The weekly web ramble (6/6)

Links from the web jungle


Games of Thrones, sex, and HBO: where did it all go wrong?

– Why libraries are more important than people tend to realize

– Levar Burton responds to the criticisms of his Reading Rainbow kickstarter

– The larger implications of the Amazon vs. Hachette battle


– An oldie but goodie: Neil Gaiman‘s 2009 Newbery acceptance speech, on why children’s fiction is the most important fiction of all

Seanan McGuire is so very tired of the uphill battle

Laini Taylor shares memories of her teenage self

– Greg Van Eekhout on the magic of heists


The Murder Complex

– Read the first twelve chapters of The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

Traitors Blade

– Check out an excerpt from Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell

The Silkworm

– Read the first two chapters of The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)

Curses and Smoke

– Check out an excerpt from Curses and Smoke by Vicky Alvear Shecter