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The 90-Second Newbery: According to GalleyCat, librarian Betsy Bird, author James Kennedy, and the New York Public Library have launch the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, because, says Kennedy, "It turns out that any book, no matter how worthy and somber, becomes pleasingly ludicrous when compressed into 90 seconds."

Tiger Mothers: Amy Chua's The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is generating plenty of press--and controversy--thanks, in part, to her Wall Street Journal article, "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior."

Toíbín Talks: The Globe and Mail profiles Irish novelist Colm Toíbín and discusses his new collection of short stories, The Empty Family.

Moving and Shaking: A WSJ article on Lauren Redniss's remarkable Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout (which was Jessica's best of the month pick in December) sends it climbing up our Movers & Shakers list today.


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