The weekly web ramble (10/12)

Links from the web jungle


Read Now, Sleep Later discusses some recent comments by Isaac Marion that highlight the YA stigma

Marie Lu also posted a thoughtful response to the Marion controversy

John Scalzi breaks down the new Amazon author rankings

– The last story Ray Bradbury ever wrote was about libraries


– A wonderful webcast with J.K. Rowling, where she answers all sorts of Harry Potter questions

Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire series, talks Longmire (the TV series based on his books)

Sarah Rees Brennan answers six questions about gender and YA

Kristin Cashore on where she finds the  inspiration for her novels

Steve Bein, author of Daughter of the Sword, shares some Samurai trivia

Neil Gaiman briefly explains the premise of his upcoming Sandman prequel series:


– Read the first seven chapters of Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

– Check out an excerpt from Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

– Read an excerpt from Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

– Check out an excerpt from Path of Beasts by Lian Tanner