All the tech blogs have posts today about new features just announced by Google for its Google Books service.

You can read about all the new additions at TechCrunch. The one that I really like is the feature that lets you embed previews of books into your own blog or website.

I’m hoping to use this with next year’s mainstream ninth-grade English class. We’re going to be doing some work with other classes, and I can see them writing about their books, embedding the preview, and then having other students respond not only to their writing, but to the preview of the book that they will be able to read.