Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday Focus: Day of Dialog 2013

Day of Dialog is an annual event for librarians on the day before Book Expo America begins.  Held at McGraw-Hill headquarters in New York City, it is hosted by Library Journal magazine and sponsored by several publishers and book-related vendors.

The day is a great combination of food; networking; author, editor, and librarian panels; and free books and book-related items.  This year's panels featured:
  • editors' picks of forthcoming novels from HarperCollins, Penguin Group (USA), Perseus Books, Basic Books, Algonquin, and Random House
  • ideas for introducing poetry to readers
  • library collection development
  • the art of science writing
  • the best voices in fiction (with authors Caleb Crain, Allan Gurganus, Al Lamanda, Richard North Patterson, and Amy Tan)
I came away enthused about the many great reads that will be released in the coming months, and a suitcase full of ARCs and books.  Here's a look at my new reading material:

From Five Star/Gale Cengage:
Sunset (John Bekker Series #1)Sunrise (John Bekker Series #2)   
Sunset (book); Sunrise (ARC)

ARCs from HarperColllins Imprints (Ecco, HarperCollins, Harper Perennial, and William Morrow):
                        The Valley of AmazementVisitation StreetThe Impossible Lives of Greta Wells

                        Appetite for Wonder, An: The Making of a ScientistProduct DetailsLoteria: A Novel

                        Chocolates for Breakfast: A Novel       Someone Else's Love Story: A Novel         After Her: A Novel

ARC from Ig Publishing:  
Betwixt and Between    

ARC from Knopf Doubleday:

        The Lowland 

ARCs from W.W. Norton:
Dirty LoveA Guide for the PerplexedBrewster: A NovelRustication: A Novel

Books from Open Road Integrated Media:
          Fires of London      Judith: A Novel      The Hunting Ground

ARC from Penguin Group (USA):
The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles  

Books from Perseus/Weinstein Publishing:
            Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress      Read My Lips: Stories of a Hollywood Life      Obsessed: America's Food Addiction--and My Own

ARCs from Quercus:
                          Alex           Loss of Innocence

All of these fabulous books whet my appetite for . . . more books at BEA 2013!


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