If you're a grown-up (which I mention because a couple of the selections are definitely not kid/YA-rated), you might want to check out the Humble eBook Bundle, brought to you by the same folks who brought you the Humble Indie Bundle, which is a bundle of indie games offered for Your Price Here. A portion of the proceeds goes to charities like Child's Play and the bundle includes works from authors like Kelly Link, Neil Gaiman, Mercedes Lackey and Cory Doctorow. It's also DRM-free! So you should check it out (even if, like Corene, you harbour anti-eBook sentiments).
Apparently J.K. Rowling isn't the only kids' author striking out into adult lit: R.L. Stine, author of many of our pre-teen nightmares, has released a book for adults: Red Rain involves a hurricane and a set of evil twins... like you do, I suppose, if you're R.L. Stine.
It's book awards season! The National Book Awards finalists have been announced! As have the finalists for the Governor General's Literary Awards, including the Children's Illustration category, to Corene's particular delight.
This week's book is The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens.
Incidentally, since The Hobbit is one of our If You Liked This Then books for this week, a friendly reminder: The Hobbit: THE MOVIE - or at least, the first part of three - comes out in December. That means right now would be a good time to start re-reading the book! Like I'll be doing. :)
Books from this week's podcast:
- The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
- Son by Lois Lowry
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
- The Spy Princess by Sherwood Smith
- Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
- Chronicles of Prydain series by Lloyd Alexander
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien