clean readerThe Outdated Concept of a ‘Best Books’ List (GoodeReader)
It doesn’t really matter what the list is or what it’s measuring, there’s bound to be a critic and there’s guaranteed to be a sore spot for a book, film, song, or other content that didn’t make the cut.

Critics Sound Off on ‘Clean Reader’ App (School Library Journal)
A survey, thus far, of some responses to “Clean Reader.” The application, for IOS and Android, is an ereading platform that removes profanity, references to anatomical features, and language deemed offensive from titles available in an online bookstore.

Removing Import Restrictions Would Harm Australian Authors, Say Publishers (The Guardian)
Local book industry argue changes proposed in Harper Review will affect their bottom line and may see less long-term investment in Australian writers.

Salman Rushdie’s GoodReads Ratings of Classic Books Go Viral (Huffington Post)
On Sunday, Rushdie’s starred reviews of several classic books went viral — including a few shockingly unflattering ones.

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  1. Why can’t Rushdie rate books the way he wants without others pitching a hissy fit? I happen to agree that a three star review for To Kill a Mocking Bird is justified . It’s an ok book – I could even go as high as four stars – but not five. Others, of course, disagree. So why should Rushdie feel compelled to capitulate and say “just fooling around” on his rating. It’s ok to dislike famous novels – no matter if you’re Rushdie or Joe Blow. Be proud for not agreeing with the crowd. Who cares others think? Or is he concerned that if he doesn’t toe the line people won’t buy his books?

    But he is dead wrong on Money by Amis – it a much better book than Mockingbird by one or two stars. However, this mistake will not influence me on reading or not reading his books.

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