I posted earlier this week about the #YAsaves online controversy, and I figured at that point I’d be finished with sharing links from authors who chose to respond to Meghan Cox Gurdon’s article in the Wall Street Journal.
That was until I read Sherman Alexie’s response, also in the WSJ, titled “Why the Best Kids Books Are Written in Blood.” Read it now, then go read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian if you haven’t already.
I don’t know what it is about the WSJ lately, but I also enjoyed this piece from last Friday about “The Insane World of Book Trailers.”
While I agree that many book trailers fall flat, many are also really, really funny—like this one from Carolyn Parkhurst I blogged about this morning. What’s your take on book trailers? For recent examples, follow our Trailer Tuesday feature here on the blog.
In other news, the British Library has launched a classic book reading app. From the BBC:
Unlike e-books, the app uses scanned copies of original editions. Its creators say this gives readers the best way to experience old books the way the classic authors intended—including additions like pull-out maps and original illustrations.
Will you download the app?
I’ve really tried to enjoy everything very much, and it’s been very easy to enjoy, because it’s just been incredible, but again, I have this feeling that something’s going to get me, that this isn’t right. It’s not real. I don’t feel I’ve earned it karmically. I haven’t been good enough!
And that’s it for this week, readers! What are you reading this weekend? Do you have any good links to share?