Thursday, May 8, 2008

Neil Gaiman lovefest, Twilight movie teaser, and upcoming blog changes

Remember Cory Doctorow's Little Brother from last week's update?

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow MySpace Page

Neil Gaiman, author/comics writer/screenwriter extraordinaire, blogged about it on Tuesday. Neil's initial enthusiastic review of the novel (December 2007) ended up as a blurb on the cover -- prompting us to give it a go. Like Neil, we'd highly recommend it as a "wonderful, important book" tackling technology, freedom, and patriotism for both young readers and adults. Check out Macmillan/Tor's feature on
Little Brother, including a podcast with Cory Doctorow, here.

In other exciting Neil news, we've just received his
Dangerous Alphabet, which shoppers and staffers alike have been waiting for impatiently. It's like riding the Tunnel of Love with Lemony Snicket. It's Edward Gorey's Gashlycrumb Tinies meets Pirates of the Caribbean. It's sickeningly fantastic.

Expect more gushing about Neil in the next few weeks as his MIT event approaches -- maybe we'll see you there?

The trailer for Twilight is finally out!

It's maddeningly short, but that's why they call it a teaser, right? (Did you catch
Goblet of Fire's Robert Pattinson as Edward? Those Harry Potter kids are so lazy, aren't they?) Until the release in December, we'll be getting our Meyer fix with Stephenie's new adult novel, The Host, out this week. Look for it in the chapter book room.

You may have noticed we're experimenting a little with the format of the blog. We'd love to hear your thoughts on its evolution -- along with any other suggestions or comments you have! If you don't have a Blogger account, just select "other" or "anonymous" as your user status to leave us some love.

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