YA Spotlight (8/3/20)

This week’s YA spotlight has all things fantasy with a timely story of Argentine folklore, the final installment in the Mirage series, and the return to the magical world of Trylle. LOBIZONA by Romina Garber 2 starred reviews! “Sixteen-year-old Manu has spent her whole life in hiding; even as her period substantially changes her body […]

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Teen Talk Tuesday: Amanda Hocking is baaaaack! (11/18/14 Edition)

Teen Talk Tuesday: Amanda Hocking is baaaaack! (11/18/14 Edition)

Amanda Hocking made headlines when her self-published Trylle trilogy sold millions of e-copies. And when St. Martin’s Press re-released the trilogy in print, it spent a combined total of 23 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, reaching as high as #2. In FROSTFIRE, the first book in Hocking’s magical new YA series, readers […]

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Well Done, New York Times Best Sellers!

Well Done, New York Times Best Sellers!

This is the time of year that Talia and I are of the busier of the busy bees (maybe that's why we're buzzing so much lately??) and we end up missing some of the totally rad week-to-week Macmillan excitement.

So when Talia paused for 1/23 of a second to sip her coffee this morning and glanced at The New York Times Book Review Best Sellers list for May 27, she did a double-take and then called me in to talk about how many of our awesome books are on the list. 

We high-fived about it.

To give these books a pat on the back, a nod of approval, and a "well done, champ!" I've listed them below:

Print Hardcover Bestsellers – FICTION

#3 BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

#11 THE SINS OF THE FATHER by Jeffrey Archer

#14 A DOG’S JOURNEY by W. Bruce Cameron

Print Hardcover Bestsellers - NONFICTION

#4 MOST TALKATIVE by Andy Cohen

#6 KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Print Paperback Bestsellers – TRADE FICTION

#20 WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel

Print Paperback Bestsellers – NONFICTION

#11 SEAL TEAM SIX by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin

Print Bestsellers Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous - HARDCOVER

#4 THIS IS HOW by Augusten Burroughs

Print Children's Best Sellers - SERIES

#9 The Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking

Print Hardcover and Paperback Combined – FICTION

#8 BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

#20 THE SINS OF THE FATHER by Jeffrey Archer

Print Hardcover and Paperback Combined - NONFICTION

#7 MOST TALKATIVE by Andy Cohen

#9 KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

#32 THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman

Editor's Choice

FARTHER AWAY by Jonathan Franzen

"The theme of human struggle against the pulls of solipsism and narcissism illuminates every page of the novelist’s essays."

OBLIVION by Héctor Abad. Translated by Anne McLean and Rosalind Harvey.

"Abad’s highly personal coming-of-age story is also a sociopolitical portrait of Colombia."

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Monday Fun Day! (8/22/2011 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (8/22/2011 Edition)

  

Happy Monday, my plucky librarian friends!

It's time for another Monday Fun Day recap of awesome tidbits we didn't get to chat about last week. 

- First item of business is the cover unveiling for Amanda Hocking's Trylle trilogy (see above)! Amanda is quite taken with these fancy covers and we are, too! The series will be released in early 2012 (each including never-before-seen Trylle short stories) and we expect high demand so be prepared.

- Congratulations are in order for all the 2011 Hugo Award-winners! See the full list of winners and nominees here.

- If the excellent reviews didn't convince you that Amy Waldman's THE SUBMISSION is something special, then maybe the Nancy Pearl stamp of approval will: see her tweet here.

- In contest news...

Bryan Kratish of the Millhopper Branch Library in Alachua County won The Omen Machine Awesome Stuff Giveaway!

Also, before I left for vacation I promised you a beachy prize pack giveaway upon my return, but I've failed you by waiting so long to give you the details. Forgive me! I will post the contest this afternoon, so check back.

Until then, look at this:

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