Saturday, September 19, 2009

Around the interwebs

Think your TBR (To Be Read) pile is overwhelming? Check out Greg's roundup of TBR piles from around the kidlitosphere. It even includes a TBR closet!

If you haven't been over to LibraryThing today, so hurry and visit. They're celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day in style. (I, as you can see, am not. At least not on this blog.)

YA Connection is back! This weekly feature was started by Kristi (The Story Siren) and Steph (Reviewer X), but it went AWOL when Steph's schedule got crazy. It's a great roundup of all things YA (book reviews, giveaways, author features, etc.), so do check it out.

Jackson Pearce didn't even know it was Book Blogger Appreciation Week when she wrote this post professing her love for book bloggers. That is why Jackson Pearce is made of awesome. (Go find As You Wish and read it, please. You will not be disappointed. I mean, unless you want to read it on a Kindle.)

Tomie DePaola's 75th birthday was September 15 and to celebrate Jarret Krosoczka launched Three Kisses for Tomie, a collection of artistic tributes to the legendary author/illustrator. See tribute pieces from Mo Willems, Matthew Holm, and others! (Thanks to Fuse #8 for the link!)

I found out through the Blue Rose Girls that Shen's Books, a publisher of multicultural children's books, is doing a feature called Multicultural Minute. Each week Renee is posting a short video about a topic relating to multicultural books, authors, and publishing. Take a look:

It's a neat idea and who doesn't have time to watch a 1-minute video? I love it and I hope she keeps it up!

And that's all I've got for you today. Have a great weekend!