Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Click My Link! March 21, 2012

Happy Thursday!  And now the news....

List from Barnes & Noble of the 20 best paranormal fantasy books of the last decade. (Disagree away!)

Elizabeth Gilbert (of Eat, Pray, Love fame) is crowdsourcing a cover for her new book. Vote for three choices (through Sunday) on her Facebook page.

The CIA has signed a contract with Amazon to develop cloud computing services. (I predict a thriller based on this in 5-10 years.)



Just for Fun:

Are you ready for more of Jimmy Fallon's What Not to Read?  Of course you are....

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Click My Link! March 20, 2013

Wednesday is here again, people.

In depressing news, Jane Goodall's new book contains passages reproduced without attribution.

10 Classic Books that Should be Adapted (slide show). (Not sure I'm on board with The Silmarillion...)

Infographic: Many reasons why you need your librarian 

Google now allows searching for animated gifs

The SCOTUS opinion in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is in. Read Prof. Kenny Crews' breakdown of the decision here. (you'll be glad you did!)

Is the guidebook dead? (Just like all other books have been dead a time or two?)

If you like stats the way I like stats, check out this compilation of the Best Books of 2012, brought to you by Neil Hollands at the Williamsburg Regional Library (Blogging For a Good Book). He's got breakdowns by genre and the post lists books with more than 15 list mentions (unsurprisingly, Gone Girl tops the list with 48 mentions--of 120 sources).

Stephenie Meyer hopes to lure Twilight fans to The Host

Three contenders to Hilary Mantel: The reigning queen of historical fiction.

Owen King says his debut novel is NOT about his famous dad.

Who owns the rights to Sherlock Holmes? #freesherlock

10 famous novelists who have "dabbled" in comics.

Danielle Steel steps into the picture book arena.

IU models eTextbook success.


Just for Fun:

Will Harrison Ford be back for the new Star Wars film?

Worst book cover ever?

SF Signal's Mind Meld issue: Reboots: the good, the bad and the unnecessary.

Hugh Jackman set to star in Harlan Coben's Six Years. (Harlan Coben, now with more Hugh Jackman!) 

The World's Strongest Librarian

Friday, March 8, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

Click My Link: March 4, 2013

Happy Monday, everyone!   Hope you have a great start to the week.  And now the news!

Sony launches new children's ebook platform.

Save the date: 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival (I want to finally go this year!)

Literary fiction: in a class of its own? (most of us have already decided literary fiction was just another genre.)

Anthony Horowitz (one of my faves) on the madness of awards season.

Between the lines: so many books make their way to the big screen.

GalleyCat's Self-Publishing Intelligence Report for Feb 2013

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies movie re-animated.

Talking ISBNs over at The Economist

Debut novelist Julianna Scott talks: What the Library means to me 

15 movie tie-in edition book covers that gave Flavorwire a sad. (that is NOT THE ORIGINAL Game of Thrones COVER!  This is the original (US) cover. ----------->












Just for fun: 

20 Questions with the space station