RA for your Friday 10/26/18


The people have spoken - To Kill a Mockingbird is the PBS Great American Read!

In awards news, the Kirkus Prizes have been announced, and the Carnegie shortlist is out.

Meanwhile, Halloween continues. If your patrons are looking for thrills, chills, and things that go bump in the night, make sure you check out the list of 8 Great Horror Podcasts from CrimeReads, 4 YA Horror Thrillers from USA Today, and of course, the RA for All Horror blog.

Today is National Frankenstein Day!* (Which I only know because I've been exploring all the year's literary holidays for my upcoming class!) Celebrate the 200th anniversary of this groundbreaking novel by creating a display of adaptations, readalikes, or books that wouldn't exist without it.

Finally, #FridayReads: Nothing new in print for me today, but in my earbuds is Michael Caine's Blowing the Bloody Doors Off and so far, this is my favorite celebrity memoir of the year. Happy reading/listening!

*Actually, accounts vary as to the actual date of National Frankenstein Day. Some sources have it on August 30 - Mary Shelley's birthday - and others have it on the last Friday in October. No disrespect to the author, but I think that October is a better fit, at least here, where the month is one long Halloween celebration.