The weekly web ramble (3/18)

Links from the web jungle


– A first look behind the scenes of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2!

– For a short while, you could have checked a therapy dog out from the Yale Law Library. Seriously.

– And now Borders is closing even more stores – here’s the new list


Kim Harrison was on the B&N community boards this week, answering fan questions – including one from me:

Byrt: Wlll we see more of Rachel trying to save Ivy’s soul, and do you have an idea of which book that will happen in? (I can’t wait :). Also, will Ivy get a big kick ass moment soon? It seems like lately a lot of her action has been happening off page, and I miss her…

Kim: Yes, I have about three ways I can do it, so when I get to that point, I’ll chose what makes the most sense. Maybe it will work, maybe it won’t. I miss Ivy, too. The last book will be very Ivy rich.

– Meet Stephen Blackmoore, an author who didn’t realize he’d written an Urban Fantasy novel

Franny Billingsley talks Chime

Richelle Mead on the strange and nefarious ways of her neighbors

Kristen Britain on using Maine as the setting for her Green Rider series

Jasper Fforde explains the amusing premise of his latest book, One of our Thursdays is Missing:

Patricia Briggs at the University Bookstore, the Seattle stop on her River Marked tour:


– Read the first three chapters of Huntress by Malinda Lo

– Check out an excerpt from The Dragon’s Path by Daniel Abraham

– You can read C.C. Hunter’s short story Turned at Dark, the prequel to her upcoming YA, Born at Midnight, here

– And you can read an excerpt from Born at Midnight here

– Read an excerpt from Douglas Hulick‘s upcoming novel, Among Thieves

– Suvudu’s 50 page Friday: Oath of Fealty by Elizabeth Moon

– And a tiny, early peek at Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan