|My kinda room!|
The Pulitzers were announced, and thanks to the Tournament of Books, I’d actually heard of the fiction winner (though it’s largely been overshadowed by Hamilton‘s big win in the drama category).
And the good folks over at Library Journal put together a list of the 10 best American police procedurals. Such a list would always make me happy, but when I saw that they included Craig Johnson… squealing commenced.
|Library of Congress — fancy!|
My friends, the book world is a happening place
So… nobody told me the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction actually existed. Then I saw that Marilynne Robinson won the thing. So: that’s news!
Beverly Clearly turned 100 this week! Given that some of her books (Henry Huggins) seemed charmingly old-fashioned when I read them way back in the ’70s, I’m actually delightedly stunned that she’s still living.
This is the lady who gave us Drop Everything and Read Day, and for that, I’m deeply grateful. (I actually celebrate this holiday most days, but I think that’s true of many of us.)
|Pawnee in Pasadena! Courtesy of the Dear Man|
BOOKRIOT is alive with geeky, bookish TV people these days.
Here’s how to diagnose yourself as a Parks & Recreation reader.
(I’m a Leslie Knope, but we already knew that.)
If you’re more of a Simpsons person, check out the Lisa Simpson Book Club.
And if you’re feeling more traditional, you can read instead about life lessons from the Brontes.
One final item, that made me even happier than usual…
In her new mini-podcast episodes called “A Little Happier,” Gretchen Rubin focused this week on the simple joy of a visit to the library.
I’m totally hooked on her Happier podcast, and it’s even better to get these little bonus episodes once a week. Three minutes of library gushing, people. Well worth listening.
And that’s our bookish web round-up for this week!
We live in a world of woe, my darlin’s.
First, the publishing world continues to get even weirder.
And then Downton Abbey ended its run. (Tears! Many tears!)
On this last one, no worries, though, because Citizen Reader has us covered… She’s kindly put together a post that will take the edge off our withdrawal.