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Apr 26, 2016

Litsy, Book Awards,  plus, don't you forget about 84, Charing Cross Road and Nobody's Fool.

Ann and I are both on Litsy, a new photo-focused book-based social media app (usernames AnnKingman and mkindness). The one problem we're encountering is posting about a book that we're reading electronically in manuscript form; they're not very photogenic!
So, check out Litsy and let us know what you think!

A New Batch of Book Awards (07:42)

  • Congratulations to all the winners and the runners-up!


    Don't You Forget About Me (18:36)


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    Within the past few weeks, posts from two different book lovers wrote statuses that showed in my Facebook feed. They had each read, for the first time, 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff. It's something that all book lovers should read, and a book I only read myself a few years ago.

    Though it's an older book, Ann only recently read Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo. On paper, Donald "Sully" Sullivan doesn't seem like a character you'd fall in love with. He's a drinking, gambling, womanizer who lives in a dying town in upstate New York. But Ann says he's a character that you'll long remember.

  • Young Adult Book of the Year - Winner (tie) Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit, Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  • E.B White Read-Aloud Award for Middle Readers - The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
  • E.B White Read-Aloud Award for Picture Books - Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins
  • Indie Champion Award - Richard Russo