Anyway, moving on. More good news on the book awards front: Ten Cents a Dance, which I recently raved about, has been selected as a YALSA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults! Yippeeee! Yay for Christine Fletcher!!!! Also, Nation and The Hunger Games were selected, both books I loved this year.
Again, moving on, to un-book-related news. Have you heard the very exciting news that Idris Elba, aka Stringer Bell, aka one of the sexiest men on television (and movies) is going to be joining The Office for six episodes??? He'll be playing a rival to Michael Scott, and all I can say is. . . I pity Michael Scott, going up against
Last, neither of these constitute news, just cuteness (of the animal -- not actor -- variety):
Just randomly came across this story of a rescued abused greyhound named Jasmine, who was nursed back to health at a wildlife sanctuary in England, and is now the unofficial surrogate mother to all species of orphaned baby animals who are brought in. To date: five fox cubs, four badger cubs, 15 chicks, 8 guinea pigs, two puppies, 15 rabbits, and one fawn. Awww. Apparently, as soon as they are brought to her she commences cuddling and licking and snuggling them. Can you believe? Full story HERE.
This one's a CBS story about an unusual animal friendship. Oh so sweet.
Aren't dogs the best?