How about some little pointers to interesting things for a Monday, since I need to close some tabs? I took the weekend off (gasp) (bliss), and we finally went to see Thor: The Dark World. I loved it. If you like beautiful men, well-written women, and superhero movies that aren't afraid to be funny, go see it.
The Someday My Printz Will Come blog over at SLJ is heating up as we approach ALA Midwinter and the awards announcements. While I don't always agree with the assessments of this book or that book, the posts and discussion are always thoughtful and well worth checking out. The Eleanor & Park post is a good place to start. (Love that book. Looove it–and I am in the Yes, this is definitely award-worthy camp.)
Heather Havrilevsky writes about Nora Ephron as influential writer of new journalism, constrasting her with Joan Didion: "When life gave Ephron lemons, in other words, she made a giant vat of really good vodka-spiked lemonade and invited all of her friends and her friends’ friends over to share it, and gossip, and play charades."