October 2008

The Texas Book Festival

I have a full schedule at the book festival this weekend. If you live in Austin, please come by! Saturday, November 1st, 11am-12pm: “Adolescence: Is It Really That Bad?”* panel, Capitol Extension Room E1.016 Saturday, November 1st, 3pm: Teddy Book Award Ceremony, Capitol Extension Room E2.026 Saturday, November 1st, 8pm: Not for Required Reading event…. Read more »

All Things Considered

I’m going to be on All Things Considered today at 4:45 pm. The entire interview is online here. (Beware that the online version is the uncut, unedited, rambling one, as opposed to the nicely-edited clip they ran on the show.)

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate

In these uncertain political and economic times, what we need is some unconditional happiness. What we need is chocolate. I’ve been meaning to write about chocolate for months now (it being in the title of this blog) but got so distracted by various book-related shenanigans that I’ve been remiss in my duties. I apologize. So,… Read more »

My Election Boyfriend

I’ve ditched my other election poll sites and am going steady with Nate Silver at 538. I love Nate. His analysis is so much more thorough and intelligent than the other sites, and he’s not afraid to take them on and show them who’s boss—in fact he recently got in a little fight with the… Read more »

Did reading Forever at 11 ruin me forever?

It’s Banned Books Week this week, and it turns out that Judy Blume’s Forever is one of the top 10 banned books of the 21st Century and one of the top 10 banned books from 1990-2000 as well. Ralph’s wickedness endures. My editor sent me the link to this essay in Publisher’s Weekly, by children’s… Read more »