Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Sense List Vol. 1

Welcome to The Sense List, a new feature on Books and Sensibility with a wrap up of YA news and events that we took notice of. This new feature is inspired by YA Highway's Field Trip Friday and Novel Thoughts This Week In YA

Oscar Buzz !

  • The Oscars were quite a buzz for book lovers with The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris winning best animated short. Learn more about the short film at Steph's Stacks

  • Hugo the film based on the middle grade novel by Brian Selsznick took home a total of 5 academy awards. Many bookish types on Twitter were upset at the lack credit given to Selznick during the award ceremony. There was even a drinking game.

  • After 8  movies and 10 years  the Harry Potter franchise walks away with zero Academy Awards. Many felt Harry Potter was robbed, but being a international phenomenon doesn't always guarantee you an Oscar.

Hunger Games Merchandise

  • Kat also spotted Hunger Games Nail Polish at Sally's Beauty.

For Your Information

  • This week it was reported by WSJ that HarperCollins  sold its creative writing platform website Inkpop to competitor It was later confirmed in an e-mails sent to users and was disabled on 3/1/12. Leigh Fallon's Carrier of The Mark was originally found on Inkpop.

  • Jan Berenstain the co-creator of Berenstain Bears died on Febuaray 24th, she was 88 years old.
Attending BEA ? Then keep an eye and ear out for Glee's Chris Colfer, who will be emceeing at the Children's Breakfast, Colfer's children's book The Land Of Stories is slated to be released in July.

The title of  the second Mara Dyer book was announced. . . The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Cover Reveals

  • The cover of Reached the third book in the Matched series  debuted.

  • Debut Author Clair Le Grand's The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls was revealed on Story Siren. Le Grand also recieved her firstYA book deal for Winterspell

This Week On Books and Sensibility


  1. I really like this meme.

    I really want Hunger Game nail polish. Normally I do not jump on the merch bandwagon, but I truly cannot resist.

    I am ready to hear what you think of Darker Still. I absolutely loved it. It was very reminiscent of the Picture of Dorian Grey meets Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I loved it. :D

  2. Love this new feature. I don't really go searching for bookish news too much so I love sites that will give me the headlines all in one place! The Katniss Barbie is a good idea. It will give young girls something strong to admire.

  3. What a great feature! Found you through Bookish Comforts. New Follower :) :) I can't believe that Harry Potter didn't get any awards. That just blows my mind.

    I wish I was going to BEA! That would so amazing to see Chris Colfter MC. I love him :) Thanks for the news - - I wouldn't have known most of this stuff without it :)


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