Monday News: Amazon App adds accessibility features; Nook adds Google Play; Graphic Novels at libraries increasing
The commenters said it was a publicity stunt; that if she didn’t want publicity she shouldn’t have agreed to go public; that she showed bad judgment in sending intimate pictures to another man; that she should never have trusted a “friend/lover.” Etc. It’s pretty incredible to me how pervasive the victim blaming is in these cases. This is just part and parcel of the rape culture where the victim is continually blamed for someone else’s negative actions. Mail Online
As Brenner’s statistics suggest, the emphasis is on kids and YA. Manga still has a following, especially among classic series like Naruto and Bleach. Keller recently discovered a fan base for Kindachi. Superheroes remain popular over all, and Scholastic hits such as Kazu Kibuishi’s Amulet and books by Telgemeier (Smile, Drama) are heavily circulated. Brenner says novelist and comics writer Warren Ellis is a big draw for adults at her library, along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead (to the surprise of no one), Bill Willingham’s Fables, anything by Brian K. Vaughan and Marvel’s current hit, Hawkeye.