Articles tagged "Nancy Pearl"

Monday Fun Day! (11/26/2012 Edition)

Welcome back from Thanksgiving, everyone!

I hope you all had an uncomfortably delicious holiday. While you're recovering with your leftovers lunch we have a few items to share with you:

- Teen Librarians, please join us next Tuesday (12/4) for the Association of American Publishers' first ever Children's and YA Tri-State Book Buzz! There will be goodie bags, galleys, breakfast, and good times. RSVP now!

- Nancy Pearl named SHINE SHINE SHINE by Lydia Netzer one of her top ten favorite reads of the year! SHINE SHINE SHINE was also one of my favorites. See Nancy's full favorites list here.

- The paperback of Talia's tell-all memoir is coming out in January, so be sure to check that out...

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It's Video Friday!

Happy Friday, librarians! We have two videos for you to cue up and enjoy over your lunch break today.

The first video is an episode of "Book Lust with Nancy Pearl" featuring Nancy in conversation with memoirist Paul Auster in which they talk about his latest, WINTER JOURNAL!

nancy and paul

The second video is Shelf Awareness' Book Trailer of the Day for WE KILLED: The Rise of Women in American Comedy: A Very Oral History by Yael Kohen.

Be warned: The video itself is less that 2 minutes long, but time might get away from you as you spend the next few hours looking up clips from all your favorite comediennes...

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Friday Book Lust New Discoveries!

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Look, guys! Look!

This morning Talia received her copy of the first title reissued in the Book Lust Rediscoveries series presented by none other than Nancy Pearl! Talia agreed to do a little modeling for me and show off this fancy new-again novel.

The book is A GAY AND MELANCHOLY SOUND by Merle Miller, it has a really lovely cover, and I for one can't get my eyes off of that handsome Book Lust Rediscoveries logo of Nancy's profile (far right). It's just so charming!

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Monday Fun Day! (11/14/2011 Edition)

Happy Monday, librarian friends!

- School Library Journal highlighted ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS in their Adult Books 4 Teens section. They said,

"The author illuminates the lives of refugees, for whom safety in India is coupled with poverty and hard work, as well as on-going efforts to bring the Tibetan cause to the attention of world leaders. This book will appeal to teens interested in Tibetan Buddhism, as well as student activists interested in the Free Tibet movement."

- SFF twitter users rejoice! Today (Monday 11/14) Brandon Sanderson (@BrandSanderson) will be chatting with Tor (@torbooks) on Twitter at 1PM EST and you're invited. Just use the hastag #TorChat and jump on in with questions!

- Major congratulations to author Esi Edugyan for winning Canada’s 2011 Giller Prize. Picador will publish HALF-BLOOD BLUES this coming February.

- Kirkus Reviews has posted their 2011 Best of Fiction and we are proud to see quite a few Macmillan gems on the list. Take a peek at their full list here.

- And finally, on your lunch break, check out Nancy Pearl's Book Lust interview with Jeffrey Eugenides! Video hosted here.

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ALA Annual Schedule 2011, New Orleans!

June 23th–28th, 2011, Booth #1126

Friday, June 24th

  • 5:30pm Julie Cross will sign copies of TEMPEST in our booth #1126.

Saturday, June 25th*

  • 10:00am John Hart will sign copies of IRON HOUSE in the Baker & Taylor booth #2049.
  • 11:00am Rhys Bowen and Jane Cleland will sign copies of BLESS THE BRIDE and DEADLY THREADS in our booth #1126.
  • 12:30pm Mary Kay Andrews will sign copies of SUMMER RENTAL in our booth #1126.
  • 1:30pm Mary Kay Andrews will speak on the LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage at the back of the 1400 aisle.
  • 1:30pm "Celebrating Southern Writers" with John Hart (IRON HOUSE) at MCC #335-336.
  • 4:00pm "Tales from the Heart: Literary Memoirs" with Margaux Fragoso (TIGER, TIGER) at MCC #283.

*Saturday is also Mystery Day on the Pop Top Stage featuring Minotaur authors Ro Harris, Jane Cleland, Nancy Martin, Michael Wiley, Steve Hamilton, Barbara Fister, Rhys Bowen and Cathy Pickens!

  • 10:00am "Traditional Mysteries: Who are the new Jane Marples?" with authors Rhys Bowen, Nancy Martin, Rosemary Harris, and moderator Jane Cleland.
  • 11:00am "Tough Guys" with authors Steve Hamilton and Michael Wiley.
  • 12:00pm An interview with Cathy Pickens.
  • 1:00pm BrownBag Lunchtime Interview with Rosemary Harris.
  • 2:00pm "Attention to Detail: how research adds to the mystery" with authors Rhys Bowen, Jane Cleland, and moderator Michael Wiley.
  • 3:00pm "Laugh or I’ll Kill You" with authors Rosemary Harris, Nancy Martin, and Cathy Pickens.
  • 4:00pm "Mystery Chicks and Private Dicks" with author Barbara Fister.

Sunday, June 26th

  • 9:00am Coffee Klatch featuring Steve Hamilton (THE LOCK ARTIST) and Alden Bell (THE REAPERS ARE THE ANGELS) at J.W. Marriott (614 Canal Street) and lle de France Ball Room sponsored by YALSA.
  • 9:00am Rosemary Harris will sign SLUGFEST in our booth #1126.
  • 10:30am The Alex Award winners panel and book signing with featured speakers Steve Hamilton (THE LOCK ARTIST) and Alden Bell (THE REAPERS ARE THE ANGELS) at MCC #383-385.
  • 10:30am ALTAFF’s “Mysteries @ your Library” with featured speakers Erica Spindler (WATCH ME DIE) and Bill Loehfelm (THE DEVIL SHE KNOWS) at MCC #268.
  • 12:30pm From the Inside(rs) Out: AAP/ Book Buzz Editor’s Panel with Nancy Pearl and John Sherer.
  • 1:30pm ALTAFF’s “First Author, First Book” panel with featured speaker Ellen Bryson (THE TRANSFORMATION OF BARTHOLOMEW FORTUNO) at MCC #269.

Monday, June 27th

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Come Talk Books on Twitter

I can't imagine why, but I've heard rumors that some of you aren't on Twitter. And don't think you can pull the wool over my eyes; you're reading this post, therefore, you have Internet access and a few minutes to spare! Caught you.

I believe it's my duty to let you peculiar, non-twittering folks know that you're missing out on a lot of fun such as monthly galley chats with @EarlyWord (#ewgc), discussions with patrons about #FridayReads, and best of all, 140-character book recommendations from all the librarians you love!

Some of my favorite book tweets come from the one and only Nancy Pearl (@Nancy_Pearl). I've posted a few of her suggestions below so you can get a taste of just what you're missing:

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Charles Jessold, Considered As a Murderer a Nancy Pearl favorite!

While at ALA Midwinter this past weekend, the Macmillan booth was stocked with advance copies of Wesley Stace's Charles Jessold, Considered As A Murderer. As it turns out, we're not the only ones that love this book!

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Nancy Pearl on Memoirs

On NPR’s Morning Edition yesterday, Nancy Pearl recommended several memoirs. She says that The Hare with Amber Eyes is the best work of nonfiction she read this year. SWEET!


Thanks again to Nora Rawlinson and EarlyWord for posting this!

Nancy Pearl @ NYPL - 11/15 @ 6:30 p.m.

Got the Sunday night blues? Get over 'em with me tomorrow night at the New York Public Library's Mid-Manhattan branch.

At 6:30 p.m. the lovely Nancy PANTS Pearl will be talking about Book Lust To Go. I'll be there - so that should be enough of a reason for you to be there too.

Nancy Pearl's Under the Radar Reads

The always amazing Nancy Pearl highlighted her favorite summer reads on NPR yesterday, proving something that we've known all along: when Nancy Pearl speaks, readers listen.

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