Bookish links

Man, opening a new library branch is a lot of work! That’s what I’ve been up to lately… less than a month to go!

Here are some things that have been kicking around my zillion open tabs for a while…

Roger Sutton, editor in chief of the children’s lit journal The Horn Book, is awesome. Conference swag that I covet, via his blog, When A Is for Xbox: 26 Ways to Prevent Summer Reading.

An essay from G. K. Chesterton’s book, All Things Considered, on the morality of fairy tales.

Greenwillow’s blog continues to be awesome. Check out Megan and Eugenides Tour Tinseltown and Come Home With their American Express Cards Safe (and as far as we know, Gen didn’t steal one single thing while we were there) to see a couple storyboards for a hypothetical The Thief movie.

How did I not know about the Sunburst Awards? “The Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is a juried award based on excellence of writing in two categories: adult and young adult. The awards are presented annually to Canadian writers with a speculative fiction novel or book-length collection of speculative fiction published any time during the previous calendar year. Named after the first novel by Phyllis Gotlieb (1926–2009), one of the first published authors of contemporary Canadian science fiction, the awards consist of a cash award of Cdn$1,000 and a medallion which incorporates a specially designed “Sunburst” logo. The winners receive their awards in the fall of every year.” My to-read list just got even longer–although to be fair, about half the nominees that I haven’t read are aleady on it.

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