Category Archives: The Link-O-Lator

Links: Book Club Chat Reminder, Fascinating Victorians, and More

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Before I get to the pieces of fascinating that I’ve found or have been sent to me this week – and dude, the internet is FULL of this stuff, did you know? – I want to apologize for the lack of RSS email the past few days. The problem is all fixed, and you should be receiving the daily content newsletter with no issues today (hi there!). Thank you for letting me know about the problem,…

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Links: Fall Back into a Historical Romance, and More Food for Thought

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Linkage! Tons and tons of linkage, with thought provoking things and clever things and downright funny things. Ready? First up, if you’re falling back, a veritable smorgasbord (I think you can either have a veritable cornucopia or a veritable smorgasbord, so pick your preference) of historical romance authors would like to see what historical romance you’re falling back in time with this weekend. Over 200 historical romance authors as part of the Historical Romance Network are posting selfies with…

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Links and News: Jennifer McQuistion in Sierra Leone, Plus Editing Music and Romance Chocolate

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Veterinarian and epidemiologist Dr. Jennifer McQuiston works for the CDC, and is currently in Sierra Leone helping to combat the Ebola outbreak there. You might recognize her name because she also writes romance novels. McQuiston's Facebook page is serving as a brief dispatch travelogue as she works there for six weeks.  She was also interviewed for Colorado Public Radio on how scientists detect and combat diseases. (Thank you to Anna Richland for the link.) … I'm…

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Adobe Is All Up in Your Reading Business, And Other Links

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In today's Holy Shit are you KIDDING? news comes a story first reported on Monday by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader: Adobe Digital Editions v4 is gathering data on what you read and sending that information back to Adobe.  No. Really. Adobe is gathering data on the ebooks that have been opened, which pages were read, and in what order. All of this data, including the title, publisher, and other metadata for the book is being…

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Where Books Come From, Spec Fic Short Fiction, Interviews with Sarah and More

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First up, a link from Gry, our Norwegian Friday Videos Correspondent, who also sends cool links: Where Books Come From. Wee adorableness? I need a moment. … Thea and Ana of The Book Smugglers have formed a publishing company, Book Smugglers Publishing, and will issue quarterly stories science and speculative fiction with each set of stories fitting within a given theme: With the goal of discovering the best voices in speculative fiction from across the…

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Hiddleston Quilts, Podcasts, David Bowie, and Upworthy Pron: Links Ahoy!

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I've got piles of links, and I cannot lie. Ready for fun reading on the internet? Let's go!  From Karen, a link I posted in the comments to Elyse's Hiddle-riffic review for Orca King II: A QUILT OF MAJESTY. No really. Look at it. (I don't think I can go fetch the image). That pretty much ends any aspirations I had of quilting anything, let alone a picture of Tom Hiddleston.  … From Janice comes this extremely…

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Links: Kirkus Recommendations, Cover WTFery, and Canadian Bears

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It's Friday (or early Saturday if you're on the other side of ye olde date line), and I have a collection of links to things that I hope you'll find interesting – or thought provoking. Possibly scary.  I'm over at Kirkus this week, recommending two books for your immediate reading needs: Whether your reading tastes vary during the summer or are pretty consistent throughout the calendar—and I'm definitely of the latter reading group—the books we…

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Links! Merry Windflower Moments at Kirkus, Romance Festivals, and Comic Excellence

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First, can someone explain why at this moment, the smaller main dog of my two dogs MUST put his chin on my laptop? Is he afraid of lawn movers? It's too early for dinner. What the heck, dude?  Anyway, here are links!  First, I'm over at Kirkus, rounding up my favorite moments from The Windflower, because every time I go back into my copy to look something up, I end up reading another 4 chapters. (Is…

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Links: The Chatsfield, Bollywood, An Interview with Carrie, Fiction Recs From my Dentist, and More

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I have been saving up a bunch of different links with not enough time to write them all up – so get ready for Lots of Different Things!  First: Harlequin has a new transmedia storytelling project called The Chatsfield, which partners a series of books with an online digital set of additional stories, all centered around a mythical upscale hotel. I've been playing around with the website a bit, and there are layers of stories…

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Links: Kirkus, Audiobooks, Lying Cat, and Crafty Crafts

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Carrie sent me this link to an analysis of a single scene from the comic Saga, which Carrie reviewed here in November.  It's a scene that is poignant and powerful on first read, and takes on additional layers with this analysis from Matthew Derman: Lying Cat, Sophie, and Me. Then in this month’s Saga #14, Lying Cat and Sophie shared a one-page scene that reestablished their core concepts in a beautifully boiled down, purified way, and also made…

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Links! Things to Read! Like An Endless Collection of Text and Images!

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Two weeks ago, we took a look at the front and back of Keeper by Patricia Gardner Evans. In the comments, more than a few readers said the book itself was really good, and definitely not one to judge by the “still wasters” on the cover. So I took at look at the copy I'd ordered so I could scan the cover, and boy howdy, was it interesting. It's powerful and emotional and the heroine…

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Links! Lots of Things to Read and Look At This Week

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Link time! It's like we're on the internet, this enormous trove of interconnected data and opinion searchable in myriad directions. Oh, internet, you're so awesome.  First up: I'm over at Kirkus this week talking about Coming In from the Cold by Sarina Bowen, which I read last week on vacation and which helped break my reading slump:  In my last column, I wrote about my reading slump, and how so few of the books I was…

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News, Links, Neat Stuff, and Funny Stuff

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Hey! It's time for some links, because the internet never ceases to be interesting and entertaining (thank heavens!). First: housekeeping! I'm going on vacation next week with my family, and while the mayhem and hilarity will continue at its usual buttery pace, I'm going to be posting deals 3 times next week instead of daily. I'll be around so don't go breaking things! (I really, really love this site and our community so I can't…

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Happy Valentine’s Day: Conversation Hearts of Awesome II and Other Fun Stuff

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Hey! It's Valentine's Day! That means the chocolate is on sale tomorrow (woo!), there's lot of people wearing red today (which, woo, because I like red), and there's glancing coverage of romance. I said this earlier in the collection of links on Wednesday, and had it made into graphic form just for fun:    Happy Valentine's Day to us!  AND ON THAT NOTE. It's time for Conversation Hearts of Awesome II: The Desolation of Smaug! Theresa Romain…

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Links: Good and Funny Stuff to Soothe the Part Where Plagiarism Is Still Ugly

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I have two crappy things first, then happy, silly, and interesting (I hope) things after, to soothe the crappy rage a little. GUESS WHAT. People are still attempting to copy books, switching a few words or more than a few, and publishing them as their own. AND GUESS GUESS WHAT WHAT ELSE. They get caught. By readers! Who read books!  THE DEVIL YOU SAY! Grab your copy of The Plagiarism Workout so you're ready, k?…

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