What to Do When You Love a Book

Let's just start off by noting that I had a very difficult time titling this post. It was called in quick succession "Staff Picks, Math Tricks" (there were no math tricks), "Talk is Money," and "Buy Books!" (Bad! Bad! ALL BAD!) Moving on...

There was a Thing this week on the YA internets about Stacey Jay's now-cancelled Kickstarter for the sequel to her book Princess of Thorns. I'm not going to get into too much detail here, both because a) many others (including Chuck Wendig) did a much better job than I would have done reacting to the uproar and b) that's not what I'm talking about today. Suffice to say that the whole thing made my heart hurt, both for Stacey and for what this implies about the larger cultural devaluation of the creative arts.

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