News & Notes – 4/25/14

April 25, 2015 News & Notes 12

News & Notes

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff

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Really Cool / Just for Fun

  • The Fictionary app lets you add series-specific dictionaries of fictional people, places, and terms to your Kindle, iOS Kindle app, and some Android ePub apps. (Doesn’t work on Kindle Fire, though.) And it’s spoiler-free! The selection of fictionaries is limited so far, but still includes some well-known authors’s works: G.R.R. Martin, J.R.R. Tolkien, Terry Pratchett, Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, Stephen King, Jane Austen, Victor Hugo. . . and if your favorite series isn’t listed, you can request it and they’ll try to make one. What a great idea!


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12 Responses to “News & Notes – 4/25/14”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It’s absolutely ridiculous. The stated reasons are 1) that other students might stand up to see what she’s reading (then make standing up against the rules, and enforce that) and 2) that she might injure her eye on a corner of the book if they hit a bump or something (as though there aren’t plenty of other things kids could be injured by if a bus bounced severely or was in an accident.)
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I know! I’m tempted to buy the whole series, but not having read any, I’m not sure if I’ll like them, so I just got the first one.

      • hop

        They are fantastic. I wait patiently every year for the new one. Great sense of place and eclectic group of characters.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      You’re off to a great start! I started reading to Robin when she was just a few months old, and never really stopped.