Sunday Salon: Bookish News

Well, the news that the book world has been buzzing with is Neil Gaiman's winning of the Hugo for The Graveyard Book. Now I really want to have to will read the book, after months of procrastination. I'm also super happy that Wall-E has won, I really loved the movie. Here are all the Hugo winners.
  • Best Novel: The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman
  • Best Novella: “The Erdmann Nexus”, Nancy Kress
  • Best Novelette: “Shoggoths in Bloom”, Elizabeth Bear
  • Best Short Story: “Exhalation”, Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two)
  • Best Related Book: Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008, John Scalzi
  • Best Graphic Story: Girl Genius, Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones, Written by Kaja & Phil Foglio, art by Phil Foglio, colors by Cheyenne Wright
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: WALL-E Andrew Stanton & Pete Docter, story; Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon, screenplay; Andrew Stanton, director
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Joss Whedon, & Zack Whedon, & Jed Whedon, & Maurissa Tancharoen, writers; Joss Whedon, director
Another bookish article I found was this one about bookshelf etiquette. A witty look at how to arrange your books, especially if you keep adding to the pile at a phenomenal rate. A big thank you to Susan at You Can Never Have Too Many Books for directing me to this article from the New Yorker, about seven essential fantasy reads. It's a fantasy treasure trove, for people like me who have read the standard fantasy authors and want to discover new ones.

On the giveaways side, here are a few I have found:
All About {n} is giving away Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler. Winners drawn Aug 29
The Lateiner Gang is giving away Alvor by Laura Bingham and The Maze Runner by James Dashner till Sept 6
The Neverending Shelf is giving away Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater till Aug 21.
Suzanne McLeod is giving away Fire by Kristin Cashore

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1 Response
  1. debnance Says:

    I challenged myself, when I was very young, to try to read all the Hugos. I haven't read one in a coon's age. Need to read these again.

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