Linked Up: Paging Through the Internet

My mom loved thinking about and talking about reading almost as much as she loved the actual act of reading.

In her absence, I’ve turned to the giant reading conversation that is the World Wide Web. Here’s what the Internet is saying about books, authors and the publishing industry this week:

My brother’s favorite things (Nintendo! Gaming!) meet my mom’s favorite things (Books! Reading!) as Nintendo announces its new DSi XL will also act as an ebook reader. [Wired]

Following on the news that The Disney Channel will release Harriet the Spy – Blog Wars, Gawker reimagined some of my favorite children’s books with a technological twist.[Gawker]

You know what we need more of? Books about Obama. [USA Today]

John Grisham is bringing his lawyer tales to the kiddies. [The New York Times]

New York Magazine speculates whether faux memoirist James Frey is secretly a bestselling sci-fi writer. [NY Mag]

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