This Week in the World of Books

ALA Winners: This week the American Library Association announced all their Book & Media Awards. Three of the major awards were given to Katie DiCamillo, Brian Floca & Marcus Sedgwick. Kate DiCamillo (Flora & Ulysses) was awarded the John Newberry Medal. Brian Floca (Locomotive) received the Randolph Coldecott Medal. And, finally, the Michael L. Printz … Continue reading This Week in the World of Books

The Delicate String of Memory: THE ANSWER TO THE RIDDLE IS ME

The Answer to the Riddle is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia by David Stuart MacLean Reviewed by Steve(n) If every new experience is a bead on a bracelet, then memory is the string that unites these events into the coherent chain of a human life. David Stuart MacLean had the uncanny and horrifying misfortune of having … Continue reading The Delicate String of Memory: THE ANSWER TO THE RIDDLE IS ME

New Releases – 1/28

HARDCOVER FICTION ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Guts by Roddy Doyle Jimmy Rabbitte of The Commitments returns in the triumphant new novel from the Booker Prize–winning author. The distinct wit and lively, authentic dialogue that are the hallmarks of Roddy Doyle’s fiction are on a full display as he reintroduces Jimmy Rabbitte in this follow-up to his beloved … Continue reading New Releases – 1/28

Ishmael Beah Reads From RADIANCE OF TOMORROW

Ishmael Beah's book A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Solider soared to the top of bestseller lists (and book club lists) when it was released in 2007. A harrowing account of Sierra Leone's civil war, Beah's story exposed readers to the fate of child soldiers. Now he has returned with his first novel, Radiance of Tomorrow, an … Continue reading Ishmael Beah Reads From RADIANCE OF TOMORROW

Going Home Again: BIRTH, SCHOOL, METALLICA, DEATH, VOLUME 1

Birth, School, Metallica, Death: Volume 1 by Paul Brannigan & Ian Winwood Reviewed by Bosco I'm fairly sure that I first saw Metallica in the summer of '86 in Dallas, TX. I remember them being one of the greatest live bands I had seen up to then. Through that show's date until the early 21st Century, … Continue reading Going Home Again: BIRTH, SCHOOL, METALLICA, DEATH, VOLUME 1