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December 8, 2009 Facebook roundup for November/December

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Kudos to this intrepid blogger for compiling an ever-growing list of 'Best Books of 2009' database. We all should thank him.

TIME Magazine recently posted its 'Best of Everything 2009,' including books. See fiction here and nonfiction here. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins is a title we're featuring on this month! There's also loads of other fun lists on there, too.

Two major publishers --- Simon & Schuster and Hachette --- announced a new policy for e-books in 2010. Read about it in this Wall Street Journal article, and weigh-in on this hot -button issue.

Penguin Classics on Air is a new half-hour radio series devoted to some of the more than 1,500 Penguin Classics titles. It debuted on Thursday, December 10 with a show dedicated to the continued fascination, and sales, around Jane Austen. You can listen Mondays at 3 PM ET and Thursdays at 11:30 PM ET on Sirius XM Book Radio (Sirius #117, XM #163).

At the tender age of 90, P.D. James is still cranking out the literary mysteries and seeing her fanbase expand with each release.

We've been closely following the auction for Cormac McCarthy's 40-year-old typewriter, which he used to write NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, THE ROAD, ALL THE PRETTY HORSES, and much, more more. McCarthy replaced the typewriter with a similar model for $11 and $19.95 in shipping/handling. And the winning bid was impressive to say the least.

Carol was recently quoted in The Sacramento Bee about book club camaraderie and changes in book club culture.

A rare copy of Edgar Allan Poe's first book went to auction with a big price tag.

The NYT notable 100 books of 2009.
The NYT book critics personal favorites.
Amazon's top editor and customer choices for 2009.

The National Book Award winners were recently announced, and it was also the 60th anniversary of the award.