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Happy Friday!

Hi everyone! Happy Friday. It's the last week of classes, which means that a grade-a-thon lurks around the corner...

The League of Writers blog is sponsoring a giveaway contest for a copy of all five of the bloggers' forthcoming young adult dystopian novels (XVI by Julia Karr, Across the Universe by Beth Revis, Memento Nora by Angie Smibert, Possession by Elana Johnson, and The Seventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch). Check out the blog here for a chance to win before December 20.

There's a list of donation drives here at the Friends of the Pine Ridge Reservation website, including lists of books requested by schools on the reservation. (Thanks to marthawells.)

From The Chronicle of Higher Education (available to nonsubscribers for five days): "Harry Potter and the Deeply Appreciative Professor."

For those of you interested in 2011 reading challenges, I have more links for you since my last post:
* The 2011 Debut Author Challenge
* The 2011 Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge
* Becky's Book Reviews has a links to additional 2011 challenges


So, what do you think about the forthcoming, first-ever adaptation of Douglas Adams's Dirk Gently novels?



"The door was the way to... to... The Door was The Way. Good. Capital letters were always the best way of dealing with things you didn't have a good answer to."
- Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Comments

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lizziebelle
Dec. 10th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
I adore Douglas Adams' writing, and I'm looking forward to the series. I hope they do it justice!
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 14th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
Me too!
altariel
Dec. 10th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
I'm very excited about Dirk Gently. Best fiction Adams did, IMHO. (This is my "fundamental interconnectedness of all things" icon, btw.)
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 14th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
(This is my "fundamental interconnectedness of all things" icon, btw.)

LOL! Awesome.

I'm excited, too!
primroseburrows
Dec. 10th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
From one of the comments:

I would argue that much of the disdain these book recieve from the 'inteligensia' is due to the fact that they were written by a single mom. Had they been written by a professor from one of the elite universities I have no doubt that it would now be revered as great literature in academic circles.

Hmmm. Interesting.

Adding Wolosky book to my (already way too long) wish list.
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 14th, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC)
I'll be interested to know what you think of it! It definitely looks fascinating.
peadarog
Dec. 11th, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
It's definitely not Friday any more. I think you'll need to revise a bit.

Also, hail to Dirk Gently!
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 14th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
It's definitely not Friday any more. I think you'll need to revise a bit.

D'Oh! Next thing you'll be telling me is that it's not 2009 anymore.

Also, hail to Dirk Gently!

Yay!
amedia
Dec. 14th, 2010 01:54 am (UTC)
Many thanks for the HP link - a fascinating perspective!
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 14th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
My pleasure! I'm glad it was interesting to you, too.
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