People who like to say “Happy Monday” – are they really that cheerful, do you think? Moving on. Here are an assorted selection of news topics that I ran across the net recently.
Keishon is still reading UNDONE by Karin Slaughter. Although the book is good, she spent most of Sunday with friends and family and didn’t get much reading done until late in the evening. The review might be up Tuesday or Wednesday. #readingdeadlinefail
Jane from Dear Author wrote up a nice summary of the RWA09 conference. I’m told that the next conference will be held in Nashville, TN in 2010. I know I said that I wouldn’t want to ever attend but am seriously thinking about going next year.
In the category of author’s being seen in a positive light – Neil Gaiman is “32 flavors of awesome” according to the Savage Critics. I love reading stories like this. Sounds like Gaiman is truly a class act.
Over at the Booksmugglers, Ana and Thea are having a YA Appreciation Month where they will be reviewing YA titles up to August 15th. Apropos as I forget which one of them finally read all three books in Megan Whalen Turner’s THE THIEF series. Yes, her books are that good. I’ve only been screaming to everybody to read her books for the past two years now (or somewhere close to that).
On a more somber note, news legend Walter Cronkrite died at age 92. He wasn’t apart of my generation but I do know he was the voice of the first man to ever walk on the moon and he shed the tears of most Americans when JFK was assassinated. RIP.