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This Week’s Articles (4/01 – 4/07 — a little late!)

These articles were worth reading; they came to my attention in the last week or so:“E-books settlement talks advancing — sources” by Diane Bartz, Reuters “The Missing 20th Century: How Copyright Protection Makes Books Vanish” by Rebecca J. Rosen, The Atlantic “The Rise of e-reading” at PewInternet — a long… Read more »

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“The Thirteenth Princess” by Diane Zahler

“The Thirteenth Princess” by Diane Zahler

Categories: Children’s, YA, Fantasy Book source: Public library The Thirteenth Princess retells the story of the Twelve Dancing Princesses from the point of view of a youngest thirteenth sister.  Disregarded by the King after her mother dies in childbirth, Zita is relegated to work as a servant in her father’s… Read more »

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This Week’s Recommended Articles (3/25-3/31)

Despite the frenzy of posts about the Harry Potter ebook/Pottermore store launch, about which I posted earlier this week (with plenty of links to other blogs), bloggers have found time to write about one or two other trends and issues in the field of books and ebooks. Rich Adin (An… Read more »

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Harry Potter ebooks finally available!

Harry Potter ebooks finally available!

The Harry Potter ebooks have finally gone on sale at the Pottermore shop!!! US prices are $7.99 each for the first three books, $9.99 for the remaining four, or $57.99 for the entire set.  That’s in line with the paperback prices. The books are currently available only in English, but… Read more »

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Forthcoming fantasy books (2012)

Forthcoming fantasy books (2012)

Here are some of the fantasy novels due out in the remainder of 2012, in order of their release dates: Home from the Sea (An Elemental Masters Novel), by Mercedes Lackey.  Lackey’s Elemental Masters novels set retold fairy tales in Edwardian/post-WWI England, where wielders of elemental magic live and work… Read more »

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This Week’s Recommended Articles (3/18-3/24)

This Week’s Recommended Articles (3/18-3/24)

1) Finally, there’s evidence to support what I’ve always known: reading fiction is good for you!  The New York Times Sunday Review published an article by Annie Murphy Paul entitled “Your Brain on Fiction,” which looks at how neuro-imagery (such as fMRI scans) is being used to study which parts… Read more »

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