Critical Linking: October 30th, 2013

 

Amazon’s MatchBook program, which lets you buy a Kindle edition of any print book purchased on the site for a hugely discounted price, officially launched on Tuesday.

Check here to see what titles are eligible for you.

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Want to know what New Yorkers are reading? The New York Public Library is on it. Beginning in July, the library has compiled lists of the most checked-out books, both online and in print, in its system.

A pretty fair snapshot of the books “average” readers are interested in.

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It was that role as David Copperfield that was the key to Radcliffe’s being selected for the Harry Potter movies. “Maggie Smith said to the director because of her experience on David Copperfield, you should look at this boy, she could tell. Maggie probably was mainly responsible for casting him on Harry Potter,” Eaton told the Daily Beast.

Great story.

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As you can see by the chart above, the number of LGBT YA novels varied each year, beginning with 13 titles in 2003, and peaking at 25 titles in 2007. The number fell immediately after 2007, dropping in 2010 to a low of 9 titles. In the last few years the number has risen once again, though not as high as it was in 2007.

Not sure what to make of this data, but it’s worth paying attention to.

 

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