Saturday, June 18, 2011

Lit News To Note 06.18.2011

General 'This & That' News

OMGOMGOMGOMG check out this site:  IT HAS J.K. ROWLING'S SIGNATURE!  I tweeted this on Thursday, but wanted to share it again.  HUGE thanks to Shelf Awareness for sharing this - according to a source they spoke with, "It is not another Harry Potter book but we cannot reveal any more at this stage, fans will have to keep an eye on the website. It will be launching soon."  Em over at Emily's Reading Room has even MORE information (bless you, Em).  If you check out J.K.'s YouTube channel, there's a countdown there!  Ahh, less that a WEEK!

Love this post from the blog Novel Novice: "The Best YA Books for Father’s Day!".My dad loved Harry Potter, really liked The Tillerman Series, and now I am introducing him to the The Hunger Games - thanks for the suggestions, sgundell!

Really well-done post by Lurv a la Mode: "Solo vs. Group Blogging & Publisher Expectations".  Thanks to Lenore at Presenting Lenore for mentioning it on Twitter!

Really, really enjoyed reading this one from The Library Journal: "Not Just for Teens | A 35 Going on 13 Special: With more and more adults reading YA books, it's time to get to know the literature and promote it to grown-ups of all ages".

From NPR's Morning Edition, "A Writer And His Father, And 'A Barrier Between Us'".  A wonderful piece about young adult author Walter Dean Myers and his dad's struggle with illiteracy.  Myers is the author of several YA books, including the 2000 Printz Winner, Monster.

Huh, interesting.  Found this from accessAtlanta, who got it from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Decemberists leader Meloy, artist-wife to headline Decatur Book Festival".  I might be way late on this, but the hubs&wife team, "will be talking up the first installment in a young adult-aimed fantasy trilogy for HarperCollins, "Wildwood." 

Sad news for Australian readers and A&G employees - from the Sydney Morning Herald: "Retail woes worsen as bookseller sacks 51". 

This is rad.  Egyptian cabbies are running thier own make-shift libraries out of their taxis for riders.  From Today's News From Egypt: "Taxi of Knowledge: Reading on the road".

From Publishers Weekly, "Q & A with Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks".  These are the ladies who authored the recently released YA offering, Spoiled

Really nicely done college radio piece on young adult fiction from University Beat/WUSF in Florida.  Here's the blurb: "Today’s young adult fiction of wizards, warlocks and vampires in love can actually be critically read in the classroom. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM introduces you to USF English Literature major Courtney Pollard and talks to her about her surprising findings."

A new article on sort-of old news, but there's a few I didn't know about.  From The Wrap: "With 'Potter' & 'Twilight' Winding Down, Studios Hunger for Young Adult Novels".

And of course, the FINAL trailer for the last Harry Potter was released on Thursday.  Enjoy!


  1. I'm so late to the HP party that I've my invitation has been revoked. :(

    As always, thanks for the links.

  2. You are always welcome at any party of mine. However, since you have not read them, by default, you must dress as Dolores Umbrage, complete in tweed suit, headband, holding a fussy teacup.


  3. LOL! Missie so needs to dress up as Dolores! What fitting punishment >:)

    I think I'm going to be sobbing throughout the whole movie. I can't believe it's over! I hope Pottermore helps fill the void.