Daily Archives: March 26, 2010

Noteworthy Links #1

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Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin has been adapted into a musical production – Read more at SFgate.

created with veterans of “Avenue Q” and members of the rock band Scissor Sisters – will receive its world premiere in the American Conservatory Theater’s 2010-11 season.

I reviewed this title sometime last year, you can read my review here. Its a delightful ode to San Fransisco. The characters are creative, funny and loveable and the mentions of the city make any local’s heart melt.

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The Northern California Book Award Nominees are listed here. The Nor Cal Book Awards have highlighted some of the finest and most popular authors of our time; Michael Chabon, David Eggers, etc. I’m happy to announce that the winners will be announced at the San Francisco Public Library from 1p-2:30p on April 18th.

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Sid Fleischman, author of many beloved children’s books, including one of my favorites: The Whipping Boy, passed away at age 90. The New York Times has written a great mini bio of his life and career as an author. You should definitely stop by to check it out.

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Out of Print Clothing – great presents for the book lover in your life (or even just for yourself!)

Our shirts feature iconic and often out of print book covers. Some are classics, some are just curious enough to make great t-shirts, but all are striking works of art.

I like this one the best:

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Giveaways and other book blogger blurbs

** Check out Caribous Mom to enter a giveaway for the Patrick Taylor Irish Country series. The drawing takes place Tuesday March 30th, so make sure to get your name in there now!

** Check out an awesome 2.5 minute clip of the goings-on at an Amazon Warehouse over at Letters on Pages.  On a personal note, I think tours of any kind are awesome!

** Wonders and Marvels is hosting a giveaway for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The last day to enter is TODAY before midnight. Better get your name on the list pronto.

** Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon is coming up quickly on April 10th this year. Do you have your books ready? I think I may actually be able to participate in this one, although I do have to go to a cousin’s engagement party that evening…but I’ll be reading before and afterwards!