I really intended to have my links post up yesterday, but it’s been a crazy week. Thursday night, I sang at a community memorial service. Friday night, we had a houseful of boys sleeping over to celebrate Josiah’s 8th birthday. My youngest is now 8! Hard to believe. Anyway, it was a crazy night and then I was fried all day Saturday and didn’t feel like doing much of anything, including blogging. And in the midst of this, I’m supposed to be writing for NaNoWriMo, but I haven’t been and now I’m behind. Hoping to catch up in the next few days, but we’ll see.
~ Kathy at Bermudaonion has an interview with Bruce Foster, the paper engineer who made Chuck Fischer’s book Angels pop-up. There’s also a chance to win the book!
~ Tasha’s a bit ticked off about a documentary that labeled Jane Austen as a masculine writer. Seems some people need to make Jane seem less feminine in order for her to be taken seriously. I had the same reaction as Tasha.
Reviews that have me adding to my to-read list:
~ Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, reviewed by Swapna at S. Krishna’s Books.
~ The Finest Type of English Womanhood by Rachel Heath, reviewed by FleurFisher.
~ The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson, reviewed by Amy at My Friend Amy.
~ Perfect Timing by Jill Mansell, reviewed by Jenny Loves to Read.
~ How to Buy a Love of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson, reviewed by Lenore at Presenting Lenore.
~ In honor of reaching 1,000 followers, Kristi at The Story Siren is giving away $40 to spend on books at either The Book Depository or your indie bookseller of choice.
~ Win After You by Julie Buxbaum at Peeking Between the Pages.
~ There’s still time to enter to win The Purloined Boy by Mortimus Clay.
Other bookish links:
~ The top 20 most annoying book reviewer cliches and how to use them all in one meaningless review. I’m sure I’ve used every single one of these at one time or another.
Other non-bookish, but still fun, links:
~ Taylor Swift hosted SNL and starred in “Firelight,” a funny Twilight spoof.
~ An Dochas: Rise is the CD my husband got me for my birthday. If you like Celtic and/or World Music, click on the link to listen to the samples – they’re brilliant.