Saturday, July 16, 2011

Reading Roundup, 16 July 2011


  • "The book is not dead, it's just shape-shifting" reads the headline of an article by Robert McCrum in the Guardian. The truly beautiful thing about the article? Although he leads with a mention of ebooks and the IT revolution, what the article is actually about is the shifts taking place in various literary genres, shifts that may have been influenced by the new digital technologies but are happening in the world of print books. Yay, print.
  •  How happy it makes me to have Harry Potter in the news again! (I'm just going to highlight a couple of links, but check out Shelf Awareness, which kindly for shared these and more.)

    First, Duff and the gang at Charm City Cakes have created the most beautiful Hogwarts cake. Yes, cake. (The image is courtesy of Charm City Cakes Facebook page.)

    Next, a young man writes about growing up mildly obsessed with Harry Potter. Yeah, I cried when I read it.



    Just one, this week. Monster Island by David Wellington is a pretty good take on the zombie novel. It's quick and fun. Read the full review here. (And look for my review of Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, a better, more original zombie novel. Coming soon.)


    Be sure to stay tuned for the latest news from the bookstore front. We're getting closer...

    Oh, and if you have a favorite post--your own or someone else's--from the past week, why not link it up here?



Anonymous said...

Forget Laura’s book “Of Thee I Zing”, a pathetic, boring, allegedly rebel, ‘opinion book’. Don’t waste your hard-earned $30 bucks, instead read a BANNED book like “America Deceived II” by a real rebel and the “World’s Most Hated Author”, E.A. Blayre III.
Last link (before Google Books bans it also]:

Rebecca Glenn said...

Um, sure. Although your comment, "Anonymous," is obviously blatant self-promotion for what is probably a crappy self-published book, I'm going to go ahead and publish it.

Best of luck to you, Mr/Ms Blayre.


PS I'm curious. Who "banned" your book?