Oxford English Dictionary ‘will not be printed again’

Oxford English Dictionary has announced that it ‘will not be printed again’ with their site getting more than two million hits a month the next major edition is expected to appear only in electronic form, read the entire article here.

Alyxandra Harvey has posted the two covers for her next Drake Chronicles novel, Out for Blood, which one do you like better?

Austenprose has posted a sneak peak of the latest edition of Jane Austen’s Regency World Magazine, the official magazine of Jane Austen Centre, Bath. She provides a look at the BBC’s new series The Secret Diaries of Anne Lister, a Georgian drama.

Have you looked at Pocket After Dark? It is the new online community by Simon & Schuster that has community discussions, free reads, free previews and notifications of new releases. Authors located there include Sabrina Jeffries,
Judith McNaught, Fern Michaels and Sherrilyn Kenyon.

The Misadventures of Super Librarian has put together a list librarians in romance novels that you should check out.

Interviews:

Violet Haberdasher, author of Knightly Academy, at La Femme Readers.

Adam Jay Epstein & Andrew Jacobsen, authors of The Familiars, at Literaturely Speaking.

Eloisa James, author of A Kiss at Midnight, at Romantic Crush Junkies.

Heidi R. Kling, author of Sea, at Confessions of a Bookaholic.

Giveaways:

Peace, Love and Reviews by Pat is back after her hiatus is giving away alot of great stuff including giftcards and several books including Mockingjay, contest ends September 31st.

Library of Clean Reads is giving away a $60 CSN gift certificate, contest ends September 13th.

Smart Bitches Trashy Books is giving away a bed, yes you read the right, a Tempurpedic bed, contest ends September 2nd.

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The Huffington Post has posted the nine best science fiction YA novels besides Mockingjay. I have to agree with A Wrinkle in Time, The Giver and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, check it out and let me know which books you would add to the list.

Entertainment Weekly’s Blog EW’s Shelf-life has posted a great article about the different attitude taken by “literary critics’ towards novels written by men about family relationships and the same types of books written by women.  Jodi Picoult’s twittering started the latest round of discussion regarding ‘chick lit.’

A Girl Reads brought to my attention that Google states there 129, 864, 880, what constitutes a book you ask? Read the article here.

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