Check out all the super-cool books we’ll be reading as part of APRIL’s third Book Club! Learn more right here. 

Check out all the super-cool books we’ll be reading as part of APRIL’s third Book Club! Learn more right here

Today in Stuff #1

Welcome to the first edition of Today in Stuff, our mostly literary-themed roundup of things that caught our eye.

First off, congrats to a boatload of super-talented Portland writers. The 2012 Oregon Book Awards Finalists were released today, and some of our favorite writers (and people) made the cut. Among the cream of the crop are
- Aidan Koch (in the Pacific Northwest College of Art Graphic Literature Award) for her beautiful The Whale (Gaze Books);
- Matthew Stadler (in the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction) for Chloe Jarren’s La Cucaracha (Publication Studios) [and yes, I am aware that his ‘website’ is a sorta overwhelming internet text experiment essentially saying that, no, Matthew Stadler is not on the internet; you should go there anyway]
- Emily Kendall Frey (in the Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry) for The Grief Performance (Cleveland State University Press)
- Carl Adamshick (in the Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry) for Curses and Wishes (Louisiana State University Press) [Carl Adamshick also runs the excellent Tavern Books]
- Lidia Yuknavitch (in the Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction) for The Chronology of Water (Hawthorne Books)
- Sarahlee Lawrence (in the Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction) for River House (Tin House)

There are plenty of other great finalists; check them all out here.

A little bit of stop-motion video love for you as well, to soothe the passing of a Monday. Try not to think about much work this took.  (Via GalleyCat and Goodreads)