At Lit Hub, Tiphanie Yanique discusses her second novel, Monster in the Middle, which follows the maze-like trajectory of generations of love and relationships. “I want the book to consider how what is monstrous to us might also be what is holy,” Yanique says. “The book is structured in what might feel like a wending manner, as with a labyrinth. Labyrinths and other images of journey are used to metaphorize the idea of, well, love. Because what is more likely to destroy you or bless you than love?”
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Yesterday, Amazon announced “Kindle Library Lending,” a new feature coming later this year that will allow users to go to their local libraries and “check out” books to their Kindle. The eBooks can be kept for about the same amount of time as a normal library book. The users can take notes in the margin, which, if they decide to buy the book or check it out again, will still be there. Technology!