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Nebula Award Nominees Announced

The Nebula Awards are the most prestigious honors for fantasy and science fiction, and are voted on by members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. On February 21, the nominees were announced. Read them all by June 7 when the winner is revealed! Below are the Nebula nominees for novel:

 

Calling Teen Poets, Rappers & Writers! Space City Poetry Slam! Saturday @ Barbara Bush Branch Library

Teen poets, writers and rappers! It’s time to step up and stand out at the WITS Space City Slam, Saturday, March 7, 2:00 PM at Barbara Bush Branch Library.

The slam is free and open to all teens between 13 and 19 years. No registration is necessary. Just bring your best poetry and bring it at the mic.

Saturday's event is the third of ten first-round slams to held across the Greater Houston Area. Saturday's winners  will move on to the semifinal round to compete for a spot in the final Space City Grand Slam in April at Discovery Green. The six winners of the Grand Slam will join the Meta-Four Houston performance poetry team at the Brave New Voices Festival this July in Atlanta.

The Girl With All The Gifts


The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey is a beautiful and tragic drama, a poignantly asked question of what it means to be human. And it is chillingly scary. This is the book you can actually loan to that friend who never goes with you to horror movies because they're "dumb" or "shallow".

GoodReads’ Best Graphic Novels & Comics of 2014

GoodReads recently released the winners of its Choice Awards for 2014. GoodReads members vote on their favorites titles by genre and titles with the most votes win. If you’re a fan of crowdsourcing your reads, this is a perfect list to do just that. Listed below are a mix of this year’s winners. Check out the full list here.

Book Hunters in Brief #63: The Book Hunters Go Texan!

It’s that time of year again! Time for the greenest of greenhorns and the grizzliest of grizzled cowpokes to don their very best duds and scoot their boots over to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. In the spirit of the season, Harris County Public Library's  Book Hunters have rustled up some rootin’ tootin’ reads to put you in the mood for barbecue and funnel cake.

Armadillo Rodeo by Jan Brett 

Rodeo Queen by Marci Peschke

The Fat Stock Stampede at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo by Dotti Enderle

Chasing the Rodeo: on Wild Rides and Big Dreams, Broken Hearts and Broken Bones, and One Man's Search for the West by W.K. Stratton

Bird Box

How would you protect yourself from an unknown force that would drive you mad to even look at? And what would you do if that force had spread across the planet, leaving no place out of doors safe?

West University Book Group-April 1

The Children ActPlease join us to discuss The Children Act, by Ian McEwan, Wednesday April 1, 2015, at 11 a.m.

Revival

I’m a little late to the party, but have you guys picked up Stephen King’s book Revival? (Don’t drop it, you’ll break your foot.) If you haven’t already read this literary behemoth, then you’re definitely missing out.

AWARD WINNING BOOKS

Earlier this month the American Library Association announced their selection of outstanding books for children and teens.  Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature.

More Treats for SNL Fans

Did you watch the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special earlier this week? If you laughed all the way through, you might also enjoy these books and DVDs:

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