Monday, January 26, 2009

Two book-related articles in this morning's Washington Post. The first is the story of a George Mason University professor who operates a publishing company from his home in Alexandria. I admire his passion and his persistence.

The second story is Top Picks for Young Readers. There should be no surprise that Stephenie Meyer tops the list. Rick Riordan is also on it. I enjoy Riordan's mystery novels.

Also in this morning news: the National Book Critics Circle has announced the finalists for its 2008 awards. The fiction nominees include Marilynne Robinson's Home, Roberto Bolano's 2666 and Aleksandar Hemon's The Lazarus Project.

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