From today's Boston Globe, another plagiarism case, this one involving a coupla chicklits sitting around apparently talking. Call me a mean 'ol misogynist, but given the tropes that the genre recycles again and again, are we surprised?
I'm off today to the Texas Library Association conference in Houston, so if anyone is going to be there please stop by the Horn Book booth--I'll be there with our marketing director and associate publisher, the vivacious Anne Quirk. I'm also speaking on a panel Friday morning, something about gay-themed books for teens with panelists Michael Cart, Julie Anne Peters, James Howe and David Levithan. In other news of interest to the community, Julie Andrews is also speaking. The title of her speech has not been announced but I have plenty of suggestions:
"Libraries: My Favorite Things"
"How do you solve a problem like Republicans?"
"I have confidence in books!"
"The hills are alive . . . run!"
Miss Mac has not yet decided if she's coming with me, so I don't know if I'll be in touch before the weekend. But see you then.