The weekly web ramble (8/12)

Links from the web jungle


 – Maureen Ryan talks Game of Thrones (the TV show) with George R.R. Martin

John Connolly and Declan Hughes have listed ten crime books you have to read before you die

– Feel like a dose of old school PBS? Acorn Media has started a streaming service and you can try it for free, now through 8/31

– NPR gives us the top 100 books in Sci Fi & Fantasy (according to their audience poll)


Tamora Pierce is one majorly unhappy camper

Patricia Briggs on writing and where she finds inspiration

Kevin Hearne on where he got the idea for his Iron Druid chronicles

Diana Peterfreund answers questions about her upcoming Persuasion-inspired YA, For Darkness Shows The Stars

Cindy Pon talks about sex (in her novels)


– Take a peek at Rachel Caine‘s latest, Working Stiff

– Check out an excerpt from Lia Habel‘s Dearly Departed 

– Read an excerpt from Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy #1) by Jennifer Estep

– You can download & read the first chapter of Gregg Olson‘s Envy

– Read an excerpt from Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence 

– Take a peek at The Power of Six (the sequel to I Am Number Four), from Pittacus Lore