Articles tagged "Twitter"

But That’s Another Story Podcast

Can one story change the course of your life? If anyone knows, it’s Will Schwalbe, Macmillan Executive Vice President & bestselling author of THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB and BOOKS FOR LIVING. In the new podcast, But That’s Another Story, Schwalbe invites notable guests (Katie Couric! NPR reporter Sam Sanders! PACHINKO author Min-Jin Lee!) to tell stories of the books and the moments that changed their lives.

Subscribe now to But That’s Another Story on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher, and follow Macmillan Podcasts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you can share these inspiring stories.

Grammar Girl: a Hall of Fame Podcaster!

GGHallofFameToday is a huge day for Grammar Girl—Mignon Fogarty is being inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame!

It’s well-deserved, considering she’s aired more than 500 Grammar Girl episodes over the past ten years, simultaneously educating and entertaining her listeners. She even appeared on the “Today Show” with Hoda and Kathie Lee earlier this year to offer her expertise on National Grammar Day!

grammarA brief message from Mignon: “Thanks to all my listeners, guest writers, editors, assistants, and the team at Quick and Dirty Tips for their support over the years. I can’t wait to see what the next 500 episodes bring!”

You can subscribe to the Grammar Girl podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Spotify, or wherever else you get your podcasts. You can also sign up for the Grammar Girl newsletter and follow Mignon on Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat.  Share a story about where you listen to Grammar Girl with the hashtag #WhereIListen.

Congratulations Mignon!

Our #FridayReads – Labor Day Edition

TGIF! You know what that means: it’s time for #FridayReads! We’re especially excited to get bonus reading time over the long Labor Day weekend. (We hope you do, too!)

Talia’s not getting much sleep because of

THE ORPHAN CHOIR by Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah writes taut, psychological suspense novels and her latest takes domestic horror to a new level. Louise Beeston is haunted by choral music only she can hear. Hoping to find some peace, Louise convinces her husband, Stuart, to buy them a country house in an idyllic, sun-dappled community, but the new home brings her anything but that. Louise starts to suspect that this sinister choir is not only real, but a warning. But of what?

Anne is settling down with a croissant and café au lait to read


This ninth book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series has received an incredible four starred reviews from Library Journal, Booklist, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews! Here’s a sample from Booklist: “Penny has always used setting to support theme brilliantly, but here she outdoes herself, contrasting light and dark, innocence and experience, goodness and evil both in the emotional lives of her characters and in the way those characters leave their footprints on the landscape. Another bravura performance from an author who has reinvented the village mystery as profoundly as Dashiell Hammett transformed the detective novel.”

Next on our reading list is

THE WEDDING GIFT by Marlen Suyapa Bodden

This underground national bestseller just got a fabulous starred review from Publishers Weekly: “In this stunning debut, Marlen Suyapa Bodden effortlessly transports the reader to 1852 Alabama, where slavery and racism may rule the day, but everything isn't as black and white as it may seem. Bodden weaves a page-turning tangled web of misogyny, greed, scandal and violence in this powerful story about races colliding against the backdrop of America's darkest era."

We’d love to hear what you’re reading. Share it with us @MacmillanLib, #FridayReads. That’s it for us until Tuesday. Happy reading and enjoy the holiday weekend!

Monday Fun Day! (6/17/2013 Edition)

Happy Monday, librarians! I trust you all had a loving Father's Day weekend.

We're busily wrapping up all the loose ends before ALA Annual. Until then, I've posted a few fun bits and bobs below. Enjoy!

- NPR's Fresh Air posted the 1/2 hour audio clip of their segment "Mantel Takes Up Betrayal, Beheadings In 'Bodies'." And Terry Gross asked the question that we've all wanted to ask Mantel, 

"You wrote [...] about the French Revolution, and now you've written about Henry VIII, and there are several beheadings in these books. So excuse me for asking this, but if you had to be beheaded centuries ago, would you have preferred the guillotine, or the axe or sword customarily used in England?"

Mantel opted for—drumroll, please—the guillotine! Listen to the full interview now.

- Michael Kelley from Library Journal has called for submissions for Library Cat of the Month! The inaugural kitty, Emma from Lyme Public Library, is featured in the June 15th edition of Library Journal (p. 17) and she's a real beauty! Submission details here

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Monday Fun Day! (12/17/2012 Edition)

cat in snow shaking

Well friends, the year is winding down. Macmillan offices will be closed for the holidays from December 24th until January 2nd and I'm heading home this Wednesday, so it's about to get pretty quiet on the blog.

Fortunately a bunch of wonderful librarians are chatting about their favorite reads from 2012 on Twitter all week (join them using #libfavs2012)!

Shelf Awareness featured the book trailer for the final installment of the Robert Jordan's bestselling Wheel of Time series, A MEMORY OF LIGHT, featuring Brandon Sanderson, Harriet McDougal, Tom Doherty, Jason Denzel, and Patrick Rothfuss. Watch it now:

WoT trailer


A Romantic Whirlwind Getaway… er, Giveaway!

Dearest librarians,

We're running a romantic giveaway on Twitter today. Whoever sends us the sweetest tweet will get a pile of love from us including:


INSATIABLE by Opal Carew

KEPT BY SEDUCTION by Jaymie Holland

HOW TO ROMANCE A RAKE by Manda Collins

The winner is free to shelve them at the library or at home. Share or hoard the love as you see fit!

Here's the scoop:

xoxo, Macmillan Library readmoreremove

We’re on Twitter!

Yes, yes; Talia and I have been romping around the Twitterverse for quite some time now, but we've decided it's time to make it official. You now have a one-stop shop for all your library needs: @MacmillanLib

First Tweet

That's right! We'll be bringing you all the most important tidbits from St. Martin’s Press, Henry Holt, Tor/Forge, Picador, Minotaur, and Farrar, Straus & Giroux, as well as conference information, blog post notifications, our favorite passages, giveaways, and so much gore!... er, that is, so much more


Come Talk Books on Twitter

I can't imagine why, but I've heard rumors that some of you aren't on Twitter. And don't think you can pull the wool over my eyes; you're reading this post, therefore, you have Internet access and a few minutes to spare! Caught you.

I believe it's my duty to let you peculiar, non-twittering folks know that you're missing out on a lot of fun such as monthly galley chats with @EarlyWord (#ewgc), discussions with patrons about #FridayReads, and best of all, 140-character book recommendations from all the librarians you love!

Some of my favorite book tweets come from the one and only Nancy Pearl (@Nancy_Pearl). I've posted a few of her suggestions below so you can get a taste of just what you're missing:

Nancy Tweet


On Lovers and Twitterers

In addition to TaliaDrunkHulk, and yours truly, all you Tweeple out there should be following loversdiction. Once a day, author David Levithan posts a romantic entry in the same format of his unconventional narrative, THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY

Go forth and follow!