The New York Times best sellers list

The New York Times best sellers list

In case you were wondering what everyone else is reading, here’s this week’s list of best sellers from The New York Times. Hmmm, I’ve read (or am planning to read very soon) only four of these. How many have you read? What do you think should be on the list? CHAPTER BOOKS This Week   […]

Posted January 19, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Form and Function: Leave It to Vanna White

Form and Function: Leave It to Vanna White

In my MFA program, we once had a long and drawn out class discussion about the font that was used in poet Lynn Emanuel‘s collection Then, Suddenly. The offending character that began this argument? The question mark. The font style used to typeset her book employed a question mark that was especially curly. Fat on […]

Posted January 19, 2010 by in Uncategorized, Writing / 1 Comment
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Review & Contest: Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Review & Contest: Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Cosmic, the new book from Carnegie Medal-winner Frank Cottrell Boyce is easily one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. Ever. Though intended for a slightly younger audience than we normally mention here at Novel Novice (ages 8-12/grades 3-7), this book is highly enjoyable and should be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Here’s a […]

Posted January 19, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Win Lena’s necklace from Beautiful Creatures!

Win Lena’s necklace from Beautiful Creatures!

Beautiful Creatures authors Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl are hosting a new, awesome contest on their site — related to their Southern USA Book Tour! Check it out: In honor of the tour, we have a surprise for you. We developed a virtual scavenger hunt for BC, with our friend Gabriel Paul. Gabriel loves books […]

Posted January 18, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 3 Comments
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In which awesome authors post awesome videos

In which awesome authors post awesome videos

Some of our favorite authors here at Novel Novice are also some of our favorite social networkers, and as such have created some of the most entertaining videos we’ve seen recently. Here are two new videos today from Maggie Stiefvater (author of Lament & Shiver) & Kaleb Nation (author of Bran Hambric).

Posted January 18, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Why Lost is a Lit Fan’s Dream…..

Why Lost is a Lit Fan’s Dream…..

As many of you are probably aware ABC’s hit television show, Lost will begin its final season in a matter of weeks. If you have not seen the show there is still time to catch up before the season 6 premiere. What makes Lost so great? Brilliant story-telling. I like to think of it as […]

Posted January 18, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 3 Comments
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American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards

American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards

The ALA”s 2010 Youth Media Awards were held this morning, honoring some of the best writers and works in children’s and Young Adult writing. According to their website: Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books and media for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media […]

Posted January 18, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Preview this week’s all-new The Vampire Diaries

Preview this week’s all-new The Vampire Diaries

The CW’s adaptation of The Vampire Diaries returns this week with all-new episodes! You can get caught up with video clips, some full episodes & episode summaries on the official Vampire Diaries website. In the meantime, here are a few previews & webclips from CW Television to help get you really excited: Spoiler alert! Clips […]

Posted January 18, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Lisa Schroeder’s drive-by book signings!

Lisa Schroeder’s drive-by book signings!

A couple days ago, I swung by my local bookstore to pick up some new books — mostly titles we’re getting ready to feature here on Novel Novice that I’ve been meaning to read, and finally found a good excuse to buy them. Three of those books I picked up were I Heart You, You […]

Posted January 17, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Parody: Harry Potter Ke$ha “Tik Tok” style!

Parody: Harry Potter Ke$ha “Tik Tok” style!

We just showed you the first official teaser-trailer for Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) … and now for something a little different, here’s this clever & hilarious Harry Potter parody of Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” from YouTuber NightTimeOperator: (Via @kimmymary, owner of the Page to Premiere Network) For the comments: Have you seen […]

Posted January 17, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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