The weekly web ramble (1/27)

Links from the web jungle


– YALSA’s 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults list

– The SAG Foundation has created a new website, Storyline Online, where actors read children’s book aloud

– The mystery of the mysterious Edgar Allan Poe admirer

The Guardian has created a quiz to test you knowledge of Dragons in Literature (8 out of 10!)

– The Oscar nominees have been announced (and six of the nine Best Picture noms are based on books)


– The fabulous Megan Whalen Turner explains the evolution of not telling

 Meet debut author Cat Winters 

– Stephen Colbert interviews Maurice Sendak (and it’s hilarious):


– Read an excerpt from The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman

– Check out the first FOUR chapters of A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison

– Read the first chapter of Starters by Lissa Price

– Check out the first chapter of The Might Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis