Google Alerts Round-up

>> Sunday, May 17, 2009

I hate to post the same day Wendi's put up a good one, but I've had my nose to the writing grindstone of late. I've met my daily quota though, so it's time to catch up with the blogging. I have a lot of Google Alerts/good e-mail news to post, beginning with the above pics, sent in from Penguin Field Reps. The first is of The Brooklyn Nine on a baseball book display at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, Washington. The second was taken in Dolly's Bookstore in Park City, Utah. That's some good company there--two Newbery winners, and The Brooklyn Nine! From their table display to the committee's ears...

Now, on with the news!

Bill over at Literate Lives wishes The Brooklyn Nine went to extra innings, Susan Harkins at thinks B9 knocks it out of the ballpark, and The Reading Zone can't wait to read it.

Meanwhile, despite believing baseball on TV to be a cure for insomnia, the resident bibliovore at Confessions of a Bibliovore thinks The Brooklyn Nine is a cracking good yarn...

...and her great review of The Brooklyn Nine has talked Jen Robinson into checking it out!

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Teen Services recommends reading Something Rotten for Earth Day...

...while Maire at Books, Books, and Books appreciates Something Rotten's comparatively low body count. likes Something Wicked even more than Something Rotten, even though it's darker...

...while the North Carolina School Library Media Association has nominated Something Rotten for the 2009-2010 North Carolina Young Adult Book Award! (Pretty stiff competition though--but at least there's no Stephenie Meyer book on the list this year!)

E. Lockhart, Printz Honor winner, National Book Award Finalist, and all-around swell gal likes my video blogs.

And finally, perhaps the best news of all: Editor Liz reports that Dial has already gone to a second printing of The Brooklyn Nine! Woohoo! That's just two months out of the gate!

That's it for me. Back to the new book!


Bill May 18, 2009 at 5:06 PM  

I do wish for more innings! Thanks for giving Literate Lives a mention, and thanks for writing good books for kids!

Bibliovore May 18, 2009 at 11:43 PM  

Thanks for the link, Alan! I picked up The Brooklyn Nine because I enjoyed Horatio Wilkes so much, even though they're very different stories. Hoping my library buys Something Wicked soon!

Alan May 19, 2009 at 12:09 AM  

Thanks for checking in, guys, and thanks for the blog buzz!

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