Friday, June 5, 2009

Around the interwebs

Are you doing the 48 Hour Book Challenge this weekend? Pam's posted the starting line, so don't forget to sign in! Still thinking about it? Check out the rules and the prizes (and yes, Pam is giving away not one but TWO ARCs of Catching Fire - one to the winner and one to a random participant). Also, if you're tweeting about the challenge, don't forget to tag using #48hbc.

Speaking of Twitter, follow Sarah Ockler to join in the tweet party for her book Twenty Boy Summer. It's tonight (Friday) from 7pm-11pm Eastern. And I'll be reviewing the book next week (along with a special surprise...), so keep a look out for that.

Ready to dive into summer reading? Check out what some of your favorite authors have on their summer reading lists. (Link via Mo.)

The ALSC has posted more sites to their list of Great Web Sites for Kids. Kiera has a post up about doing programming for kids with autism. Definitely something public children's librarians should read. And if you're promoting early literacy (and who isn't?!) you should check out this post about Follow the CAR.

Ever wanted to have a cat at your library? Meet 8 of them in 8 Library Cats (my favorite is Nyx). J, are you falling over with the adorableness? ;)

And a plea for Pixar to include some (non-princess) girls among their protagonists. YES, PLEASE.

Okay, that's all I've got for you and it's time for me to start my errands. I'm starting the 48HBC tomorrow morning, but good luck and go-go-go! to everyone who's already started or is starting tomorrow. My cheerleading will be back in full force tomorrow afternoon.

2 comments:

Cat Fancy said...

You were right! I loved the article on Library Cats. Nyx is my favorite too, but Addison looks kind of like Hermione.

Susan said...

Love the idea of a library cat. Or a library frog, fish, even a library guppy. We would probably be sued at our library if we got anything furry or fuzzy or salmonella-ishy. Although there are mice in the basement!