Friday, January 18, 2013

NEWS: 2012 literary drama recap, a selfless boy and nurse, YA freebie, book research unearth big breast mannequins

# 2012: The Year Everyone Lost Their Heads (2012 December 28)
"Grab some popcorn because this will be a long one."
No kidding.

# Smugglivus 2012: The Airing of Grievances (2013 January 3)
"In addition to BLOGGERS KILLING LITERATURE, apparently 2012 marked the demise of BOOKS, PERIOD because of the rise of the ebook."
Gotta love bibliobigots. And now for the happy news to balance out the drama.

# Boy Sends Letters & Money To Cat Rescue Every Year (2013 January 5)
"Within hours, City Kitties received more than $400 in donations, and they are still coming." 
What a selfless kid.

# As Nurse Lay Dying, Offering Herself as Instruction in Caring (2013 January 10)
"But Ms. Keochareon, 59, a 1993 graduate of Holyoke’s nursing program, was offering students something rare: an opportunity not only to examine her, but also to ask anything they wanted about her experience with cancer and dying."
What a bittersweet yet heartwarming story.

YA Freebie

Stray by Andrea K. Höst = ya science fiction.

Tweet of the Day
"I loved researching South Beach for my book. Interesting fact all the mannequins have double d breasts." 
Kenya Wright
source: twitter

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