I went rock-climbing (well, bouldering) for the first time this week and now I’m so weak that I can barely open the door. Or lift my arms. But it was so much fun, and I can’t wait to go again! 🙂 I also had final exams, so I will be praying fervently for passing grades because I’m pretty sure that there’s one class that I’m close to failing (and I’m sure you’ve had this fear too unless you’re super amazing and smart)… but for now, reading and research and fitness and food!
- THOUGHTS: Bookish People on the Bus
- REVIEW: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
- REVIEW: The Eighty-Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts
- Christina @ A Reader of Fictions talked about journeys to the backlist.
- Rinn @ Rinn Reads listed some of the scariest creatures in fantasy. *shivers*
- Ruby @ Feed Me Books Now asked if you would rather be a novel or a poem? I’d definitely be a poem! What about you?
- Amazon and Simon & Schuster’s contract raises questions for other publishers, reported by NPR.
- Huffington Post on fictional books within books.
- The New York Times writer, Paul Krugman, says that Amazon’s monopsony is not OK.
- On October 17, author Kathleen Hale’s article about stalking a book blogger who left a bad review (and who, in her opinion, had been cyberbullying her) has angered many people in the community. I never thought there were similarities between the book community and the #gamergate community until now, and it’s a scary realization. But #HaleNo and #YesAuthor tags on Twitter are showing some much-needed responses from both bloggers and authors. Here’s a collection of posts that discussed this news:
- Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner: a personal response to a shocking thing that happened.
- Jane @ Dear Author on the importance of pseudonymous activity.
- Janet @ Dear Author on poisoning the well.
- Jim C. Hines: victim or perpetrator?
- Joséphine @ Word Revel on online safety: in response to Kathleen Hale.
- Kat @ Bookthingo on shenanigans in social media – an author brags about stalking a reader.
- Kelly @ Stacked on 7 steps to protect your privacy as a blogger (or as a person on the Internet, period).
- Sunita @ VacuousMinx on the rising costs of membership in the booktalk community.
Do you have any interesting news that you want to share? Let me know!