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1. Pay to Browse? -- Shelver wrote about this ludicrous idea floating around in which some bookstores are talking about charging customers to browse their shelves. I get that the digital age makes it increasingly difficult for brick & mortar stores, but I am convinced this would cause more problems than it would solve.
2. Real Men Read YA -- I am borrowing this one from Kay of It's a Book Life's list last week because I am so in love with this blog and so happy she pointed me toward it. I read the very first post and then just kept reading more. Luckily it's a pretty new blog, so it didn't take me that long! My husband and I both read YA (and non-YA), so I really love this guy's perspective and his candor. His blog is funny and unique and definitely one of my new favorites.
3. Speaking of YA, On Reading YA: Target Audience, Purpose, Darkness, and Prejudices over on Christina Reads YA is a fabulous argument for why children's and YA lit has value for people of all ages. So if you have ever been irritated by people who turn their nose up at it or claim the only books worth reading are adult books, do yourself a favor and read it too. Christina put into words very eloquently what I wish I could have said the first time I encountered YA-hate. YA is not for everyone and that's fine, but don't make me feel bad about enjoying Harry Potter or The Hunger Games!
4. And lastly, I spotted The Ultimate Comedy Library: 57 Books Every Comedy Fan Should Read over on SplitSider. I clearly do not need any more books on my TBR list, but I'm a big fan of humor on audio, so I bookmarked this list for the next time I need an audiobook for a car trip or decide to give multitasking a try and listen while doing chores, working out, etc.
Have a good week everyone :)