Friday Favorites

I want to highlight articles and posts that caught my eye on books, publishing, and technology from the week.


The “New Adult” Category: Thoughts + Questions from Sarah at Clear Eyes, Full Shelves

Great topic and a really interesting take on the debate of whether this category is needed or just another way to market Young Adult books to adults.


YA Wednesday: 2012 National Book Award Finalist William Alexander And His “Goblin Secrets” from Jeff VanderMeer of Omnivoracious

Discusses Goblin Secrets and William Alexander’s shock at being a National Book Award Finalist.


Book Review: The Girl Of Fire And Thorns By Rae Carson from Amy of tripping over books

I love The Girl Of Fire And Thorns so much and this is a really great review of it.


ipad mini

Do you think this smaller ipad will see more readers using this as opposed the Nook and Kindle tablets? I think it will be interesting to see what the impact is on eBook readers.


Any bookish news that stood out for you this week?





  1. Surely a Mini iPad is just an iPhone?! Love your blog and the style is great 😀
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  2. Love the New Adult discussion. I feel like I’m getting a lot of review requests that pertain to it…
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    • Are you a fan of the idea of a new category? I’m not sure what I think and am not super familiar with the books being classified this way.

      • I think it’s a trend. I would be surprised if the term sticks. Though, I do think that it’s great that they’re beginning to publish stories about girls in their late teens/early 20’s but I think that it’s a term better applied to marketing in a store on a special display rather than an actual publishing term like YA…you?
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        • I agree as an adult, young adult reader that I am interested in reading stories about older teens and those in their 20’s. It may add more to the confusion and even to the stigma that these books have to create a new category.

          I might feel differently if I was a parent looking for age specific reading for a child but I would be fine if books would be marketed as popular fiction and shelved together. I love to wander in book stores and see no reason to be so limited by the shelving.

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