Saturday, January 14, 2012

Around the internets

The internet! So full of goodness... here's a few things that caught my attention this past week.

It's time for the 2012 Comment Challenge, hosted by Mother Reader and Lee Wind. It's been up and going since Jan. 5, but it's never too late to get started! Hop on over, and let the comments flow!

Cassandra Clare's City of Fallen Angels cover reveal. I'm not super into this series, but it's all over the internets, and you just can't miss it.

One of my favorite blogs, The Book Lantern, always a great source for thoughtful critical analysis of overall trends and issues in Young Adult literature, weighed in with thoughts on The Heroine Tournament.

A fantastic post about swoony girls in beautiful dresses on Read In a Single Sitting.

And while we're thinking about book covers, here's a tutorial on how to design a YA book cover, all in one beautiful graphic.

An unusually high number of snowy owls spotted all over the Americas -- good breeding year? Or proof that something's going on in the wizarding world??

Postage stamp fairytale jewelry. Want!

Check out these incredible celebrity libraries. Wow, if I was loaded, you know there's several ideas I'd steal from these beautiful spaces.

Oh no, it's another author with a hastily removed rant about negative reviews.

And finally I leave you with my new favorite steampunk video:


  1. OKay, I *love* that steampunk video. TImely, too, since last night I spent about 30 minutes trying to tell my husband what steampunk is.

  2. I think I must have watched this video about 5 times in a row... at least!

  3. Thanks so much for the mention, and for the great set of links!

  4. Thanks Stephanie! I'm so glad I discovered your blog through the comment challenge.

  5. I'd heard there was another negative review kerfluffle, but hadn't seen any details. What a pity the author ended up drawing so much negtive attention her own way.

  6. Thanks for the round up and the bracing shot of steampunk. Made my morning.

  7. What a nice roundup! Especially the steampunk. Thanks!

  8. Ah, I love it when bloggers do round ups like this! Thank you for putting the time in to compile all of these links. :)

  9. Thanks for mentioning the Comment Challenge! I love these round-ups of posts, because I'm always feeling like I'm missing so much that is out there. (Though I sadly didn't miss the author's response post. When will they learn not to do this?)

  10. @MotherReader - Eh, it's human nature, I suppose. God knows, I've hit "send" on a rant or two and then immediately regretted it. But still! Being so defensive does reflect poorly on the author. It's so undignified. Some people should take a page from the theatre world, and "never read their reviews."



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