LA Times Book Prize season is upon us & that means lots of conjecture & guesswork about personal and not-so-personal preferences. During this delightful season for book nerds like me, I'll be looking a bit closer at each category over at LAist. I've started with a look at the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction Nominees. Go on over and check it out. I'm quite sure you'll disagree with me on some points (I'm waiting for the wrath to rain down upon me from the American Rust-loving contingent) and I look forward to a vigorous conversation about it all if you're game.