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Town check out all the books from its library in an effort to avoid closure.

This essay on why Chinese mothers are superior seems to have started the largest Internet debate this week.

People got almost as heated about the number of spaces at the end of a sentence.

The difficulty of writing novels set in the Internet age.

Neil Gaiman is to star in the Simpsons.

Harper Collins release enhanced ebooks for The Chronicles of Narnia series:

Stieg Larsson was the top European writer in 2010.

The judges for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize have been announced.

Book scanning device adds fuel to copyright debate.

The BBC are going to adapt Sarah Water’s book, The Night Watch, for TV.

For those in the UK

The deadline to become a World Book Night giver has been extended.

Save Our Libraries From Cuts and Closures!

Listen to Amanda Ross talk about the TV Book Club. Don’t forget that the new series starts tonight!

Have a wonderful week!

 

14 replies on “Links I Like”

Sandy, I haven’t read The Night Watch yet. I’m going to have to pick it up soon. I’m sure you don’t need to worry about them getting it right – all her others have been adapted beautifully so far. :-)

Thank you for the link about writing in the internet age. The article raises a very interesting point (but is far too long for the internet in my opinion). I admit that I tend to cheat a bit when I write cosy mysteries by having village constables pedalling around in the country side. Still, I don´t believe for one moment that readers of that particular genre want murders solved via satellite & advanced forensics. So the setting, sub-genre and the level of technology must go together.

Dorte, I am sometimes frustrated that murders aren’t solved by checking the Internet. I’m guessing that cozy mysteries will increasingly become pieces of historical fiction, but I don’t think that is necessarily a bad thing.

I look forward to reading the book about Chinese mothers/parents. I grew up in a neighbourhood that was about 70% Chinese and saw firsthand exactly what she was talking about and the results that come from it.

And the empty bookshelves in the library is pretty cool!

I love the story of the town that checked out all of the books in their library so it wouldn’t be shut down. Well done!

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