A brand new round-up of webby links: from banned books, new technologies, to movies and a bit of controversy.
Recently, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the new Review Guidelines at Goodreads. The new policy certainly roused the book-loving community and raised many questions. But whether you agree or not, it’s always best to be informed. So here are the rules, the discussions, and a great post on the subject.
Review Guidelines ~ Link
Announcements > Important Note Regarding Reviews ~ Link
Pondering Reviews, Community – and a Bit of Goodreads ~ Link
Banned Books Week
This past week we celebrated the Banned Books Week, sponsored by American Library Association and there were a great number of articles about the banned books all around the web. Here are a few that caught my attention.
America's most surprising banned books ~ Link
The Religious Controversy Surrounding Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials ~ Link
Two brand new Divergent movie posters. Yay! I can’t wait to see this one. I have to admit, I wasn’t too keen on all the casting they’ve done for this movie, but I totally don’t mind looking at these two posters – gorgeous!
‘Divergent’ releases two gorgeous posters highlighting Tris, Four, and their tattoos ~ Link
In other movie news…
‘The Giver’ with Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridgets Gets Release Date ~ Link
East of Eden & Burial Rights
‘Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence, Gary Ross To Re-Team On Steinbeck’s ‘East Of Eden’ For Universal And Brian Grazer ~ Link
Kindle & Apple
While everyone was sharing their love for banned books and/or discussing the new rules over at Goodreads, both, Amazon and Apple, were making news of their own. Amazon just introduced a new installment in its Kindle Fire series, while Apple set course to bring autographing to eBooks. Looking forward to seeing what these guys will come up with next!
With the New Kindle Fire HDX Tablets, Amazon Stays Ambitious and Goes Upscale ~ Link
Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX slimmer, sharper ~ Link
Apple Patent Tips System for Autographing E-Books ~ Link