- Someone at PBS has made a remix of Bob Ross's best quotes (he was on that one painting show in the 90s, which all of us were too young to remember watching) about creating art; in other words, Bob Ross helps you through writer's block.
- Soho Press is launching its Soho Teen imprint; GalleyCat provides a sampler of upcoming works, including those of Jacquelyn Mitchard.
- Somehow, a super-racist book slipped through the cracks of the publishing-world gatekeepers and got published. The people of Tumblr are in an uproar and are campaigning to drive the book off the market. The Frisky published an article similarly condemning the white-supremacist book/author.
- GalleyCat compiled free samples of the 2012 Man Booker Prize Longlist.
- NPR needs your help to compile its list of 100 best-ever YA novels from 235 semifinalists. (Many of their choices are on the TWFT site's recommended reading list!)
- A public library in Kansas has made a helpful flowchart entitled "If You Liked The Hunger Games...", which is meant to make summer book-picking easier.
- Public service announcement: anyone can nominate a book for a YALSA award. If you really liked a book you read this year, now's your chance to speak up.
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