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Bookbits for 9 February 2016

Bookbits for 9 February 2016

Awards! Congratulations to Frances Hardinge, whose The Lie Tree nabbed the Costa Book of the Year award!  (Category winners can be found here.) Those of you who visited the ABC stand at Dutch Comic Con last year might have met …

Nationale Voorleesdagen 2016 logo

Nationale Voorleesdagen 2016

The Nationale Voorleesdagen 2016 (National Read-To-Your-Kids Days) start today!  What a great beginning of the Year of the Book, don’t you agree? Check the site for what’s happening where, and some tips (in Dutch) on reading to your kids, but of …

Bookbits for 21 January 2016

Bookbits for 21 January 2016

First Bookbits of the year!  And of course my resolution, as it is every year, is to do these more often, and then slightly less immense each post.  Perhaps 2016 will be the year it will happen?  *cue helpless laughter* …

Costa Category Winners 2015

Costa Book Awards category winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of the Costa Categories! First Novel: The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley (ebook) Novel: A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (ebook) Biography: The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, The Lost Hero of Science by …


Bookbits for December 17th, 2015

Or, in which I finally turn my thoughts to things other than Gift Ideas.    Some of these news items will be old, but I wanted to bring them to your attention nonetheless. Awards!  Congrats to everyone who won a …