Commonplace Post (4)

Happy one month anniversary of the Commonplace Post! Or something.

As always, click on images to go to the site/post/etc.

Photo of extremely dusty Mickey Mouse and Porky Pig toys

I’m thinking of only going to the ALA conference next year because a) it’ll be right next to me once I actually move to California and b) it’ll be cheaper to go there instead of going to NYC for a week. If Ican swing both, though, I may do both! Anyway, since I haven’t heard of many book bloggers going to ALA, I’ve been Googling for info:
On the Topic of Bloggers at ALA @ Ten Cent Notes
ALA Survival Tips, New & Improved for #ALA11 @ Librarian By Day
Have you been to the ALA conference before? And/or are you going in 2012? Let me know!

Top Ten Fantasy Novels That Have Gay People In Them @ Autostraddle And then…

Out Soon (October 2011)

I, like many other people, have an intense need to know what’s being released soon in the book world. Otherwise I might miss something, and that would be disastrous! So here’s a list of some interesting-looking books that are coming out next month. I hope y’all find it useful! And if I’ve missed something? Let me know in the comments!

(Partially inspired by The Story Siren’s New Reads feature, except I’m not ambitious enough to do it weekly.)

October 2011

Book cover of The Apothecary by Maile Meloy
Oct. 4th:

Book cover of Around the World by Matt Phelan Book cover of Sammy Keyes and the Night of Skulls by Wendelin van Draanan Book cover of Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George Book cover of The Watch That Ends the Night by Allan Wolf
Oct. 11th:

Book cover of 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami Book cover of Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore Book cover of Master of the House of Darts: Obsidian and Blood Book 3 by Aliette de Bodard
Oct. 25th:

For a bigger list of books coming out in the following months, check out the Out Soon page!