Critical Linking for June 18th, 2014

 

31 Harry Potter Spells We Actually Need. (Magic would solve literally everything.)

I missed this a couple of weeks ago (as if it is possible to keep up with all of BuzzFeed’s Harry Potter lists). But for some reason, I thought these fake but needed Harry Potter spells were really funny.

____________________

New York-based startup Oyster just released its reading app for Android devices — the app works on both phones and tablets, such as the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire.

Now you really don’t have an excuse for not trying Oyster.

____________________

I’m Emily Schultz. My first novel came out eight years ago. It was called Joyland. Last year Stephen King released a print-only novel with the same title. That was cool, until a few King readers bought the e-book version of my novel by mistake and started leaving negative and confused Amazon reviews. I asked Amazon to change their search results to keep people from buying the wrong book but never heard back. Apparently there were a lot of confused readers as this week I got a—for me—big royalty check for those mistaken books. I’m not so upset anymore.

What a crazy story and what a good sport. Enjoy that completely random windfall, I say.

____________________

Still having trouble coming up with a title for a political memoir of your own? We’ll do the work for you. Click below to create a new title and share the results.

A little too much fun.

____________________

If you are into bookish news, check out Book Riot News, our very own running, crowd-sourced list of the most interesting books, reading, and publishing news on the internet.

BR-new-logo-650-by-300

Looking for your next great audiobook? We recommend Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes. Get it or one of 250,000 other audiobooks free when you begin an Audible 30-day trial. audible_scifi_570x147
VIEW COMMENTS