What bookish posts have you enjoyed this week? Anyone discover a new blog?
Online “Best of 2010″ Book Lists
Posted by David Gutowski on Largehearted Boy
It’s November, so you know what that means—time for “Best of 2010″ lists. I won’t give away any details about BookPage’s lists just yet (except to say . . . stay tuned)—but I will direct you to Largehearted Boy, where you can find a continually updated list of Best of 2010 lists from major magazines, independent bloggers are more.
Tough Love: Four YA Novels That Aren’t Afraid of the Truth (The Bare Necessities—A.S. King)
Guest post by A.S. King on The Book Lady’s Blog
I’ve been interested in A.S. King’s Please Ignore Vera Dietz ever since reviewer Heather Seggel wrote in BookPage, “Ignore this book at your peril; it’s a keeper.” So, I was excited to see King’s guest post on Rebecca Joines Schinsky’s (aka “The Book Lady’s”) blog. Her post is part of Rebecca’s Bare Necessities series, “in which authors and book industry professionals share annotated reading lists of books they love.”
King shares a list of her “four favorite must-read YA books that don’t shy away from hard issues.” I know there are a lot of YA fans reading The Book Case, so you won’t want to miss this post.
Psst…. A while back, Rebecca wrote a guest post for us on how to start a book blog. Worth a read if you missed it in May!
Good Blog: Oddly Specific
Posted by Jennifer Crusie
You already know that Jennifer Crusie is the author of popular and very clever women’s fiction—most recently Maybe This Time, released in September. But did you know she also keeps an entertaining and regularly updated blog? Yesterday, she highlighted the hilarious (and knew to me) Oddly Specific blog. Intrigued? You’ll have to follow the link to see what it’s about. (Okay, this one’s not that book-related, but we all need something funny on Friday, right?)