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Book news, reviews, and musings 6 October 2010

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News, Reviews, and Musings is a new daily feature. Feel free to chime in, or to tweet/email us if we've missed something that you'd like to see featured.

News and features

Harry Potter author JK Rowling wouldnt rule out a Harry comeback.

Boomerang Books gives us a list of the most mentioned books in the Australian media this week.

Random House Australia has recalled the new release Evil in the Suburbs for legal reasons.

The Firefly blog tells us that Jane Yolen is publishing her 300th book. Quite a feat, given that Im excited about having written 100 reviews

The Sci Fi guy gives us a list of 37 new YA spec fic releases for this month.

Were running a giveaway of Jandy Nelsons fabulous The Sky is Everywhere. Click here to enter.'Were also running a giveaway of Lara Morgans Genesis: The Rosie Black Chronicles #1. Click here to enter.

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Cynthia Leitich Smith interviews Nancy Gordon about writing across different genres and formats in childrens and young adult literature.

Rick Kleffel of the Agony Column interviews author Monique Truong.

Ken Follett, author of the best selling Pillars of the Earth, 'is interviewed over at the Financial Times.


Amy at Amy Reads looks at two new YA books picked up at the recent Book Expo America, The Witches Kitchen and Suspect, and finds them both worthy of recommendation.

Crazy for Books wholeheartedly recommends Magnolia Wednesdays by Wendy Wax, a novel about a dance studio in Georgia (the state, that is, otherwise weve got a whole different book on our hands)

We review Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce (and get up on our soapbox)


In the wake of Banned Books Week, Erin at Erin Reads ponders the rights of the reader.

Author Sarah Prineas talks about gratuitous and insensitive author promotion, and how (and why) not to do it.

Broke and Bookish considers the types of reading material available in prisons.

ALA gives us a list of frequently challenged books by type.

Just for fun

Galleycat is looking for its readers worst day job stories. I have a few that I could probably add

Author birthdays

Happy birthday Caroline Gordon!

Quote of the Day

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. CS Lewis

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One comment

  1. What a great round-up. Thank you for including a post of mine! Im now off to check out some of these links :)