Thanks to everyone for coming out to see Life of Pi and having a great discussion about the book and the movie. Here are a few photos from Monday night.
Don't forget to come by the library during ALAPP today for the Lighting of the Fireplace! Muddy's cupcakes and coffee will be available for purchase.
There are some fantastic books up for the Volunteer State Book Award. Take a look at the VSBA page to see all of the nominees and link to descriptions. The books are on display in the Weir Study. Come by and check one out!
The National Book Award winners will be announced tonight. Take a look below to see the finalists in each category. You can also watch a video of the finalists reading from their books at http://new.livestream.com/TheNewSchool/nbareading2012.
NPR also has recordings of the finalists in fiction and nonfiction available on their website. Tonight's award ceremony can be watched at http://nationalbook.org/nba2012_ceremony.html#.UKPiBYV7Yfk.
Young People's Literature
William Alexander, Goblin Secrets (Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)
Carrie Arcos, Out of Reach (Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)
Patricia McCormick, Never Fall Down (Balzer+Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)
Eliot Schrefer, Endangered (Scholastic)
Steve Sheinkin, Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
(Flash Point, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press)
Junot Díaz, This Is How You Lose Her (Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group USA, Inc.)
Dave Eggers, A Hologram for the King (McSweeney's Books)
Louise Erdrich, The Round House (Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)
Ben Fountain, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)
Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds (Little, Brown and Company)
Anne Applebaum, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956 (Doubleday)
Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (Random House)
Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 4 (Knopf)
Domingo Martinez, The Boy Kings of Texas (Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press)
Anthony Shadid, House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
David Ferry, Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations (University of Chicago Press)
Cynthia Huntington, Heavenly Bodies (Southern Illinois University Press)
Tim Seibles, Fast Animal (Etruscan Press)
Alan Shapiro, Night of the Republic (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Susan Wheeler, Meme (University of Iowa Press)
It is that list time of year! Lots of organizations are starting to put out their lists of best books of 2012. Take a look at Amazon's list. Do you agree. See anything here that looks like good reading over break?
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