Around the Web: Librarians, Novel Titles, Brett Easton Ellis, and Nora Roberts

Hello again, readers! And welcome back to our weekly roundup of bookish news and links. This week, I’ve got a few fun listicles, a quick look at Brett Easton Ellis’s controversial take on Millennials, and an update from Nora Roberts and plagiarism. Surprising Librarians We love librarians here at CDP, so when I came across this Mental Floss list of unexpected librarians I had to share it. Librarianship is an amazing part of the literary world, which probably explains why so many of the librarians on this list went on to become writers. One Word Novel Titles Are you folks following dictionary blogs yet? If you’re a word nerd, I would recommend it. They’ve always got interesting content. For e

Around the Web: Game of Thrones, Bookstore Value, Writing Life, and Ramona Quinby

Hello, and welcome back to Around the Web, dear readers. This week I’ve got a funny quiz to celebrate the return of Game of Thrones, some thoughts on the value of bookstores, some writing advice, and an article on a beloved character in children’s lit. GOT or Teddy Roosevelt? Since Game of Thrones returned on Sunday, why not start out with a funny quiz? Test your knowledge of the series with MentalFloss’s Game of Thrones of Teddy Roosevelt quote quiz. Buying From Bookstores Raven Bookstore did some educating about book prices over on Twitter and explained why bookstores are valuable. If you’ve ever wondered why you should buy books in stores instead of online, check it out. Writing Life Carr

15 Books You Should Read This Math Month

Math Month is here. And our team is excited to celebrate it! Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, or Math Month for short, brings recognition to and appreciation for mathematics. It is typically held every April in the United States. We have collected our top picks for math-related titles children and pre-teens can read during this month. We want to wish everyone a happy Math Month! The Infinite Pieces of Us by Rebekah Crane Ages: 12-17 Esther Ainsworth has always obsessed over math problems. Logic is what she looks for. But everything in her life turns upside down when her father forces her and her family to run from their past. In order to find semblance of normality, she decides to

Around the Web: Women's Fiction, Moomins, the Griffin Prize, and Challenged Books

Hello and welcome back to Around the Web! If you’re new here, this is where I gather fun links from across the internet to share with you. This week, I’ve got some info on women’s fiction, the Moomins, the Griffin Prize, and Challenged Books. And if you’ve been reading anything interesting, be sure to share in the comments. What is Women’s Fiction? Genre labels are a point of contention for many readers and writers. Lit Hub brought together six essays on “women’s fiction” to examine the ways books are gendered and the biases women authors face in publishing. A History of Moomins Kid-lit fans, here’s one for you! A history of Tove Jansson’s Moomins. For those unaware, Moomins are hippo-like c

Around the Web: Poetry Tips, Self-Care, AWP, and the Bologna Book Fair

Would you look at that! We’re a week into April already. The temperature’s on the rise, and with the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference and the American Copy Editors Society Conference taking place this past weekend and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair this week, it seems we’re really getting into conference and convention season. April is also Math Month and Poetry Month! So there’s plenty of cool things to be following online these days. But if you still need to be pointed toward some interesting content, that’s what I’m here for. Check out these links and feel free to share what you’ve been reading around the web this week. Poetry Tips As I said, it’s Poetry month, so CB

From the Publisher: Bologna Children's Book Fair

Happy Monday, everyone. By the time you read this, I will be in the beautiful city of Bologna (home of the oldest European University, for those of you who keep track) at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair⎯and I’m very excited! This is one of the Big Five Book Fairs around the globe (the others are the London Book Fair, the Book Expo of America, the Hong Kong Book Fair, and the Frankfurt Book Fair). The fair in Bologna is the only one devoted entirely to children’s (ages 0-18) literature. This year there are 1,442 exhibitors from over 80 countries, housed in over 20,000 square metres of exhibition space and more than 250 workshops and conferences in four days. Around 27,000 publishing professi

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