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Book News, Reviews, and Musings 22 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

The winners of the Speech Pathology Books of the Year have been announced.

Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink, has sold a pitch to HBO.

Dorchester Publishing seems to be getting up to mischief by distributing books to which it doesnt own the rights.

Dont forget to check out our newest posts: competition round ups, new releases, book reviews, and more!


Cynthia Leitich Smith interviews Ryan Potter about his debut YA novel'Exit Strategy

Heres part one of an interview with famed Japanese author Haruki Murakami.


We review I am the Cheese by Robert Cormier.

Stella at Ex Libris reviews Frostbite, the second in Richelle Meads Vampire Academy series.

Charlotte at Charlottes Library reviews On the Blue Comet by Rosemary Wells.

Book Chatter reviews zombie thriller'The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell (see also our review)


Amanda Rutter muses on ARCs and embargoes. Check out the comments for some interesting debate.

Charles Yu gives us his top ten time travel books.

Larry at OfBlog ponders the pitfalls of reviewing.

China Mieville talks about fake Facebook profiles. Be sure to like his post. ;)

Just for fun

Given that squidpunk is all the rage, I thought you might enjoy this fabulous squid made from typewriter parts (via BoingBoing)

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, 'Doris Lessing!

Quote of the Day

Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep alone. 'Anthony Burgess (a quote I plan to share with my boyfriend)

Beautiful book cover of the day

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