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Fusenews: Quick and Cheap (in that blog reading is always cheap)

I hate doing this to you, but due to a lovely Longstockings party last night, we’re going to have to reduce this to just a quickie edition.  In brief:

  • I once ran into Isaac Mizrahi in a restaurant.  Hadn’t a clue who he was.  My husband had to tell me.  Now apparently he’s doing narration for Peter and the Wolf here in town.  Wowzer, I guess.

  • I’ve been nominated for an edublog award.  But much as I appreciate the nomination, I ain’t a real edublog.  Go vote for the real ones.

  • When NPR announced 2009 Best Young Adult Fiction, they were a bit loosey-goosey on the terms "fiction" and "young adult".  The one thing they weren’t loose on was the term "best".  These are outstanding books.  Check them out.

  • I posted an interview with Dan Santat that featured music from a music mix I received from YA author James Kennedy.  Mr. Kennedy has now released that mix publicly (which ties in beautifully with his book The Order of Odd-Fish) beautifully here.  Run.  Go.  See.

  • AUGGGHH!!  The pink!  My eyes!  It burns!

  • Finally, the complete list of books starred in 2009 has been written up and compiled over at ShelfTalker.  Probably some of the best bit of tabulating I’ve seen this year.  Go and be ashamed of how few five starred books you read this year.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Rent the Isaac Mizrahi film, “Unzipped”. I watched it a bunch of times. Fun.