The following are a few online resources of interest to those who love to read.
Book Chat is a monthly KLTV program highlighting books. It is hosted by Alan Rose, and produced by Jack Radigue. Each 30-minute episode includes an interview with an author, or conversation about books, and also a "What is the Community Reading?" segment where people are asked what books they are currently enjoying.
Each episode is aired three times a week on KLTV for four weeks, on Tuesdays at 8:00 PM, Thursdays at 10:00 AM, and Fridays at 12:00 AM. Past episodes of Book Chat can be accessed at www.alan-rose.com.
For more information about Book Chat, contact Alan Rose at 360.425.3430, ext. 280, or visit his website (www.alan-rose.com).
Bookcrossing: The "world's biggest free book club." Catch and release used books.
Good Reads: A social networking site for readers! Keep track of what you've read, write reviews, and share recommendations with your friends.
LibraryThing: Catalog your own book collection, write reviews, and discuss books with other LibraryThing members.
Overbooked: The site for "ravenous and omnivorous readers." Reviews, booklists, and more information about fiction and "readable non-fiction."
Publishers Weekly: International book and bookselling news and reviews.
Oprah's Book Club: This popular segment on Oprah Winfrey's talk show features interviews with the chosen title's author and audience discussion, with more opportunities for interaction through the show's website.
National Book Award: Celebrating the best of American literature. Awards are given to outstanding titles in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature.
Man Booker Prize: British fiction
Caldecott Medal: It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Newbery Medal: The Newbery Medal is awarded to the year's most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The medal is presented by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
Young Reader's Choice Award: Nominations for this award come from children, parents, teachers, and librarians in the Pacific Northwest. Fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, anime, and manga are eligible nominees.
Hugo Award (Science Fiction): The Hugo Awards, given annually since 1955, are science fiction's most prestigious award. The Hugos are voted on by the thousands of members of the current World Science Fiction Convention which is also responsible for administering them.
Nebula Award (Science Fiction): The Nebula Award is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years.
Agatha Award (Mystery): Literary award for mystery and crime writers who write mystery novels in the traditional method exemplified by well-knowned mystery author Agatha Christie.
PNBA Book Awards: The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association is a nonprofit trade association representing the interests of literacy, free speech and independent bookselling in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Each year they present an award for excellence in writing from the Pacific Northwest.