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Bookish news and publishing tidbits 18 January 2012

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RIASS news:

Read in a Single Sitting is now on'Pinterest! We're'also on Facebook'if you'd like to hang out with us there, too.

Have you read our latest reviews, interviews and features?

A RIASS reader is looking for suggestions for 'popular YA books that contain overly sexualised, passive, or unrealistically bad-ass heroines'. If you have any recommendations, feel free to add them in the comments of'this post.

Other bookish stuff:

Its the 50th anniversary of the classic, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, and theres a blog tour going on.

YA novel readers clash with publishing establishment'

Maggie Stiefvater adds her 2c on bloggers and reviews'(quotation marks hers)

Beyond Choose Your Own Adventure: Coliloquy Ebooks Give Readers an Active Role

Apple ready to get its teeth into textbook publishing

Why write novels at all?

Kim J Gardiner'shares her thoughts on time for planning, and writing in the shower

An author muses on whether to write female characters or male characters

On reading the same books over and overand over to your kids.

Fourteen punctuation marks that make the world of the written word a richer place'

Typography and chocolate? Could this day get any better?

For Books Sake: a great site featuring books by independent women for independent women

Awesome typography

Reading Fiction Helps Your Career'

Want to write a good book? Write a bad one first. Heres why.

The new way Twitter will dominate online journalism.

Aggressive females and knightly males

The Nile is running a massive'Facebook sweepstakes. Swing by and enter!

I thoroughly enjoyed the film adaptation of Hugo'on the holidays (now I need to catch up and read the book):


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And just because Im still taken by yesterdays chocolate typography:

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  1. There are several reasons I choose to review very few YA titles and the current kerfuffle is one of them.

  2. Stephanie /

    Much of what Ive been reviewing of late has been YA, but Ive been fairly insulated from all of this. I think being all the way over here in Australia and not necessarily engaging so much on forums and on social media etc has helped.