A few weeks ago I shared two best of 2011 lists. This week I have one more list to share along with a few great events and posts from around the web.
- The New York Times released their list of Notable Books of 2011. The funny thing about this list is that I haven’t heard of many of the books on it! I did see about four books that I’ve already read or plan to read some day: The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka, 11/22/63 by Stephen King, Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman, and Harlem is Nowhere by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, and Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith.
- If you’re like me and not planning to go shopping this Thanksgiving weekend, why not sign up for the Thankfully Reading Weekend?
- MotherReader released her annual Ways to Give a Book post. I love reading the things she comes up with for this gift-giving season.
- Nymeth from Things Mean a Lot also has a gift-buying guide for book lovers. If anyone wants to send me the bookish tea pot and mugs, feel free.
- Kristi over at The Plugged-In Librarian has written a great post about Penguin USA’s decision to pull all their e-books from OverDrive. The good thing about this is that it’s only the Kindle versions. What kills me though is that libraries that paid a license for these books didn’t have proper warning. It’s a reminder that once you buy a book in print, it’s yours.
- Last but not least, Marce from Tea with Marce is hosting a read-along on December 9th of Lionel Shriver’s We Need To Talk about Kevin. I’ve read nothing but great things about this book, so I think I’m going to join.