Author news and links:
~ Nick Hornby is going to start writing his column in The Believer again – the essays from this column are what make up The Polysyllabic Spree, Housekeeping vs. the Dirt, and Shakespeare Wrote for Money. When I read this post in my reader, it made my day – I’m going to start scraping together the funds for a subscription.
~ Bookalicious: Shelves for Life – you might not be able to take your books with you, but you can take your bookshelves.
Reviews and blog posts that have me adding to my to-read list:
~ Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger, reviewed by Amy at My Friend Amy.
~ Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa, reviewed by Aarti at Booklust.
~ Birthmarked by Caragh O’Brien, reviewed by Lenore at Presenting Lenore. She also turned my attention toward The Line by Teri Hall and Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder. Those last two links include giveaways, too.
~ The Homeschool Liberation League by Lucy Frank, quoted by Melissa at Mental Multivitamin.
Other bookish links:
~ The Guardian: Ten Rules for Writing Fiction – from authors ranging from P.D. James to Joyce Carole Oates to Neil Gaiman to Phillip Pullman.
And I’ll leave you with a hilarious Shakespeare sketch starring Hugh Laurie and Rowan Atkinson – “A Small Rewrite:”