Atheneum)Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson (Simon and Schuster)What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell (Scholastic)The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp (Knopf)
>Scholastic gets out the vote. And so does Hayden Panettiere (sound NSFW, but I was grateful to learn how she pronounces her name). Personally, I wish she spent less time on electioneering and more on making Heroes stop sucking so hard.
>That single dim bulb that is my brain misfired this weekend, sending me off to re-read and view The City of Ember when all the while Alicia Potter was already busy with her review. I have a few more issues with the gigantic predatory star-mole than she, but I’ll save them for the sequel. (But […]
>It wasn’t until I got home today that I remembered I had promised Kitty that I would see The City of Ember movie and review it for the website. I wanted to reread the book first but of course neglected to bring it home. Then I thought, Kindle! And sure enough the book was available […]
>So I’m glad our hardworking Massachusetts legislators are doing their bit to declare Moby-Dick the “state epic novel.” How many of them do you think have read it? (I haven’t.)
>The complete Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards ceremony is now up for your viewing and listening pleasure. Many thanks to Lolly Robinson for her persistent and patient digital efforts!
>Claire* reviews Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. *Making Martha and me feel old, for being the only people in the office who seemed to know Nick and Norah when they were Nick and Nora.
>The latest issue of Notes from the Horn Book is now out and free free free.