Saturday, September 7, 2013

Around the Web #4

Hi guys! Hope everyone had a good week and is ready for the weekend! I know I am, even though it was a short week due to the Labor Day holiday this past Monday. The weather suddenly turned a tad cooler, and I can almost feel the summer waning out… It’s a bit sad, but then fall is the time of year to cozy up with a nice cup of tea, or coffee [did I mention the Pumpkin Spice is back at Starbucks already!?] and a good book of course! And that is just my plan this weekend – to catch up on some good reads!  By the way, here’s a round-up of webby links from this week. Lots of things going on…

Amazon, Kindle, Goodreads, and Netflix for Books…
So, Amazon is coming out with a new Kindle Paperwhite, and it’s finally taking advantage of the recently acquired Goodreads social networking platform incorporating it on Kindle. Now you can read, rate, review, and keep track of your books all on one handy device.

New Kindle Paperwhite hits September 30, starts at $119 (hands-on) ~ Link
Goodreads on Kindle - It's Coming ~ Link

If that wasn’t exciting enough, Amazon is also about to launch its Matchbook service by offering discounted eBooks for print book owners. But other companies are not far behind in catching up with eBook consumers. Oyster just launched a Netflix for Books service!

Amazon Pairs Print and Digital Books With New Program ~ Link
Oyster Launches Netflix For Books ~ Link
Oyster ~ Link

Book Excerpts and more
Curtsies and Conspiracies
Curtsies and Conspiracies (Excerpt) ~ Link

The Baskerville Affair
Exclusive excerpt: Prequel to 'A Study in Silks' ~ Link

Bridget Jones
Before Helen Fielding’s new installment in the Bridget Jones series hits the shelves, four writers try to imagine the Bridget of 2013, navigating the new expanse of “online” love life.

“So… how’s your love life Bridge?” ~ Link

TV and Movie News
Fifty Shades of Grey
Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson cast as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation. Fans react with petition. Is this a new trend, to be perpetually unhappy with casting or am I missing something?

Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson Cast as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele ~ Link
'Fifty Shades of Grey' casting: Fans react with disappointment (+video) ~ Link

True Blood
HBO's 'True Blood' to end its run in 2014 ~ Link

'Outlander': Starz adds '24,' 'Billy Elliot' actors to cast ~ Link

Downton Abbey
First look at Season 4…

'Downton Abbey': Get busy living or get busy dying, Mary! ~ Link

Victoria, xoxo

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