Critical Linking: May 14th, 2013

 

Blume has “zero -interest” in penning more YA—a genre that didn’t exist when she was writing it. “I don’t consider myself a young-adult writer,” she says firmly.

Is it just me or is that sort of a sick burn by Judy Blume?

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Many publishers that  do sell or license are engaging in extreme price gouging, overpricing  e-books that deter libraries from buying them. Along with the inability to offer e-books comes the inability for libraries to exercise the core  function of providing equitable access to information.

Not sure which is my least favorite thing publishers do with ebooks: this junk or DRM.

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The journal is 96 pages long and covers the background to his feted poem September 1, 1939, written at the outbreak of the Second World War. Auden gave the journal to his friend George Davis, a novelist and magazine writer, but all trace of it disappeared shortly after until it was found recently.

This should be pretty interesting.

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