Infopeople’s resident book reviewer Michael Cart talks about current trends in young adult literature in this podcast.
Can teens read? In this podcast, Infopeople’s book maven Michael Cart has the answer. Hint: there’s good news . . . and bad news.
Also discussed in this podcast: is reading online actually reading? Hint: the answer is, it’s different.
In this podcast recorded earlier this past summer, Michael Cart talks about a new biography of Lewis Carroll by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst. Titled The Story of Alice, this new bio looks at the life of Carroll and how he came to write the Alice in Wonderland books. On a completely different tack, he also talks about the continuing phenomenon of author E.L. James and her book, Grey, which retells the 50 Shades of Grey story from the perspective of the male protagonist.
In this podcast, Michael Cart talks about his new book (release date is Sep 1, 2015), Taking Aim: Power and Pain, Teens and Guns. The book is a fiction collection of 14 stories from well known authors that address guns, gun culture and teens from a variety of perspectives.
He also takes on the topic of who will be the next Librarian of Congress. James Billington, Librarian of Congress since 1987, recently announced his retirement. Will a librarian be appointed, or will another historian be appointed? Michael hopes it’s a librarian, but the jury is still out.