The weekly web ramble (3/30)

Links from the web jungle


– For those who ever wondered how HBO can afford to make Game of Thrones

– And here are 9 clips from season two of Game of Thrones (which premieres this Sunday)


Kristin Cashore rebuts Joel Stein’s New York Times piece on why adults shouldn’t read YA

– And Foz Meadows calls out the blatant sexism of that very same Joel Stein op-ed

– Meanwhile Lev Grossman defends adult readers who enjoy YA

– In other news, Vicky Alvear Shecter takes on the darker side of Greek myths

– And Catherynne M. Valente responds to The Tears of Christopher Priest


– Read an excerpt from The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen 

– Check out an excerpt from Uglies: Shay’s Story by Scott Westerfeld and Devin Grayson

– Read an excerpt from The Girl in the Park by Mariah Fredericks 

– Check out the first three chapters of Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy