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Book news, reviews, and musings 10 Dec 2010

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News and features

The 2011 International Prize for Arabic fiction shortlist has been announced.

Amazon will give authors free access to Neilsen Bookscan data. And you thought twitter was a good procrastination tool

The latest classic to be adapted for the big screen is Frankenstein.

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The current issue of NeoVictorian Studies focuses on steampunk, and is free to download. (Thanks to Charles Tan for the link)


Cynthia Leitich Smith interviews childrens author Michele Coriel

The Book Show interviews Gregory Day, author of The Patron Saint of Eels and The Grand Hotel


We review Burnt Snow by Van Badham (and impatiently await the sequel)

Shelley Rae at Bookd Out reviews Mob Rules by Cameron Hurley

Fantasy Fiction reviews Black Prism by Brent Weeks


Jeff VanderMeer gives us some weird book recs for the holiday season. gives us a list of 2010s top queer speculative fiction

The NYT looks at translation as a vehicle to opening up foreign literature markets

Just for fun

Im very tempted to put up a Christmas tree like this one '(thanks to Jacq Ellem for the link)

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, 'Cornelia Funke and Emily Dickinson!

Quote of the day

A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia. Iris Murdoch. (So dont take them to heart, kids!)

Beautiful book cover of the day:

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  1. I want a tree just like that one that would be cool. Love that book cover BTW and thanks for the mention :)

  2. Stephanie /

    Thanks, Shelley Rae. Im very tempted to make my own book tree, but dont have the space! Perhaps I could make a miniature one to go on top of my coffee table. :)

  3. What a cool tree! Im pretty sure I dont have that many green books, though. Maybe I could do a different color.

    I love the cover for The Imperfectionists as well; I adore the font and how its complexity contrasts with how simple the rest of the cover is.

  4. Stephanie /

    Thanks, Erin! I have quite a few of those blue leather-look Wordsworth classics that might suffice, but it would have to be a mini tree.

    Theres definitely something intriguing (and slightly ominous) about the cover of The Imperfectionists!

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