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9-25-2010 Miscellany

* New blog alert! Filipino children's book author/illustrator May Tobias-Papa has a new blog, Little Wishing Star. May is charming, her work is charming, and her new blog is charming. Ch-ch-check it out!

* The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (promoters of literacy, the love of reading, and children's books in the Philippines) also has a new blog. Be sure to watch that space!

* Korean American children's and young adult author Paula Yoo is a guest blogger over at angry asian man. She gathered several librarians for a roundtable discussion on Asian American children's and young adult literature. EPIC.

* During the Manila International Book Fair last week, I gave a presentation on blogging about children's and young adult literature. =D


* ETA: And ooohhh, check out this site. It "contains reviews, articles, interviews, recommendations and blog posts related to: books and multimedia (in the English Language) for Muslim children and young adults (Islamic as well as some general fiction and non-fiction) . . . tips and issues surrounding reading, books and literacy"!

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  1. aww, you are so sweet. thanks, tarie! =)

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  2. Tarie, I wish I had been able to listen to your presentation! I'm really interested to hear what you have to share. :)

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  3. I miss you, Chris! How have you been? :o)

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  4. Hey, Tarie! I've missed chatting with you! I'm back to blogging again. I'm in Manila for a few more weeks before I head back to the boondocks. :) What are you reading now? Heaven knows I have to stock up on a lot of books because it might be a while before I return to the city! :P Any suggestions?

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  5. Ooohhh. Hmmm. For adult stuff, try reading the works of Jhumpa Lahiri . . . and the works of Nikolai Gogol! Hehehe. =D

    For YA . . . Have you read Shiver and Linger? And have you finished the Hunger Games trilogy?

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  6. I've read The Namesake and Interpreter of Maladies but I'm not quite sure I'm ready to bring Gogol to my idyllic little world! Hahaha!

    I haven't read Shiver and Linger! Are we waiting on a third book for this series? Would you believe I haven't touched the Hunger Games yet? Now that Mockingjay is out, I think I might just buy the whole set to bring home. :D

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  7. Lahiri has another collection of short stories: Unaccustomed Earth. I am currently reading "The Overcoat" by Gogol. =D

    I don't think there is another book after Shiver and Linger. I haven't read the Hunger Games yet either! But I know I should. I just don't have the time yet!

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  8. Ooooh! I think I'll pick up Unaccustomed Earth. I do enjoy Indian literature. Thanks for the recommendation! :) Right now I'm reading Marius Brill's Making Love and Scarlett Thomas' The End of Mr. Y, both metafictional, philosophical mysteries and I think Jhumpa Lahiri will be a welcome change of pace.

    Are you picking up Hunger Games any time soon? What keeps you busy these days?

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  9. I don't think I'll be picking up the Hunger Games anytime soon because I don't need to feature it on any of my blogs. So many other blogs have already done a good job reviewing it!

    What keeps me busy these days? . . . My MA thesis!

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  10. Good luck with that! What's your thesis on?

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  11. On Asian American middle grade fiction! *\o/*

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