Here’s a deal: Throughout the month of February, if you check-in at Green Apple Books on Foursquare and purchase Chris Cleave’s debut novel Incendiary (2005), you will receive a FREE copy of his bestseller Little Bee (2009). Just show the clerk your Foursquare check-in!
And the Mother of the Year award goes to Amy Chua, a professor at Yale Law School and author, who believes holding dictatorial control over and instilling massive insecurity in one’s child is the best way to raise them. In fact, it’s this method of child rearing – which she says is the “Chinese” way of doing things – that she accredits for producing so many successful Chinese children. She just wrote (a completely insane) an article in the Wall Street Journal, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior”, an excerpt from her new book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which comes out tomorrow.
Many different things draw two people together, including a similar background, a passion for food, pure unadulterated lust, traveling, the same taste in movies, and a love of books. The SF Library has gotten wise to this and, in honor of Valentine’s Day, they’ve decided to enter the matchmaking business. Singles who want to mingle – let me introduce you to Literary Speed Dating.
This may be the coolest thing to happen to the ebook digital revolution since…well, the iPad. In fact, it may even be better. Ebooks bought through Amazon’s Kindle store (through which the site sells its digital books) can now be loaned out for up to 14 days. Now you can send a friend one of your fav ebooks for free! But, like all good things, there’s a catch. According to Amazon, not all books are lendable – it is up to the publisher or rights holder to determine which titles are eligible for lending.