April 2008

News round-up: Judge finds Harry Potter complex, and more.

Steven Vander Ark Judge in Potter case isn’t a fan Judge Robert Patterson, heading up the case involving J.K. Rowling’s attempt to

Spring Break Reading

Spring break means no school library hours for me this week. (Sadly, no actual spring break trip in sight, merely additional hours at my other

J.M. Coetzee’s 2020 vision

J.M. Coetzee Australians are quick to claim celebrities as our own, even when the connection is tenuous. Russell Crowe is ours (born in New

Blood on Paper opens

‘Open Secret’, Anthony Caro, 2004. Ivory PressCourtesy Opening this week at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is Blood on Paper, an exhibition

You Must Read Lois Lowry and Sloane Crosley

“Then, as my mother read those first few pages of The Yearling, I saw blue-gray smoke rising from the chimney of a simple cabin, and

Window into Botswana

As part of my audio book musings I’d like to note that one series which caught my eye at my local library is Alexander

News round-up: Pulitzer Edition

Editor and Publisher reports on the timing of the Washington Post‘s Pulitzer sweep: Is it irony or just today’s newspaper reality that The

Collecting Pulitzers

My obsession with the Pulitzer Prize-winning novels kicked into high-gear in 2004 when considering a topic for my Masters thesis. I’d been wrestling with an

Reading at Random: Funke’s Fiction

Recently I finished Lilli Thal’s Mimus and was reminded throughout the book of Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart series, and not just because both authors

Diaz wins the fiction prize

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Waoby Junot DiazPenguinSeptember 2007, 352 pages, $24.95 The big news this Pulitzer year is Bob Dylan’s Special Citation for “his profound

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//Mixed media

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 12 - "Don't You Forget About Me"

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"In another stand-alone episode, there's a lot of teen drama and some surprises, but not much potential.

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