Friday, August 20, 2010

Around the interwebs

Oh, readers, enjoy these links while I am enjoying my day off, for this week I am a #SaturdayLibrarian.

So, Ellen Hopkins was dis-invited from the Teen Lit Fest in Humble, Texas.  Roger thinks that Ellen Hopkins needs to get over herself.  I'm just gonna throw this out there: something similar happened to Ms. Hopkins this time last year.  This time last year...  Which is to say, right around the corner from Banned Books Week.  There's no chance the folks in charge of Banned Books Week have orchestrated this whole thing, RIGHT?  I'm just saying... ;)

Skymall: The Hunger Games Edition. Need I say more? (Amazon better deliver my Mockingjay on Thursday, she said menacingly.)

Hey, little libraries, did you know about the Association for Rural and Small Libraries?  Word on the street is that they throw an awesome conference, packed with practical ideas for libraries with limited resources.  (I haven't been to their conference, I'm just repeating what I heard from a vendor.)  Denver's a bit far for me at the moment, but I'll be keeping an eye out for their future conferences for sure.

Trends in Fantasy Cover Art.  Swords and Glowy Magic are way down, but Dragons are holding strong.  Thanks to bookshelves of doom for the link.

Kristi at The Story Siren is interviewing people from publishing houses about blogger reviews and requesting review copies.  Get the details about what to include in your request, when to post reviews, when to send links, etc.  This is definitely interesting reading, especially if you're new to the game.  She's interviewed Penguin and Houghton Mifflin so far, with more to come!

Tie-Dyed and Prejudice.  Oh, Regretsy, you make me laugh so.