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Bookish Hedgehogs

Bookish Hedgehogs of Instagram
Book Riot

An overdose of hedgehog cuteness!



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Toys at the Library

Soon You'll be Able to Check Out Toys from Omaha Public Library
Omaha World-Herald

I think that's great, when reasonable and possible, to find a way to provide library patrons with what they need instead of keeping the limit to traditional services.

If anyone ever comes across a library loaning Ferraris for the day, though, let me know, please!!

11 Greatest Children's Books

11 Greatest Children's Books
BBC

Hmm.  Always interesting to see what others think makes the cut for "best of" lists.

Military Reads

Celebrate Armed Forces Day with Military-themed Books
Omaha World-Herald

Since Americans celebrated Armed Forces Day on May 21, this month's recommendations from staff at the Omaha Public Library are all related to the military.

Authors A-Z from The Guardian

Authors A-Z from The Guardian provides links to their coverage of individual authors, ranging from Chinua Achebe to Emile Zola.  Check to see if your favorites are on the list, and, if so, if the The Guardian has book reviews, interviews, etc.

Vote on Best Authors

The Best 100 Authors is a fun site where visitors vote on their all-time favorite authors.  William Shakespeare is currently in first place, but, since voting is on-going, authors' places on the list can change over time.

The Year's Best Crime Novels, 2016

The Year's Best Crime Novels, 2016
Booklist

By year, Booklist is actually using May 1, 2015, through April 15, 2016, as their year, in case you're wondering how they can already be discussing the best books of the current year.

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Viet Thahn Nguyen

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen Discusses 'The Sympathizer' and His Escape from Vietnam
NPR

Transcript of the interview that makes me want to go to a long lunch with Nguyen, who won the Pulitzer Prize for The Sympathizer.  I guess I'll have to accept the next-best option by reading his book.

2016 Man Booker International Prize

2016 Summer Reading Program

The 2016 Summer Reading Program starts on May 20 at Lincoln City Libraries.  They have different programs for kids, teens, and adults.  There are prizes, drawings, and events for each group.  You can learn more here.

Happy reading!

RIP, Katherine Dunn

Nebraska 150 Book List

The Nebraska Literary Heritage Association, in partnership with the Nebraska State Historical Society and the Nebraska Library Commission, just released the Nebraska 150 Book List, the  reading list in honor of Nebraska's 150th birthday (March 1, 2017).

True Crime Books

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So true!!

Louise Erdrich Interview

Louise Erdrich on Her New Novel, 'LaRose,' and the Psychic Territory of Native Americans
The New York Times

Erdrich also discusses the Minneapolis bookstore she co-owns, Birchbark Books.  Sounds like a place I need to visit.

Pablo Neruda

"The Lost Neruda" can Now be Found in "Then Come Back"
NPR

Poems by the iconic poet Pablo Neruda, "discovered" in 2014, are about to be released in English.

Shirley Jackson Awards Nominees

The 2015 Shirley Jackson Awards nominees have been announced.  The awards recognize "outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic."  Categories are Novel, Novella, Novelette, Short Story, Single-Author Collection, and Edited Anthology. 

Award winners are to be announced at Readercon 27 in Quincy, Massachusetts, on July 10, 2016.



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May 2016 New Books

16 Books You Should Read This May
Literary Hub

Something for everyone on this annotated list provided by Literary Hub contributors.

Book Couples