Lots of interesting things going on out there on the interwebs:
ChiZine Press is holding an unusual contest, where you enter to win a CZP e-book by reviewing one of their books on Amazon or Goodreads. Note that positive reviews are not required; all they ask for is “an honest assessment” of a book you’ve actually read.
Bitch magazine has irritated a lot of people by first listing and then de-listing three books–Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce, Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott, and Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan–on their list of 100 feminist YA titles. Sarah at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books waxes eloquent on being a longtime Bitch supporter who’s upset by their decision. Authors requesting to have their books removed from the list in solidarity include Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier, and Maureen Johnson; as of this writing, Bitch has not responded publicly to those requests.
Kirrily “Skud” Robert notes that a big recent discussion about book piracy has been overlooked by mainstream tech and book bloggers–perhaps because it’s mostly happening on the LiveJournal and Dreamwidth online journaling services, which are often considered “not real blogs”; perhaps because the discussion has a strong social justice slant; and perhaps because most of the participants are women. Her post includes data, a lovely graph, and links to the highlights of the discussion, all of which are very much worth your time.