Sunday, July 19, 2009

Preparing for August, or "What's there to read?"

The Columbia Publishing Course magazine workshop (which will get its own post at a later date) is over, so with one week left to the course I'm starting to plan my August reading list. This is a list that may get longer or shorter depending on how soon I am able to find a job in my new field. In the meantime, here's how it's stacking up.

These are just what's at the top of my very tall pile. My lack of local jobs is your blog reviews gain! I'm also going to catch up on seasons 3 and 4 of 30 Rock and start watching Prison Break like I always meant to.

Once I renew my library card I'm planning Chris Krovatin Day at Librarilly Blonde. But it's really more My Giant Authorcrush On Chris Krovatin, Who Doesn't Know I Exist, Day. His books are Heavy Metal and You and Venomous, if you'd like to get a head start on the reading.

BBYA? Not in the frame of mind to talk about it right now because instead of going to ALA I was doing the magazine workshop, but I get the vague impression that my opinion (basically, keep BBYA as is and think very carefully about the economics of reading and publishing before establishing that reader's choice award) is one of the less popular ones around.

6 comments:

Marie said...

Sounds like you have a nice summer ahead of you!

I love Chris Krovatin too and look forward to your posts!

Julia said...

You know our Mister Krovatin just got a deal for hist first non-YA novel?

Christopher said...

Hiya! This is Chris Krovatin. I'm glad you are preparing a day for me, and that you have an authorcrush on me (shucks). Let me know when my day is, and I will celebrate!

Thanks,
Christopher Krovatin

Cynthia said...

You probably already know this, but he will be at Elizabeth Public Library on 7/23:

Author of Heavy Metal and You and Venomous, Chris Krovatin, will be hanging out with the teens here at the Elizabeth Public Library on Thursday, July 23rd, from 5-7pm. Interested teens (and their librarians) are invited to attend!

Wish I could make it!

Carlie Webber said...

Julia, no, I didn't know that! Thanks for posting that. I can't wait until it's out.

Chris, I'll be in touch with you. I can't pay you anything, but perhaps if you have the time you'd be willing to do an interview here?

Cynthia, I wrote to Kimberly to let her know how sad I am that I can't come. That day is the Columbia Publishing Course trip to Random House and Hearst, and I don't think I can make it to Elizabeth in time. Woe is I!

Tashya said...

Hey LB, I'm with you up on the BBYA issue. Popular vote is great for what's popular, but let's keep an educated standard for what's classic.
--Tashya