News & Notes – 2/02/2012

News & Notes – 2/02/2012

Happy Groundhog Day!  By D. Gordon E. Robertson (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons Do you suppose he’ll see his shadow this year?  I hope so; we haven’t had much winter around here this year (the last cold snap excepted), and I know the kids would… Read more »

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Tamora Pierce wins YALSA award

Tamora Pierce wins YALSA award

I love it when my favorite authors are publicly recognized for the excellence of their work! Congratulations to Tamora Pierce, who has won YALSA’s 2013 Margaret A. Edwards Award for “her significant and lasting contribution” to YA literature.  Ms. Pierce was honored for two of her Tortall series, “The Song… Read more »

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News and Notes — 1/26/13

News and Notes — 1/26/13

artist’s conception of the interior of the BiblioTech   Two interesting developments on the library front:   In North Carolina State University’s new library, robots bring you the books you want; the stacks are closed to humans.  (Flavorwire)  And Bexar County, Texas, is about to open BiblioTech, the first all-ebook… Read more »

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Gone West (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries), by Carola Dunn (Review)

Gone West (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries), by Carola Dunn (Review)

From the Goodreads description: In September 1926, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher visits Sybil Sutherby, a school friend now living in Derbyshire as the confidential secretary to a novelist. Suspecting that something is seriously amiss, Sybil has asked Daisy to discretely investigate. Upon arrival, Daisy finds a household of relatives… Read more »

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