Monday (Absurdly) Fun Day! (7/16/2012 Edition)

Monday (Absurdly) Fun Day! (7/16/2012 Edition)

Welcome to a new week, biblio-buddies!

We put up a number of important and delightful posts last week that we don't want you to miss including:

- An interview with debut novelist Lydia Netzer whose curious and compelling first novel, SHINE SHINE SHINE, comes out this week! 

- Sign up information for the Edelweiss Librarian Boot Camp which you should all add to your calendars.

- The list of forthcoming titles that Talia presented during the most recent Booklist webinar, Book Battle 2: this time it's personal!, and we included a link to her slides. 

GalleyCat has your cat video fix covered with The Most Popular Literary Cat Videos of All Time.

But most importantly: Sunday was Talia's birthday! I stayed behind on Friday with Peter and Emily from Academic Marketing and we did that thing that everyone hears about, but no one actually does: we blew up hundreds of balloons to leave in Talia's office... 

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Total balloon count: 432.

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UNSHELVED Readers, Here’s Your Exclusive Invite to the Epic Book Battle Webinar!

UNSHELVED Readers, Here’s Your Exclusive Invite to the Epic Book Battle Webinar!

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Who? You, silly! And also Talia "The Tiger" Sherer from Team Macmillan and Chris "The Cutie" Vaccari from Team Sterling.

When? Thursday, July 12th, 2pm Eastern.

Where? Your favorite computer screen!

What? "Book Battle II: This Time It’s Personal." Booklist posted an excellent description:

If you missed those legendary book brawlers, Cutie and Tiger (a.k.a. Chris Vaccari from Sterling Publishing and Talia Sherer from Macmillan), mixing it up at recent ALA conferences, now’s your chance to get a ringside seat—right in front of your own computer! The book battle is going virtual.

Some critics charge that Cutie and Tiger have been a bit too nice to one another in their earlier exchanges. No matter. This time they assure us the gloves are coming off. When they climb out of the ring at the end of the hour, they will have left nothing behind—except, of course, for dozens of terrific new-book recommendations.

Don’t miss this free, hour-long Booklist webinar moderator by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper.

Sign up now! Do it! Do it now.

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