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Archives for October 2008

>More NBA

>We’ve added a page linking to the reviews we’ve published thus far of the National Book Award finalists.

>National Book Awards

>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)

>Listen to the children, one more time

>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.

>Lights Out

>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 […]

>This crazy digital world

>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 […]

>Well, it’s not like there’s an election or financial crisis or anything.

>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.)

Show and Tell

>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!

>Songs for the New Depression

>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.

>October Notes

>The latest issue of Notes from the Horn Book is now out and free free free.

>Downtown at the BGHB

>That rockin’ place the Boston Athenaeum was once again the host for the annual Boston Globe Horn Book Awards, and you can view some highlights and hear the speeches here. Video coming soon.