A Few Links

May 11th, 2009

What with flying back and forth to Philly this weekend, I had the opportunity to get a ton of reading done, and I’m still feeling that urge, so just a few links today in lieu of a more thoughtful post. Not that this isn’t thoughtful, though. I’m thinking of Lili Wilkinson, for instance, whose new […]

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Linkapalooza time again!

February 27th, 2009

Double entry today, since the links are piling up fast and furiously. So let’s get right to it!

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Grrrr… Argh….

February 17th, 2009

You may have heard about Quirk Books‘ upcoming zombie retelling of Pride and Prejudice, but did you know Maureen Johnson did it first? GalleyCat has the story.

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In Which We All Learn a Lesson From Rexroth

February 11th, 2009

As you may recall, Rexroth (aka, my husband) is a writer, like so many of you. He comes from an indie culture background, and has strong and exciting opinions about the publishing world, on many topics. Just today, he shared a plethora of exciting links that I, for my part, are sharing with you. Because I think they’re pretty darn interesting, too.

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Things that Make Me Think (aka Links)

February 9th, 2009

I came across a couple of interesting blog posts recently that make me think, and I thought I’d see what YOU thought of them! First, John Green comes up with a pretty interesting analysis, using Goodreads, of how teens relate to books. I saw a bit of this at ALA the other weekend, where many teens stepped up to speak about a book they loved from the long list. Over and over. I didn’t get a chance to hear the committee discuss the book in detail, but let’s just say it wasn’t an award-winner. But kids loved it, and they love award-winners, too. There was a ton of controversy before the big ALA awards were announced, as to how the committee often seems to pick books that teens don’t read. John looks at the Goodreads numbers for some of those books, and says, “Oh yeah?” Like I said, really interesting.

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