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Book news, reviews, and musings 4 October 2010

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News, Reviews, and Musings is a new daily feature. Feel free to chime in, or to tweet/email us if we've missed something that you'd like to see featured.

News and features

Peter Temples Truth has won a Victorian Premiers Literary Award for fiction.

Heres some great gossip on the film adaptation of Melissa Marrs best-selling Wicked Lovely

The Wall Street Journal features a blog post on how to encourage boys to read.

Were running a giveaway of Jandy Nelsons fabulous The Sky is Everywhere. Click here to enter.'Were also running a giveaway of Lara Morgans Genesis: The Rosie Black Chronicles #1. Click here to enter.

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Clarkesworld magazine chats with author Jay Lake about his background and his incredible authorial output.

Cynthia Leitich Smith interviews new author Jacqueline West about her worldbuilding habits and her series The Books of Elsewhere.

Middle Grade Ninja grills author Chris Grabenstein with a series of 7 quick but comprehensive questions.


The Book Smugglers check out Behemoth by best selling YA author Scott Westerfeld, and other than a few qualms about suspending disbelief, wholeheartedly recommends it.

Josephs Reviews looks 'at The Season of Second Chances by Diane Meier, finding himself unable to connect with it as much he had hoped.


John Scalzi muses on politics and yoghurt, and possibly says something profound. But you might have to be the judge of that!

Katherine Langrish reflects on fairy tales and what they mean to her.

Maureen Johnson considers the current push for boy books.

Insatiable Readers checks out Nathanial Fludd: Beastologist by MG author RL Lafevers (author of the Theodosia books), and asks readers to give this fabulous book a chance.

Just for fun

If youre a tad bored this evening, why not make a book necklace?

Author birthdays

Happy birthday Anne Rice!

Quote of the Day

I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude'of the other. the always sociable Rainer Maria Rilke

Beautiful book cover of the day

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