Monday, May 19, 2008

Book News, In Brief

The Space Review laments the loss of their childhood hero, asking Where Are You Tom Swift? This tidbit of kids' lit nostalgia runs deep in me, too -- only my teen adventurers of choice were always Soup and Trixie Belden.

Spring ushers in more than just raging hormones and hay fever. It also brings with it a tidal wave of 'Beach Books' articles. The Star Herald delivers the first of the season (and it includes a list!).

NPR has an audio piece on first time authors using the net to push their books. Warning: Listening to it will cost you 5 minutes and 11 seconds that you should've spent re-writing that opening paragraph for the 100th time.

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