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Posts Tagged ‘Mary Oliver’

Goodreads Choice Award Winners Revealed

With 11,525 votes, The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling has won the Best Fiction award at the Goodreads Choice Awards. Earning 20,328 votes, Veronica Roth was named Best Goodreads Author for Insurgent.

We’ve linked to samples of all the winners below.

All these authors were nominated and picked by Goodreads users. Did your favorite writer make the list?

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Jeremy Lin Book Rush & R.L. Stine Twitter Horror: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including free iTunes U courses for book lovers, a tribute blog for Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver and a flying baby photographer hoping for a book deal (photo embedded above).

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1. J.K. Rowling to Publish First Adult Novel
2. 30 Clients Using Computer-Generated Stories Instead of Writers
3. R.L. Stine Posts a Horror Story on Twitter
4. Free iTunes U Courses for Writers & Readers
5. Stephen Colbert Lands Deal for Children’s Book
6. Author Publishes Book as Facebook Photo Album
7. Friends Launch Mary Oliver Tribute Blog
8. Cormac McCarthy Did Not Join Twitter
9. Jeremy Lin Books for Your Kindle
10. Flying Baby Photographer Hopes to Publish Book

Friends Launch Mary Oliver Tribute Blog

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mary Oliver is seriously ill.

To help the poet through this difficult time, Julie L. Moore and Julie Brooks Barbour and have started a blog where friends readers and poets can share “how they have been influenced or changed by her work.” You can visit Oliver’s Beacon Press site to learn more about her celebrated career.

Here’s more about the blog: “If you would like to take part in this project, please email a post to one of us, no longer than 200 words, at jbsundries(at)yahoo(dot)com or moorej(at)cedarville(dot)edu. Post your note as in-line text; email attachments will not be read. Posts should be written in letter form, beginning with ‘Dear Mary’” (Link via Orion; Photo via Molly Malone Cook)